By the numbers: looking at Canadian immigration rates and income levels

By The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – At look at the latest Conference Board of Canada report on immigration, by the numbers:

— As part of its 2018-20 immigration levels plan, Canada will welcome 310,000 new permanent residents in 2018, 330,000 in 2019 and 340,000 in 2020.

— Economic-class immigrants have typically made up the majority of newcomers to Canada at around 60 per cent of total admissions.

— Family-class immigrants have accounted for about 27 per cent of the annual immigration admissions, while refugees comprise about 12 per cent.

— Employment rates for family class immigrants are at about 52 per cent.

— Even after a decade of living in Canada, family class immigrants earn only 61 per cent of the average Canadian wage. After 23 years, they earn about 81 per cent of the average wage.

— Refugees have the lowest earnings among immigrants. They reach only 50 per cent of the average Canadian wage 10 years after arriving in Canada.

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