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For each industry sector, which economic region is the most intensive in self-employed immigrants, compared to the self-employed Canadian-born? – Foundational Data #11

Our previous post (Blog #10) showed, for each region, which industry sector was the most intensive (highest location quotient) for self-employed immigrants, relative to the Canadian-born self-employed, within that region.

Here, we show, for each industry sector, which region has the highest location quotient within that industry sector.

[Table 19]

FD Blog #10 Table 19Key findings

  • For the agricultural sector, self-employed immigrants have the highest concentration in the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula economic region.
  • In the Toronto economic region, self-employed immigrants are relatively more prevalent in five industry sectors which align with agri-food value chain components outside of production
  • In the Muskoka-Kawarthas economic region, self-employed immigrants are relatively more prevalent in four industry sectors distinct from the Toronto economic region and which align with other agri-food value chain components outside of production.

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In more detail

With a given industry sector, what is the variation among economic regions in terms of the share of self-employed immigrants to the self-employed Canadian-born?

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In the Toronto economic region, self-employed immigrants are relatively more prevalent in five industry sectors:

 

    • Mining, oil and gas sector[1] (however, the absolute numbers are small – see Table 16b and Table 16c);
    • Construction;
    • Transportation and warehousing;
    • Administrative and support and waste management services[2]; and
    • Other services (Table 16b).

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In the Muskoka-Kawarthas economic region, self-employed immigrants are relatively more prevalent in four industry sectors:

  • Manufacturing;
  • Retail trade;
  • Finance and insurance; and
  • Administrative and support and waste management services.

Thus, for each industry sector, [Table 19] shows the economic region where self-employed immigrants are relatively more prevalent, compared to the self-employed Canadian-born. For the agricultural sector, self-employed immigrants have the highest concentration in the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula economic region.

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[1] Mining, oil and gas businesses include quarrying and gravel extraction enterprises, contract drilling, exploration enterprises, peat extraction, and numerous support services for the mining, oil and gas sector.

[2] This sector includes temporary help agencies, business support services (including call centres), travel agencies, tour operators, security services, janitorial services, landscape services, cleaning services and waste collection and treatment

 Discussion question

  1. Does a higher concentration within a certain region indicate “success”?

Sarah V Wayland

Sarah Wayland, Principal Investigator and Ray Bollman

Tables created by Ray Bollman

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