Immigrants Left Behind

Published: Wednesday, 07/23/2008 12:00 am EDT

When it comes to looking for a job, Canadian-born university graduates generally edge out their immigrant counterparts, especially those from distant regions such as Asia and Africa, a Statistics Canada study found, Sun Media reported. The study found new Canadians who arrived in the past five years are more likely to be jobless, with just 75.3 per cent employed in 2007, less than the 90.7 per cent employment rate enjoyed by native-born Canadians. However, more immigrants of core working age held a university degree last year, compared with 22 per cent of native-born Canadians.

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