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Canadian-Born Parents: Cent and Information Request

canadian-born parents: The Immigration Department report, obtained through an access to information request, found 36 per cent of the children of immigrants aged 25 to 35 held university degrees, compared to 24 per cent of their peers with Canadian-born parents, according to Toronto Star. Among the top immigration source countries, more than 50 per cent of the children of immigrants from China and India graduated from university, while one-third of those born to Filipino immigrant parents finished their degrees. Not only do many newcomers arrive with university degrees, their high expectations for their children's academic achievements also appear to lead to the pursuit of higher education among their children, according to a new internal government analysis. By comparison, between 30 and 37 per cent of children to immigrants from Western Europe completed university, followed by those from Latin America and the Caribbean at a rate ranging from 23 to 28 per cent about par with children with Canadian-born parents, the report said. And immigrant parents in Canada tend to have higher levels of educational attainment than Canadian-born parents, said the report by researcher Garnett Picot for the department's research and evaluation unit. Article Continued Below The educational attainment of the parents matters; children with highly educated parents are more likely to be highly educated themselves. ( As reported in the news.