Evaluation of Government Assisted Refugees (GAR) and Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP)

Text version: GARs reporting official language skills (% reporting reading English well/very well)

Language skills % cite Well or Very Well
Upon arrival 25
After 1 year (n=98) 42
After 2 years (n=75) 44
After 3 years (n=84) 49
After 4 years (n=88) 49
After 5 years (n=90) 59

Text version: GARs unemployment rate – GARs by length of time in Canada

Time in Canada Unemployment Rate
Year 1 (n=62) 42
Year 2 (n=48) 25
Year 3 (n=51) 20
Year 4/5 (n=120) 18
Average - All Years (n=281) 25

Text version: Exit from social assistance for the first spell of social assistance

Time Survivor Function (GARs) Survivor Function (PSRs) Survivor Function (GARs Qc.)
1 0.7728 0.7617 0.7359
2 0.4919 0.5840 0.5055
3 0.3620 0.4734 0.3689
4 0.2753 0.3899 0.2776
5 0.2175 0.3356 0.2328
6 0.1809 0.3079 0.1923
7 0.1609 0.3079 0.1654
n 17 2,455 4,470
events 11 1,210 2,870

Text version: Incidence rate of reporting employment earnings per cohort – GARs (federal)

  Years since landing
Category 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
2000 cohort 16.00% 44.60% 53.70% 58.00% 61.10% 62.10% 61.10% 61.10%
2001 cohort 17.90% 44.80% 52.60% 56.00% 57.80% 58.90% 58.50%  
2002 cohort 11.80% 41.30% 52.70% 57.70% 59.30% 60.10%    
2003 cohort 10.90% 44.60% 55.60% 61.00% 62.00%      
2004 cohort 16.20% 48.00% 55.60% 60.80%        
2005 cohort 14.40% 43.90% 52.30%          
2006 cohort 15.00% 45.90%            
2007 cohort 11.70%              

Text version: Average employment earnings per cohort – GARs (federal)

  Years since landing
Category 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
2000 cohort $6,600 $11,400 $16,000 $18,400 $20,100 $21,900 $24,600 $26,400
2001 cohort $7,900 $11,900 $15,100 $17,800 $19,500 $21,400 $24,100  
2002 cohort $6,100 $10,800 $15,500 $17,700 $19,900 $21,800    
2003 cohort $5,700 $11,700 $16,000 $18,700 $21,000      
2004 cohort $6,000 $12,100 $16,600 $20,300        
2005 cohort $6,800 $12,100 $17,000          
2006 cohort $6,500 $12,300            
2007 cohort $5,300              

Source: IMDB. Earnings are in constant dollars. Base: 2007

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Text version: Incidence rate of reporting welfare benefits per cohort – GARs (federal)

  Years since landing
Category 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
2000 cohort 64.40% 62.20% 44.20% 34.20% 27.80% 23.60% 21.80% 21.30%
2001 cohort 64.40% 62.80% 43.90% 36.50% 30.90% 27.90% 25.70%  
2002 cohort 65.80% 66.40% 46.60% 39.30% 34.30% 30.60%    
2003 cohort 66.10% 69.90% 46.70% 38.60% 34.00%      
2004 cohort 70.60% 70.10% 48.00% 39.10%        
2005 cohort 69.00% 66.70% 45.20%          
2006 cohort 68.40% 67.60%            
2007 cohort 68.80%              

Text version: Incidence rate and average employment earnings by years since landing

  Years since landing
Category 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Incidence rate – GARs (federal) 14.46% 44.68% 53.73% 58.52% 60.04% 60.54% 59.99% 61.05%
Incidence rate – PSR (federal) 56.01% 75.97% 73.29% 72.28% 70.54% 68.51% 68.29% 65.70%
Average – GARs (federal) 6,500 11,700 16,000 18,500 20,100 21,700 24,400 26,400
Average – PSR (federal) 8,400 18,700 20,800 21,700 22,600 23,400 24,800 26,600

Text version: Incidence rate and average employment earnings by years since landing

  Years since landing
Category 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Incidence rate – GARs (federal) 66.79% 66.03% 45.56% 37.16% 31.27% 26.86% 23.52% 21.31%
Incidence rate – PSR (federal) 1.72% 12.82% 18.52% 18.64% 17.67% 16.67% 15.78% 14.56%
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