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Newcomers to Canada are more likely to be in unaffordable housing situations

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A recent study from Statistics Canada found that 1 in 6 newcomers rents their accommodation, and those who have arrived more recently are having a harder time finding affordable housing than immigrants who have been in Canada longer. The study defines unaffordable housing as situations where more than 30% of pre-tax household income is spent on shelter […]