FactSheet: Employment Rate of Immigrants by Sex, Canada, 2006-2012


  • For the 12 months ending December, 2012, 76.5% of landed immigrants (25 to 54 years of age) were employed.
  • This is 6.8 percentage points lower than the employment rate for the Canadian born.
  • The gap in the employment rate widened, but only slightly, during the economic downturn.
  • Most of the overall gap is due to a higher gap for women than for men.