The Slow Assimilation of British Immigrants in Canada: Evidence From Montreal and Toronto

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Title
The Slow Assimilation of British Immigrants in Canada: Evidence From Montreal and Toronto
Abstract
Using individual-level date from the 1901 census, the authors examine the assimilation of male wage-earning British immigrants in Montreal and Toronto at the turn of the twentieth century. The authors found slow assimilation to the earning levels of native-born English mother-tongue Canadians. While immigrants from the UK were about as likely as the Canadian-born to be in craft jobs, they were much less likely to work in the clerical sector. Within the blue-collar sector, British and Scottish immigrants were at little disadvantage.
Publication
Explorations in Economic History
Volume
Vol. 38
Issue
no. 3
Pages
315-338
Date
July 2001
Language
en
Citation
Green, Alan, and Mary MacKinnon. “The Slow Assimilation of British Immigrants in Canada: Evidence From Montreal and Toronto.” Explorations in Economic History Vol. 38, no. 3 (July 2001): 315–338.
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