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Synopsis of Report on Immigrants in S.D.G.P.R.:

Basics

Average internal between arrival in Canada and move to this region:......2.5 years
68% of immigrants arrived with family / 32% arrived alone
Average number of children per respondent:................................................2.5

Mother Tongues 

Urdu 25% Tamil 19% Spanish 9%
Tagalog 9% Punjabi 8% French 6%
Arabic 4% Creole 3% Bengali 3%
English 3% Dari 2% Pashto 1% or less
Thai 1 % or less Malayalam 1% or less Dutch 1% or less
Tigrigna 1% or less Italian 1% of less Waray Waray 1% or less
Chinese 1% or less Marathi 1% or less Russian 1% of less
Amharic 1% or less Indonesian 1% or less  

 

 

 

 

English/French Abilites 

   None Little Fair Good Very Good
English on Arrival 11% 43% 19% 19% 8%
English Presently 2% 10% 32% 40% 14%
French on Arrival 81% 8% 3% 3% 8%
French Presently 54% 27% 4% 3% 10%


  • 57% of respondents took language instruction
  • 22% attended some schooling in Canada

 Years of Formal Schooling Prior to Arrival in Canada

More than 12 Years     62%        
12 Years     9%
11 Years     3%
10 Years    11%
9 Years     5%
8 years     6%
5 years   <1%
No formal education   <1%

 

 

 

 

Household Situation

Rent an Apartment 22%
Rent a House 29%
Own a House 35%
Live in Social Housing 12%
Was easy to find a Home 32%
Was hard to find a Home 45%
Was very hard to find a Home 20%
Used and agency to find a Home 42%

 

 

 

 

Transportation

Walk most places     18%              
Use a bus      8%
Use a car     65%
Use a taxi     11%
Get around with friends       4%
Find it easy to get around     60% 
Find it a bit hard to get around     23%
Find it hard to get around     19%

 

 

 

 

Employment

Worked prior to coming to Canada     66%            
Work in Canada     41%
Are looking for work     51%
Own a business in Canada       7%
Find it easy to secure work       4%
Find it a bit hard to secure work      31%
Find it very hard to secure work      64%

 

 

 

 

Household Income

 < $10,000 per year       41%              
    $10,000 to $20,000 per year       33%
    $20,000 to $30,000 per year       13%
    $30,000 to $40,000 per year        5%
    $40,000 to $50,000 per year        5%
    $50,000 to $60,000 per year        0%
    $60,000 to $100,000 per year        3%

 

 

 

 

Community Information

  • 66% have a place of worship
  • 40% participate in community social events
  • 68% participate in sports
  • 77% have access to medical care
  • 52% have access to dental care
  • 80% feel at home in the region