Independent topical source of current affairs, opinion and issues, featuring stories making news in Canada from immigrants, newcomers, minorities & ethnic communities' point of view and interests.

Money Article: Immigration Programs and Government Report

money article: 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 Toronto Star. Read more Opinion Equal pay day Show women the money Article Continued Below Timid' pay transparency legislation misses the mark, critics say Opinion Denial of systemic racism is dissociation from reality That, the internal government report says, indicates selection policies for immigration programs are not tailored to capitalize on the economic value of female immigrants. react-empty 142 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. 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.