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Canadian-born visible minorities earn less

posted Feb 26, 2011, 2:53 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Feb 26, 2011, 2:54 PM ]
From Saturday's Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 9:22PM EST
Last updated Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 9:26PM EST

One of the cherished notions of Canadian multiculturalism is that the children of immigrants succeed economically in a way that makes them indistinguishable from other Canadians.

But since Canada opened up its immigration policy in the late 1960s, those children are much more likely to belong to a visible minority. Now that the eldest are in their 40s and have established themselves in the work force, it’s evident that Canadian-born visible minorities (and those who came to Canada as young children) earn less than their similarly qualified white counterparts.

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