The Income of Immigrants Who Pursue Post-Secondary Education in Canada

Perspectives on Labour and Income, Fall 2011, Vol. 23. No. 3

14 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2012  

Anne-Marie Rollin

Statistics Canada

Date Written: June 24, 2011

Abstract

Even though immigrants who arrived in Canada in recent decades are more educated than other Canadians, they enroll in postsecondary educational institutions in proportionally greater numbers after their arrival. This article examines a cohort of immigrants who were between 25 and 44 years of age when they arrived in Canada in 1998 and 1999. Using data from the Longitudinal Administrative Databank (LAD), changes in immigrants' employment income over an eight-year period are studied based on whether these individuals pursued postsecondary education in Canada.

Keywords: educational attainment, employment, immigrants, postsecondary education

JEL Classification: I2, D3, H2, J6

Suggested Citation

Rollin, Anne-Marie, The Income of Immigrants Who Pursue Post-Secondary Education in Canada (June 24, 2011). Perspectives on Labour and Income, Fall 2011, Vol. 23. No. 3 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2144363

Anne-Marie Rollin (Contact Author)

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