It’s no secret that some politicians have turned immigration into a wedge topic. But as a team of immigration advisors in Vancouver, Racer Immigration wanted to share some exciting statistics. A recent article in the Toronto Star credits immigrants with making Canada one of the best-educated countries in the world.
Many immigrants arrive with university degrees and come with high academic expectations for their children. An Immigration Department report, as noted in the Toronto Star, shows that over a third of the children of immigrants aged 25-35 held university degrees, while those born of Canadian parents were less than a quarter. Over half of the children immigrating from China and India graduated from university, while those from Western Europe ranged from 30%-37%.
Garnett Picot explained this as a natural progression of immigration standards. “The educational attainment of the parents’ matter; children with highly educated parents are more likely to be highly educated themselves. And immigrant parents in Canada tend to have higher levels of educational attainment than Canadian-born parents.” He went on to say that parents’ expectations for their children also have an impact on these high numbers, far more than something like family income.
OECD, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, has ranked Canada the second highest educated nation in the world in 2016, with over 60 percent of Canadians achieving a post-secondary education.
For those hoping to move or bring family members to Canada, Racer Immigration offers access to Vancouver Immigration Consultants who can provide advice and guidance about the options and programs available to people who want to call Canada home.