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June 2004
Vol. 5, no. 6

Perspectives on Labour and Income

Immigrants: Settling for less?
Diane Galarneau and René Morissette

The 1990s saw a significant increase in the education level of new immigrants. However, new immigrants often face problems when looking for a job in Canada, including non-recognition of their credentials, their education level, or their experience abroad. This increases the probability of those with a university degree working in an occupation below their education level.

Shifts in consumer spending
Tarek M. Harchaoui and Faouzi Tarkhani

Consumer spending accounts for almost 60% of Canadas gross domestic product and plays a key role in supporting the economy. Over the last 20 years, consumer spending and asset holdings have shifted dramatically, reflecting changes in taste, lifestyle and the economy. These shifts have helped to alter the economic landscape.

Update on gambling

Key labour and income facts
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