Immigrants overqualified, earn less than Canadian born: StatsCan

But differences begin to diminish the longer immigrants are in Canada
||Last Updated: 07/23/2010

On average, immigrants had lower wages and higher rates of involuntary part-time work and temporary employment compared to non-immigrants in 2008, according to Statistics Canada.

The 2008 Canadian Immigrant Labour Market: Analysis of Quality of Employment found the average hourly wage of a Canadian-born employee aged 25 to 54 was $23.72, compared with $21.44 for an immigrant worker. The wage gap was widest, at about $5, for immigrants who had landed within the previous five years and among university degree holders.