Canada's economic growth is becoming increasingly tied to
immigrants as aging workers born in the country drop out of the
The percentage of immigrants in working-age population has been
steadily increasing for the last decade as the Canada-born
proportion drops, illustrating the need to make up for the
shortfall by bringing in foreign workers.
In 2006 less than 20 per cent of the workforce – those
aged 15 and over – were landed immigrants while more than 78
per cent were born in Canada.
But fast forward 10 years and the latest data released by
Statistics Canada shows an immigrant percentage just less than 24,
while the Canada-born proportion has dropped almost as low as 74
If this trend continues – and there's no indication it
will not – the two percentage measures will become closer and
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