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Each immigrant costs Canada $450 per year: report

posted Jul 26, 2011, 10:43 PM by Milorad Borota
By: Jon Woodward, ctvbc.ca Date: Tuesday Jul. 26, 2011 9:49 AM PT
A team of B.C. economists has cut a conservative think-tank's estimate of the cost of immigration down to size.

Two months after the Fraser Institute estimated that each immigrant on average costs the Canadian government $6,051 per year – a total cost of as much as $23 billion – Mohsen Javdani and Krishna Pendakur of Metropolis British Columbia took another look at their numbers.

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