Immigrant children more likely to earn degrees

January 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

Immigrant children who arrived in Canada before the age of 12 are more likely to earn a university degree than their Canadian born counterparts, according to Statistics Canada. Among male immigrant children who arrived in Canada in the 1980s, 32% had earned a university degree by the time they were between the ages of 25 and 34. But just over 20% of similarly aged Canadian born males had earned a degree. Although the gap has persisted for decades, it has been widening over time. During the 1960s, the university completion rate for immigrant males was 6% higher. Statistics Canada also reported that a similar trend exists for females, but that participation rates for both Canadian born and immigrant females has been increasing at a faster rate than for males. (Macleans.ca)

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