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Table 8
Median earnings, in 2005 constant dollars, of male and female recent immigrant earners and Canadian-born earners aged 25 to 54, with or without a university degree, Canada, 1980 to 2005
Year Recent immigrant earners1 Canadian-born earners1 Recent immigrant to Canadian-born earnings ratio
with a university degree with no university degree with a university degree with no university degree with a university degree with no university degree
males females males females males females males females males females males females
2005 constant dollars ratio
Note:
  1. The numbers refer to all earners, whether or not they worked on a full-time basis for a full year. Individuals with self-employment income are included while those living in institutions are excluded.
Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2006.
1980 48,541 24,317 36,467 18,548 63,040 41,241 43,641 21,463 0.77 0.59 0.84 0.86
1990 38,351 25,959 27,301 17,931 61,332 41,245 40,757 23,267 0.63 0.63 0.67 0.77
2000 35,816 22,511 25,951 16,794 61,505 43,637 39,902 25,622 0.58 0.52 0.65 0.66
2005 30,332 18,969 24,470 14,233 62,566 44,545 40,235 25,590 0.48 0.43 0.61 0.56