The study shows the median salary for a refugee who’s been in Canada for a decade is $27,000. That’s $14,000 less than the national median.
Saskatoon Open Door Society CEO Ali Abukar says this is not enough.
“Well obviously people are worried about money, and I think they are in the same boat as a lot of the low-income people in Canada,” said Abukar.
He says refugees in Canada encounter many obstacles, including “language, culture, education, as well as discrimination and racism that a lot of immigrants face.”