More than 15 per cent of immigrants decide to leave Canada to return to their home country or immigrate to another country within 20 years of arriving, according to a new study.
Statistics Canada looked at immigrant migration from 1982 to 2017. study It was released on Friday.
StatCan found that there was a slight increase in immigration between three and seven years after enrollment.
“This period reflects the length of time immigrants spend trying to integrate into Canada by finding work, a place to live, and adjusting to life in Canada,” StatCan said in a statement on its website. There is a possibility.” “Some immigrants may face difficulties in integrating, or may migrate with the intention of doing so in the first place.”
The proportion of immigrants varies depending on characteristics such as country of origin.
Which immigrants are likely to immigrate?
For example, immigrants born in Taiwan, the United States, France, Hong Kong, and Lebanon, as well as those recognized in the investor and entrepreneur categories, are more likely to emigrate.
More than 25 per cent of immigrants born in these countries immigrated to Canada within 20 years of entering Canada. “These countries may remain attractive to their citizens because of their higher standard of living or because settling in Canada is part of a larger immigration strategy,” StatCan writes.
Furthermore, more than 40% of immigrants admitted in the investor category and more than 30% of immigrants admitted in the entrepreneur category immigrated within 20 years of entry. “These categories include wealthy immigrants who are highly mobile and may intend to leave Canada in the future, even if they are granted admission,” StatCan explained.
This study used data from the Immigration Longitudinal Database to analyze the socio-economic status of immigrants after entering Canada, including employment income and mobility. This database contains information on all immigrants since 1952 and nonpermanent residents since 1980. Tax files are also used. Since 1982.
StatCan measured immigration using indirect criteria, as there is no national database measuring the number of people leaving Canada. This study identifies immigrants through information on T1 tax returns and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada permanent resident landing files. According to StatCan, “The results of this study have been compared with results from other sources and are highly consistent.”