Literacy skills among Canada's immigrant population - ARCHIVED

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This article draws on the results of the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) to examine the skill profiles of Canadians in four domains: prose literacy, document literacy, numeracy and problem solving. Skill levels are compared for three groups: the Canadian-born, recent immigrants (those who have been in Canada for 10 years or less) and established immigrants (those who have been in Canada for more than 10 years). Other dimensions considered are age, education and mother tongue.

Issue Number: 2005005
Author(s): McMullen, Kathryn
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HTMLFebruary 28, 2006