Study finds 71 percent of immigrants to Toronto make less than $30,000 per year
Results of a 2-year study have revealed a stunning portrait of what its like to be an immigrant trying to survive in Toronto.
The research by the Wellsely Institute collected data from more than 400 immigrants and the data shows that amongst newcomers, the unemployment rate is almost double what it is for the Canadian-born population.
Of those who do find work, the jobs are temporary or on call. They're low-paying or under the table payment in cash.
Nearly half of those surveyed get paid under the table and 71 percent earn less than $30,000 a year.
Among the most common jobs are packaging food, driving cabs, or cleaning buildings.
Nearly 7 in 10 immigrants with some post-secondary education only find casual work, making it nearly impossible to raise a family.