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As Canada steps up efforts to woo the best and brightest from around the world, a new study suggests the government ought to start viewing immigration through a development lens as opposed to just an economic one.

The study by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), a Canadian think tank founded by BlackBerry CEO Jim Balsillie, and the Southern African Migration Programme in Cape Town, argues 80 per cent of immigrants to Canada come from developing countries and that many of them maintain strong emotional, social and financial connections to their countries of origin.

Researchers say this should be encouraged and...

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