People of color are often better educated, but less well paid
Even when they are highly educated, racialized workers earn on average less than their colleagues from the majority, notes Statistics Canada.
Even if racialized people are generally more likely than their non-racialized and non-Indigenous counterparts to obtain a bachelor's degree or higher, they do not benefit as much after graduation, according to Statistics Canada. /p>
A study drawn from 2016 and 2021 census data reported by the federal agency on Wednesday finds that, despite their educational qualifications, Canadians designated as visible minorities are less likely to find jobs offering similar pay and benefits social equivalents, two years after obtaining the baccalaureate.
Employment income averaged $45,700 annually among racialized women and $47,800 among non-racialized and non-Aboriginal women, while it rose to $51,600 among racialized men and women. at $54,100 among non-racialized, non-Indigenous men.
Racialized graduates also had lower rates of union membership and workplace pension plan coverage than their non-racialized and non-Indigenous counterparts.
Generally, Statistics Canada has observed that many racialized populations, including Koreans, Chinese, South Asians, Asians from the West, Japanese, Arabs and Filipinos, had levels of education well above the national average.
There were considerable variations in educational attainment Latin American and black populations, because those who immigrated in 2001 or later were p less likely than all Canadians to have a bachelor's degree or higher. Previously arrived populations were often less likely to have such degrees.