The Canada study based on 2019 income tax data indicates that immigrant children have a higher rate of post secondary education. Additionally, this study points out that immigrant children in their mid-20s make more money than the overall Canadian population. Ever wondered why is this possible? Continue reading the article below to compare the post secondary participation rate and earnings between immigrants and the general Canadian population.

Immigrant Post Secondary Education Participation Rate Compared To The Canadian Population

The below factors explain the comparison of immigrant children and the general Canadian population participation rate in post secondary education. Check them out;

Children Age During Immigration

The report indicates that children who immigrated to Canada below 15 years have a high post secondary participation rate. However, according to the study, immigrating at an older age reflects a decreased participation rate. About 70% participation rate was recorded for immigrants admitted at age 20 and 33% at 25 years old compared to 59% and 27% of the overall Canadian population. Children’s generation during immigration can be affected by academic preparation, which entails strategies that provide self-awareness. In addition, having a good knowledge of the official language helps immigrant children socialize well with the natives in Canada.

Participants Age

According to the research data, you realize that the participation rate decreases with older ages. As per the research, you will note that at 20 years old, 77% of participants had been admitted to post secondary studies before age five. The rate, however, seems to decrease to about 72% for those admitted at age five and nine. However, between the ages of ten and fourteen, the rate of participation in post-secondary studies decreases to nearly 64%.

Socio-economic Characteristics

The main agenda for your immigration to Canada will affect the rate of post secondary education. Children of economic immigrant families and sponsored families participation rate is higher than the overall Canadian population. However, the immigrant refugee children will have less motivation and urge to decrease participation in post secondary education due to economic burden.

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