Canada’s status as one of the best-educated countries in the world is heavily fuelled by the educational attainment levels of immigrants, according to a new government report. The report found that the percentage of degree holders among those aged 25 to 35 is 36% for second-generation migrants, compared to 24% for those with Canadian-born parents. “Parents’ expectations regarding education matters, and immigrant families, particularly Asian families, tend to have higher educational expectations for their children, on average, than families with Canadian-born parents,” said the report. According to the OECD, Canada was just behind Korea in 2016 as the most educated country in the world.

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