April 8, 2011
Globe and Mail

Marina Adshade

Immigrants to Canada bring with them a superior knowledge of, and preference for, consumer goods available in their home countries. Thus, while the immigrant population creates a demand for a greater variety of goods, they also bring a familiarity of foreign market conditions and regulatory environments — reducing the cost of importing and increasing the supply of goods arriving from a variety of world regions.

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Reference: Globe and Mail