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Immigrant children thrive in higher education

Child immigrants in Canada perform better in the workforce and earn more than both late-life immigrants and average Canadians, according to a Statistics Canada report. Admitted to Canada as children, they often pursue postsecondary education and report higher median wages by age 30. Nearly two million children migrated to Canada since 1980, representing one in five immigrants. These children are more likely to attend college or university than non-immigrant children. The younger the immigrant child at admission, the more likely they are to pursue postsecondary education. Immigrants admitted as children often out-earn all tax filers by age 25-30. By 30, their median wage is $54,900, 17.6% higher than the Canadian average.



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