- The average hourly wage of an immigrant with the same or better qualifications than their Canadian counterpart is 10% lower.
- As of 2008, immigrants aged 25-54 with college degrees earned 20% less than their Canadian-born counterparts (even though on average they were both younger and more educated)
- Research showed that 40% of new immigrants to Canada are forced to make a downward step in their career paths
- Less than half of internationally trained immigrants were working in their field.
- Three times as many individuals (37%) we unemployed or under-employed than those trained in Canada (11%)
- Relative incomes for newcomers are falling
- Chronic low income occurs at a rate 250% higher than in Canadian-born populations
These are sober figures for anyone seeking to immigrate to Canada to pursue a professional career.