2005年 02月 04日
（Globe and Mail ２月３日）
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Immigrant home ownership drops sharply
By ALLISON DUNFIELD
Globe and Mail Update
Home ownership rates among immigrant families in Canada's three largest cities have dropped significantly in the past 20 years, Statistics Canada said Thursday.
The study found that, in 1981, more immigrant families of working age (25 to 54) owned their own homes in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver than Canadian-born families in the same age group.
That had changed by 2001, however.
"In fact, rates had actually fallen below those of Canadian-born families in Montreal and Toronto," the study's authors said.
Home ownership by immigrant families also slumped in Vancouver by 1981, but they continued to outnumber the number of Canadian-born families who owned their own homes.
By the numbers, in 1981, 52 per cent of immigrant families in Montreal owned their own homes, compared with 46 per cent of their Canadian counterparts. In 2001, the percentage of immigrant home owners was down to 42 per cent, while for Canadian-born, it was up to 55 per cent.
In Toronto in 1981, 65 per cent of immigrant families owned their own homes, compared with 55 per cent of Canadian-born families. By 2001, however, the number of immigrants owning houses had dropped to 61 per cent, while the number of Canadian-born homeowners had risen to 64 per cent.
In Vancouver, immigrants remained the main homeowners across the 20-year period, although their proportion had also dropped. In 1981, 70 per cent of working-class immigrants in the B.C. city owned homes, compared with 64 per cent 20 years later.
Thursday's statistics are the first to be released as part of a series on the decline of immigrant home ownership in Canada.
The study's authors said that while some of the decline in home ownership among immigrants can be attributed to socio-economic and demographic factors such as age, income, education level and family type, "the study found that these factors explained only about one-third of the decline."
They said future releases on the drop in levels of immigrants who own houses will examine "other potential factors" including changes in wealth, changes in the types of occupations of immigrants and changes in their countries of origin.