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Information Act: Immigrants and Immigration Programs

information act: That, the internal government report says, indicates selection policies for immigration programs are not tailored to capitalize on the economic value of female immigrants, according to Vancouver Courier. The report uses internal government data to provide an overview of economic and social outcomes of immigrants from all sources, including economic-class, family-class and refugee streams. The information, obtained by the Canadian Press through the Access to Information Act, shows a persistent gap between female immigrants, both new and established in Canada, compared with their Canadian-born counterparts.article continues below Trending StoriesB.C. government strikes affordable housing' deal with United Church of Canada Greater Vancouver home prices to drop 21 per cent by 2019 analysis Gangs of Vancouver Chinese equivalent of Pay Pal to launch in Richmond The data also shows that more women arrive in Canada as the spouses of economic immigrants or as non-economic newcomers or refugees and have lower employment rates and earn less than the average wage. It flags labour market integration as more challenging for female newcomers. The data shows similar employment barriers also exist for the children of immigrants, especially those whose parents are visible minorities, despite the fact they achieve higher levels of education than Canadian-born children. Unlike male immigrants, a persistent gap exists between very recent, recent and established female immigrants and their Canadian-born counterparts, the report states. ( As reported in the news.