Immigrant wages were increasing prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent Statistics Canada report.
Immigrants were seeing an increase in the median entry-level wages, as the gap between Canadian and immigrant wages continued to shrink in 2018.
The median entry wage was $30,100 in 2018 for immigrants who came to Canada just one year prior. For context, the median entry wage for immigrants in 2017 was $26,500. For Canadians, this number was $37,400.
In addition, immigrants with high language proficiency in English or French, those with prior work experience recorded a higher median entry wage than Canadians.