Proportion of Youth Who Report They Did Not Drink Alcohol in the Last Year, by Age & Imm Stat


Immigrant youth were more likely than their Canadian born peers to report that they did not drink alcohol.  In 2011/12, two-thirds of immigrant youth 12 to 19 years reported that was the case, compared to 52% of Canadian born youth.  Older immigrant youth, those who were 18 and 19 years of age, were twice as likely as their Canadian born counterparts to report that they did not drink alcohol. Young women who are immigrants are somewhat more likely to report that they do not drink alcohol compared with young men – 71% compared with 66%.  However, Canadian born young men and women are equally likely to report that they have never drank alcohol – that being the case for 52% of young men and 51% of young women.