Author: Celeste Pedri-Spade, Associate Professor & Queen’s National Scholar in Indigenous Studies, Queen’s University, Ontario
This study documents the evolution of the wealth of immigrant families and of their Canadian-born counterparts from 1999 to 2016. The study uses data from Statistics Canada’s Survey of Financial Security. The study finds that increases in housing equity and in the value of registered pension plan (RPP) assets were the main drivers of wealth growth from 1999 to 2016. However, the relative importance of increases in housing equity was greater for immigrant families than for Canadian-born families. This reflects the fact that compared with Canadian-born families, immigrant families generally hold a greater share of their wealth in housing but a smaller share in RPP assets. While the increases in home prices observed since the late 1990s drove much of the growth in housing equity, the lower rates of return on financial assets observed after 1999 were a key factor underlying the growth in the net present value of RPP assets.
Anti-racism is the call of the day in the Global North. In addition to their earlier push to introduce a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) culture, institutions are now also hurriedly producing anti-racism strategies and policies. This is supposed to combat the growing tide of hatred against those of non-white origin.
This following report has been produced by the Demosim team, prepared by Jean-Dominique Morency, Éric Caron Malenfant and Samuel MacIsaac for Stastics Canada.
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Black refugees from Africa still face barriers to integration and long processing times.
August 4, 2021 - Toronto, Ontario - Employment and Social Development Canada
The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, highlighted federal investments of up to $96 million through the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative.
June 3, 2021 – Toronto, Ontario
Making it easier for women to succeed as they settle in their new country