This paper aims to understand how highly skilled Chinese and Indian migrants settle in Canada and the US and to speculate on how a changing geo-economic-political order would affect the flow of the highly-skilled migrants. We first lay out the theoretical corners of return migration, discuss the outcome of various immigrant recruitment and integration policies in Canada and the US, and examine their impacts on immigrants' decision to stay in Canada and the US, or return to their countries of origin. In particular, we review and synthesize existing research and current policy settings on (return) migration and development, review available data in Canada and the US, and investigate the ways in which social and economic environments in both receiving and sending countries can redraw the geographies of migration.


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