Table 1
Percentage distribution of selected characteristics, by sex, immigrants aged 15 or older in 2000/2001, Waves 1 to 3, Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada, 2001 to 2005

Table 1
Percentage distribution of selected characteristics, by sex, immigrants aged 15 or older in 2000/2001, Waves 1 to 3, Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada, 2001 to 2005
Table summary
This table displays the results of percentage distribution of selected characteristics. The information is grouped by characteristics (appearing as row headers), men and women (appearing as column headers).
Characteristics Men Women
Sample size (number) 3,761 3,872
Estimated total 76,623 79,027
Percent (%) 100 100
Age group (Wave 1)  
15 to 24 11 10
25 to 44 64 67
45 or older 25 23
Language proficiency (Wave 1 to Wave 2)  
Persistently good 66 52
Gaining 14 16
Losing 5 5
Persistently poor 15 27
GDP per capita in country of origin (Wave 1)  
L1 (lowest) 6 6
L2 61 63
L3 19 19
L4 (highest) 13 13
Immigration class (Wave 1)  
Refugee 6 6
Family 21 34
Skilled workers (including business class) 73 60
Visible minority status (Wave 1)  
Yes 79 80
No 21 20
Education at entry (Wave 1)  
Less than secondary graduation 12 16
Secondary graduation 10 14
Some postsecondary 17 22
University graduation 39 33
Master's or more 22 14
Family income (Wave 2)  
No income 16 17
Low income 42 41
High income 39 38
Missing 3 4
Health care access problem (Wave 2)  
No 86 83
Yes 14 17
Job satisfaction (Wave 2)  
Not working 30 52
No 11 7
Yes 59 41
Social participation (Wave 2)  
No 30 26
Yes 70 74
Housing satisfaction (Wave 3)  
No/Don't know/Refused 10 12
Yes 90 88
Social support (Wave 3)  
No 7 6
Some 73 74
Lots 20 20
Friendliness of neighbours (Wave 3)  
No 2 3
Neutral 25 24
Yes 72 73
Perceived discrimination (Wave 3)  
No 69 74
Rarely 11 9
Often/Always 20 17
Residence (Wave 3)  
Toronto 42 43
Vancouver 14 16
Montreal 14 13
Calgary/Edmonton 9 8
Other 21 21
Source: Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada, Waves 1, 2 and 3.
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