According to a study of Canada 2016 Census, second-generation immigrants earn more than their parents. The study focused mainly on second-generation immigrants between 35 to 44 years of age. During the study, it was found that first-generation immigrants earn less money, especially those from visible minority groups.
For the third generation, the salary difference between them and non-immigrant workers is almost negligible. However, it isn’t the same for South Korean and Japanese third generation immigrants. Even second generation immigrants do better at academics and salaries than their non-immigrant counterparts. The first generation visible minority community immigrants earned $38,000 on an average while white immigrants earned $48,000 annually.
The second generation visible minority immigrants earn $54,200 per year while second generation white immigrants earn $56,000 annually. The increase for visible minority children is a whole 47 percent compared to their parents. Speaking about third generation visible minorities from South Asia, the stats were very different, as they earned way more than white counterparts. The third generation visible minority immigrants earned $62,650 annually, while immigrants earned lesser than them. Only Latin American and Black third-generation immigrants were way behind their counterparts. However, they did earn 20 and 22 percent more than their parents. According to the report, second and third generation immigrants do so well is because their first generation parents make sure they have every good thing available in the new country.
Third generation immigrants study less
While second-generation immigrants study more because they see their parents struggling, when they become parents, they embrace a more Canadian approach to parenthood. They give their children freedom of choice to follow their parent’s paths or take their own. This attitude causes a nine percent drop in income levels between second and third generation immigrants of certain communities. Refugee immigrants earn lesser than skilled immigrants. The first generation parents make sure they have every good thing available in the new country.