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Immigrant children earn more than their Canadian-born peers

According to the Economic Outcomes of Tax-filing Immigrants Admitted as Children Compare to Canadian Taxpayers by Age at Taxation in 2020 report, immigrants who have entered Canada as young children experience more significant monetary benefits than their native counterparts when reaching 30 years old. Evidence suggests that the gap in income between immigrants and other Canadians is primarily due to their higher education attainment. Immigrant families are more likely to prioritize academic success for their children, resulting in greater numbers of graduates holding advanced degrees. This increased educational attainment leads to higher wages and better job opportunities for the immigrant population.


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