ARCHIVED – Elderly immigrants in Canada: Income sources and self-sufficiency

Colleen Dempsey
Strategic Research and Statistics
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
2005

Using data from the Longitudinal Immigrant Database (IMDB) this report builds on two aspects of previous research in this area. First, this paper investigates the demographic characteristics elderly immigrants in an attempt to highlight differences that may affect income. The elderly immigrant population is divided into three groups: long-term elders who landed in Canada aged 40-49 years, short-term elders who landed aged 50-59 years, and immediate elders who landed aged 60 years or older. The second part of this analysis takes a more in-depth look at the income sources of elderly immigrants in Canada.


Elderly immigrants in Canada: Income sources and self-sufficiency
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