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Children of immigrants have highest rate of education

Chinese and Indian Canadians most educated

Statistics Canada reports that the children of Chinese and Indian immigrants have the highest rate of university education in Canada.

The information comes from a 2002 study of national origin and university education titled the Ethnic Diversity Survey. The study, released Tuesday, finds the university completion rate for children of immigrant parents from China and India is 65 per cent.

That compares with 24 per cent for the children of German and Latin American immigrants. About one-third of children whose parents were from the Caribbean, Portugal and the Netherlands completed university education. About 28 per cent of the children of Canadian-born parents had completed university education.

The study focused on about 3,300 young adults, aged 25 to 34, who were either Canadian-born children of at least one immigrant parent, or who immigrated to Canada at age 12 or younger.

The study also included 2,700 children of Canadian-born parents for comparison.

-with a report from CP 

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