Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC
Nearly one-third of immigrants plans to leave Canada in the next two years
The Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) published a new national survey conducted by Leger on March 23, 2022.
According to the survey, 30 percent of immigrants aged 18 to 34 who recently moved to Canada plan to move abroad within two years. The survey also revealed another disturbing picture: 23% of college-educated immigrants are also likely to leave the country in the next couple of years.
Survey findings also showed that many immigrants think that Canadians don’t understand the challenges that immigrants face. In general, immigrants with university degrees have less favorable attitudes toward fair job opportunities and pay than other immigrants.
Dave Scholz, Executive Vice-President at Leger stated:
"We need to continue working hard to ensure that we are welcoming newcomers with the resources they need to succeed, and that we continue to be a country that provides opportunity."
The Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) is a national non-profit organization co-founded by The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul. The ICC inspires Canadians to be inclusive, creates opportunities for people to connect, and promotes civic engagement.