Women of a visible minority most educated people in Canada

March 7, 2016

According to a newly released report by Statistics Canada, Canadian-born visible minority women are more likely to have a university degree than other women or men. This number of degree holders is even higher among second-generation Canadians who are part of a visible minority group, which report author Tamara Hudon explains by saying, “we do have some research that shows that children of immigrant parents do tend to be more likely to have a degree.” Experts have expressed concerns about the quality of data from the 2011 National Household Survey due to the fact that it was voluntary. According to Hudon, the mandatory 2016 census will collect the same data on visible minority status and education, and will allow updates to be made to these statistics. Vancouver Sun | Global Sun | StatCan