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Information Act: Immigrants and Immigration Programs

information act: 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, according to CTV. That, the internal government report says, indicates selection policies for immigration programs are not tailored to capitalize on the economic value of female immigrants. 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. 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. Unlike male immigrants, a persistent gap exists between very recent, recent and established female immigrants and their Canadian-born counterparts, the report states. It flags labour market integration as more challenging for female newcomers. ( As reported in the news.