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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