Nearly 25% of Canadian workers are immigrants, new data shows

Immigrants have made important gains in Canada’s workforce over the last 10 years and more than 50 per cent have a bachelor’s degree or higher, new statistics from Canada’s 2016 census show.

  • tom_billesley

    .. and what are the percentages of migrants unemployable, unemployed, or in the black economy (no pun intended).

  • simus1

    Suppose it would be too difficult for them to do a spot survey of how many “well educated immigrants” are actually employed in their chosen fields.

  • canminuteman

    There are problems with high levels of immigration whether skilled or unskilled. If they are unskilled we end up supporting a parasitic underclass and if they are highly skilled they become our new overlords.

  • shasta

    From what I have seen, I would not trust any self reported and unverified “education” qualification from any immigrant. Nowadays I would tend to suspect even North American qualifications, especially in non STEM subjects.

    • tom_billesley

      Employers will eventually give up and return to having their own tests and examinations for new recruits.

    • The Deplorable Rosenmops

      Most of the immigrants come from very corrupt countries, with very corrupt education systems. Be very suspicious of foreign degrees from corrupt countries.

  • Uncommunist

    Millions of westerners out of work and looking so let’s import immigrants to displace them – especially in government where the demographic numbers are deceptively skewed …

    • Liberal Progressive

      That’s why immigration is good; It vastly expands our Leisure Class!

      • Observer

        By “Leisure Class” I assume you mean unemployed Canadians.

        • Liberal Progressive

          It is extremely offensive and illiberal of you to describe them in such a disparaging way!

  • canminuteman

    I remember years ago when I was working in the financial markets having an Indian colleague, who from what I knew of his background was way under employed. He went from being a rather high ranking member of a corporation, living in style in India to doing telephone sales in Canada and living in a crap apartment in Brampton and commuting to down town Toronto. He pretty much admitted that is sucked, so I asked him why he came here. He said he figured it would give his children a better future. I think the joke was on him. If he was better off in India, I don’t know why his kids wouldn’t be,

    • Waffle

      It always amazes me how many institutions live on their past reputations. My abiding take-away from Marshall McLuhan (and I paraphrase) — we go hurtling into the future while looking into a rearview mirror.

      • tom_billesley

        It’s why whenever there is a war, we start out fighting with weapons and tactics more suited to the previous war.

        • Uncommunist

          Astute observation

  • ntt1

    42% average in BC , yet some parts of Vancouver it is 100% with active discrimination against those who do not speak Hindi or Mandarin.English is no longer the language of business in huge swaths of Greater Vancouver.

    • The Deplorable Rosenmops

      Vancouver has been ruined.

  • Jay Harper

    An average of 24 million tax returns are filed every years. Are they saying that there are 6 million immigrants? I don’t believe it.