Newcomer wages not keeping up

Income gap widens between rich and poor, newcomers and Canadian-born
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/15/2008

The rich have gotten richer, the poor considerably poorer and those new to Canada have gotten further and further behind.

That’s according to a Statistics Canada study based on the 2006 census. Over a period that ended with a long stretch of economic growth — 1980 to 2005 — the median income of Canadians barely nudged upward, from $41,348 in 1980 to $41,401 in 2005 (in 2005 constant dollars).