Canadian immigrant children more likely to attend PSE

September 29, 2009

A new MESA Project report finds that both first- and second-generation children of immigrants in Canada are more likely to attend PSE, particularly university, than their non-immigrant peers by the age of 21. The gap is explained in part by certain demographic characteristics, such as province of residence and living in a city, by immigrant parents' relatively high education levels, and parental aspirations regarding their children's education. The report found that those from China, other Asian countries, and Africa attend university at the highest rate, while those from the Americans, except for the US, go to university at the lowest rates. Read the full report