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Gap between rich-poor immigrants has lessons for all Canadians

posted Jan 12, 2012, 10:19 AM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Jan 12, 2012, 10:26 AM ]
January 18, 2011. 5:18 pm • Section: The Search Vancouver Sun (blog)

University of B.C. economist Thomas Lemieux teamed up with Brahim Boudarbat of Universite de Montreal to produce the report, which a federally funded labour research publication titled: The Poor Got Poorer.

The disturbing report shows recent immigrants are falling into extremes. They’re either doing better than native-born Canadians in education, business and the professions, or they’re descending into an increasingly struggling immigrant under-class.

“It’s a huge gap,” Lemieux said in an interview. “It’s true that the rich are generally getting richer in Canada, but it’s even worse for immigrants, especially male immigrants.”


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