This has been revealed by the findings of a latest study by Statistics Canada.
Increasing self employment among female immigrants—The study findings show that although sons of immigrants in Canada are reluctant to become self-employed, but their sisters are showing increased tendency in this regard. The findings further stated that the rate of self-employment is considerably higher among immigrants as compared to their Canada born counterparts.
Rate of immigrants taking up self-employment is nearly five percent higher than that Canada born citizens, the findings assert. And this is especially true of second-generation females whose rate of self-employment is quite above than their moms. Among males, self-employment plunged by nearly two percent but went up by 2 percent among females.
Self employment rate went up from 6 percent to 7 percent for Canada born females whose parents are immigrants. And the rate of self employment also zoomed to 7 percent from 5 percent for Canada-born moms having Canada-born parents. Canada-born fathers had a higher rate of self-employment as compared to the generation of their sons.
The study reiterates that Canada born males with immigrant parents in the ages between 25 and 44 years had low rate of self employment s compared to their immigrant parents around 25 years ago.
In the year 2006, self employment rate among Canada-born males with immigrant parents was 12 percent as compared to the self employment rate of 14 percent among immigrant fathers in the year 1981.
Meanwhile, the number of Canada-born sons of Canada-born parents taking to self-employment is said to be 10 percent.
Factors behind self-employment among immigrants—Majority of immigrants find it difficult to get suitable jobs. And this pushes them to take up self-employment after coming to Canada. Canada labor market is complaining about lack of workers while workers cant find jobs in Canada.
And this imbalance is affecting health of Canada labor market.
A large number of aboriginals and immigrants canto find good jobs. In such a scenario, they are looking up to become self-reliant by resorting to self-employment.
The research was based on the data for the rates of self-employment among first as well as second-generation immigrants in the years 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2006