"At 26 weeks after their arrival, 50% of all immigrants aged 25 to 44 were employed. This was 30 percentage points below the employment rate of about 80% among all individuals aged 25 to 44 in the Canadian population. ... At 52 weeks after arrival, the employment rate among prime working-age immigrants was 58%. This narrowed the gap to 23 percentage points. At 104 weeks, or two years after arrival, the employment rate among prime working-age immigrants was 63%, 18 percentage points below the national rate of 81%. ... Immigrants admitted as principal applicants in the skilled worker category had an even better record for employment. At 26 weeks after arrival, the gap in the employment rate between them and the Canadian population was 20 percentage points. By 52 weeks, this had narrowed to 12 points, and by two years, it was down to 8 points."I want to digest it before writing more, largely because I have some contact at the moment with some cases of "family reunification" (not for myself) and want to sort out what I can print and what I can't.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Canada and Immigration
Came across this blog post today via Mark Steyn's homepage. It provides an interesting set of opinions on immigration into Canada, as well as some frightening statistics: