The U.S. and Canada are the No. 1 and No. 2 desired destinations among adults worldwide who would like to migrate -- in other words, relocate -- permanently to another country if they could, but each nation attracts potential migrants from different backgrounds.
The United States and Canada attract potential migrants for various reasons -- personal, political, or economic -- but opportunity is the common, overarching theme. People may see moving to these countries as a chance to reunite with family members who have already moved, to find jobs, or to provide better lives for their children. Immigration policy and migrant policy, too, could play a role in the talent each nation attracts. Health and social services available to them as newcomers, and their future benefits as citizens, may be yet another factor.Young, Less Educated Yearn to Migrate to the U.S.
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