Who Drives a Taxi in Canada?
Research and Evaluation
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
This document uses 2006 Census data to examine the participation of immigrants and the Canadian born in the taxi driving occupation. Specifically, it asks to what extent highly educated immigrants are employed in this occupation and how this compares to their Canadian-born counterparts. The document also draws a general portrait of taxi drivers in Canada and for eight major CMAs in terms of their immigration status, landing period, country of birth, educational attainment, field of study, and location of study.
The views and opinions expressed in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Citizenship and Immigration Canada or the Government of Canada.
Table of contents
- Executive summary
- 1. Introduction
- 2. National picture
- 3. Postsecondary-educated taxi drivers
- 4. CMA profile
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