Percentage of immigrant children and youth 0 to 17 years of age, whose father had a university degree, by immigration classification, Canada, 2011

This study is based on the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) and Immigrant Landing File (ILF) linkage, which matches immigrant NHS respondents who have landed in Canada since 1980 with immigrant landing records maintained by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Statistics Canada, authors’ calculations based on data from the Longitudinal Immigration Database. – accessed July 15, 2017.

In 2011, almost half, 46%, of children and youth (0 to 17) who were immigrants to Canada in families in the ‘skilled-worker class’ had fathers with a university education.

This was the case for 24% in the family class.

About 1 in 5 children and youth whose families came as refugees had fathers with a university education.