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Autumn 2011 print edition (Previous release)

The Autumn 2011 print edition of Perspectives on Labour and Income, released today, includes four articles previously released in the online edition.

"Immigrants in self-employment" looks at trends in immigrant and non-immigrant self-employment, and examines how immigrants and non-immigrants differed in their reasons for entering, remaining in, or leaving self-employment.

"The income of immigrants who pursue postsecondary education in Canada" studies changes in immigrants' employment income based on whether these individuals pursued postsecondary education in Canada.

"The wealth and finances of employed low-income families" examines the financial situation of individuals living in employed low-income families compared with not-employed low-income families and employed families not in low income, and presents new findings on the level of net worth, assets and debts, financial security and retirement preparation for these groups.

"Job-related training of immigrants" examines the incidence, subject and objectives of, and satisfaction with, job-related training of immigrant and Canadian-born employees, and explores their perceptions of barriers to training.

This edition also features a "What's New?" section, which highlights recent reports and studies of interest from Statistics Canada and other organizations.

The Autumn 2011 print edition of Perspectives on Labour and Income, Vol. 23, no. 3 (75-001-X, $20/$63), is now available. See How to order products.

For more information, contact Ted Wannell (613-951-3546;, Labour Statistics Division.