Canada has among the best educational,economic outcomes for immigrants’ children in the western world.

Published on : January 3, 2018 11:17




Lexbase, Canada’s leading immigration publication under well-known lawyer Richard Kurland, has obtained under Access to Information a very revealing internal report authored by Garnett Picot, Research and Evaluation, CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)

“The Educational and Labour Market Outcomes of the Children of Immigrants: A Success to be Preserved.”

Lexbase states that the report evaluates the performance of Canada’s immigration system over the long term, in terms of the educational and economic outcomes of children of immigrants. It says that a key disclosure is: “Within the second generation visible minority population, Blacks fared the worst in terms of economic outcomes, and the Chinese the best.”

Extracts from report:

“Educational Outcomes in Canada”: “Canada fortunately has among the best educational and economic outcomes for the children of immigrants in the western world. This success sets Canada apart from most European nations, and to some extent, the U.S. But there is tremendous variation by country of origin. The children of immigrants from many Asian countries such as China and India register remarkably high educational outcomes.”

“As a very general statement, the children from Asian families tend to have the highest educational outcomes, those from American and European families tend to look somewhat more like Canadians, although they still register higher educational outcomes than Canadian families on average, and those from Latin America and the Caribbean tend to display lower levels of educational attainment, but still roughly on par with children with Canadian-born parents (from 23% to 28% completed university).”

“Labour Market Outcomes in Canada”: “visible minority groups tend not to do as well in terms of economic outcomes as one might expect given their higher average levels of education.”

“Within the second generation visible minority population, Blacks fared the worst in terms of economic outcomes, and the Chinese the best.”