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Table 4 University graduates from fields of study leading to regulated occupations in jobs with low education levels

    Immigrants
Canadian born Established Recent
1991 2001 20061 1991 2001 20061 1991 2001 20061
%
Men
Law 2 3 4* 18 25 21 28 35 40*
Accounting 6 6 5 17 24 20* 31 33 34*
Engineering 4 4 5* 7 11 18* 17 17 25*
Medicine 0 1 0 1 1 13* 10 19 16*
Nursing 6 6 6 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Women
Law 3 5 6* 9 11 26* 43 33 36
Accounting 12 9 8 32 30 31 49 47 48
Engineering 5 6 7* 9 18 19* 24 26 34*
Medicine 1 1 1 8 4 14* 15 15 24*
Nursing 4 4 3 7 22 21* 30 46 23
* The gap between the 1991 and 2006 rates is statistically significant at a threshold of 5%.
1.The classification of fields of study changed between the 2001 Census and the 2006 Census. To make the fields of study selected from 1991 and 2001 compatible with those from 2006, a preliminary matching file was used. However, rates could be slightly different if the final matching file had been used.
Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population.