Skilled Workers Highest Earners: Study

Skilled workers earn more in Canada than other immigrant categories

A new Queen’s University study has found that of all of the types of immigrants who come to Canada, skilled workers are the highest earners. The study, called Immigrant Earnings Differences Across Admission Categories and Landing Cohorts in Canada was conducted by Queen’s University and looked at skilled workers, economic immigrants, refugees and family class immigrants during 1982, 1988 and 1994.

According to the study, “The ten-year average of median earnings levels of skill-assessed economic immigrants exceeded the average median earnings levels for all immigrants by 30 to 37 per cent across the [three years studied] for men and by 36 to 56 per cent for women.”

The same study suggested that Citizenship and Immigration focus more on economic immigrants as opposed to the other categories.

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About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the American Bar Association. He is frequently called upon to appear in the media to discuss Canadian and US immigration issues effecting North Americans. He has been interviewed by Canada AM, CTV, Canada News Net, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star and has given lectures on immigration topics overseas.

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