Table 7
Trends in self-employment rates and characteristics of self-employed and paid workers among male immigrants aged 20 to 64 by length of residence in Canada, 1981 to 2006

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Trends in self-employment rates and characteristics of self-employed and paid workers among male immigrants aged 20 to 64 by length of residence in Canada, 1981 to 2006


Table summary
This table displays the results of trends in self-employment rates and characteristics of self-employed and paid workers among male immigrants aged 20 to 64 by length of residence in canada 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2006

  1981 1991 2001 2006
In Canada 5 years or
less
 
Self-employment rate, as a percent 7.7 9.5 11.9 11.2
Among self-employed  
Percent with university degree 25.7 32.7 47.2 53.8
Average years of Canadian experience 2.8 2.4 2.7 2.7
Average years of foreign experience 14.0 15.3 16.1 14.9
Average annual earnings, in 2005 dollars 46,530 39,065 34,126 26,399
Among paid workers  
Percent with university degree 21.3 23.3 47.6 54.6
Average years of Canadian experience 2.5 2.2 2.5 2.5
Average years of foreign experience 11.7 12.9 13.1 12.8
Average annual earnings, in 2005 dollars 39,242 31,967 35,736 32,976
In Canada 6 to 10 years  
Self-employment rate, as a percent 10.5 13.0 14.9 15.0
Among self-employed  
Percent with university degree 29.6 32.1 33.0 47.0
Average years of Canadian experience 6.9 7.2 7.1 6.9
Average years of foreign experience 10.6 11.9 14.3 14.0
Average annual earnings, in 2005 dollars 54,259 49,052 36,470 29,553
Among paid workers  
Percent with university degree 22.7 25.0 30.2 49.3
Average years of Canadian experience 6.6 7.0 6.8 6.8
Average years of foreign experience 10.6 11.2 12.5 12.6
Average annual earnings, in 2005 dollars 45,094 41,492 39,447 44,143
In Canada 11 to 15 years  
Self-employment rate, as a percent 13.7 15.2 16.7 17.1
Among self-employed  
Percent with university degree 22.9 27.6 30.3 31.9
Average years of Canadian experience 11.9 11.9 11.5 12.0
Average years of foreign experience 9.3 10.1 11.3 12.3
Average annual earnings, in 2005 dollars 57,537 53,016 40,938 33,596
Among paid workers  
Percent with university degree 22.4 21.8 25.7 31.1
Average years of Canadian experience 11.8 11.7 11.4 11.9
Average years of foreign experience 10.3 10.2 11.2 11.9
Average annual earnings, in 2005 dollars 53,179 48,136 45,091 45,784
In Canada more than 15 years  
Self-employment rate, as a percent 15.1 17.0 19.9 19.7
Among self-employed  
Percent with university degree 11.4 23.0 29.4 30.3
Average years of Canadian experience 23.4 24.0 25.8 25.3
Average years of foreign experience 8.5 7.3 6.5 6.8
Average annual earnings, in 2005 dollars 56,598 58,667 54,525 49,910
Among paid workers  
Percent with university degree 10.1 19.0 24.2 25.0
Average years of Canadian experience 23.2 23.4 24.6 24.3
Average years of foreign experience 9.7 8.1 6.7 7.1
Average annual earnings, in 2005 dollars 52,724 53,863 56,115 56,420
         
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, 1981 Census of Population, 1991 Census of Population, 2001 Census of Population, and 2006 Census of Population.
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