Housing Affordability and Immigrant Groups in Canada

Home ownership is part of a typical process of integration for many new immigrants to Canada. However, worsening housing affordability poses an increasing challenge to those wishing to secure the dream of family residence in this country. Dr. Vik Singh, Assistant Professor in the Global Management Studies program at the Ted Rogers School of Management, has investigated Canadian Census microdata to answer the question: how does housing (un)affordability differ across immigrant groups in Canada? Dr. Singh will present his research findings to date, including a preliminary analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on this topic. These analyses can facilitate targeted policy measures to benefit the most vulnerable of these groups.