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StatsCan Report Links Income to Life Expectancy

A new report on the state of health in Canada by Statistics Canada finds a strong link between between life expectancy and income in the country. The report uses data collected from 1991 to 2006 in a Canadian census study … Continue reading

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New Statistics Canada Report Shows High Education Levels Among Immigrants

A new Statistics Canada report on the educational attainment of Canadians shows once again that the country’s immigrants tend to be highly educated and educated in demanding fields of study. The report’s most striking finding is that immigrants hold about … Continue reading

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TD Report: Asia No. 1 Source of Immigrants to Canada, But Share Shrinking

A new TD analysis of the recently released 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) shows Asia is the largest, though shrinking, source of immigrants to Canada. While 60 percent of immigrants originated in Asia, which includes the Middle East, in 2005, … Continue reading

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More New Immigrants Moving to Smaller Cities- Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg Among Most Popular

A Vancouver Sun report published Wednesday, titled Canada’s ‘Big Three’ metro areas lose lustre as newcomers opt for smaller cities, examines the phenomenon of immigrants choosing the Big Three Canadian cities less in favour of Canada’s smaller cities: Released Wednesday … Continue reading

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Canadian Jobs Move to New Industries

The recession has shifted the areas of employment growth in Canada according to a new StatsCan study on the country’s job market. The analysis found that the recovery following the 2008 recession did not affect all industries similarly, with most … Continue reading

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Immigrant Income Levels Depend on Canadian Immigration Program

In the second part of our series on the recently released Statistics Canada report on the income of immigrants, we delve deeper into the data and look at how various economic class immigration programs compare for immigrants who arrived between … Continue reading

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Employment Rate of Canada’s Immigrants, Except Filipinos, Trailing National Average

A Statistics Canada report released last week shows Canadian immigrants continuing to experience lower employment rates than the general population, with the gap growing since the 2008 financial crisis. According to the report, the employment rate of immigrants aged 25 to 54 … Continue reading

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Canada’s Population Hits 35 Million, Immigration Largest Source of Growth

According to Statistics Canada’s population clock, Canada’s population passed 35 million last week, a notable landmark in the country’s developmental history, from a sparsely populated British colony in the 19th century to an emerging economic force in the world today. … Continue reading

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Rate of Self-Employment Decreases for Sons of Immigrants, Increases for Daughters -Study

A study on intergenerational changes in self-employment rates among immigrant parents and their children finds that the Canadian-born sons of immigrant parents are less likely to be self-employed than their fathers, and are likely to choose self-employment for different reasons, … Continue reading

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Canada’s Real Wage Growth Stagnant For Last 30 Years -Report

A report published last month as part of Statistics Canada’s Economic Insights series finds that average real wage rates increased by only 14 percent in Canada from 1981 to 2011. According to the report, real hourly wages, meaning hourly wages … Continue reading

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