Newcomer Employment Gap is the Smallest it's Been in a Decade

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Newcomer Employment Gap is the Smallest it's Been in a Decade

An article recently posted in the CIC News highlights the fact that employment rate differences  between new immigrants and Canadian-born workers, is the smallest it has been in 10 years. 

According to the article, "the employment rate gap decreased from 19 percentage points in 2010 to 13 percentage points in 2018" and "recent immigrants are also experiencing faster growth in employment rates than the Canadian-born ".

One of the reasons for this might be the fact that about half of all immigrants have a bachelor’s degree level of education or higher and that "54 per cent, of those in Canada between the ages of 25 and 64 with a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) degree are immigrants ".

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