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Economic Outcomes Improved Overall for Indigenous Peoples in Canada – But Are Not on Track to Meet 2022 Targets of Economic Parity – Exchange Magazine

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 2019119 Views

June 11, 2019

The 2019 Indigenous Economic Progress Report released June 10, 2019 by the National Indigenous Economic Development Board (NIEDB) concludes that while the overall economic outcomes for Indigenous peoples are improving in Canada, this is only to varying, and sometimes small degrees. Given the pace of improvements, outcomes are not on track to meet the 2022 targets of economic parity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians.

“We’ve seen some of the greatest gains being made in the area of college and trades completion by Indigenous students, who now surpass the non-Indigenous population by 2.6 percentage points in 2016,” said Chief Clarence Louie, NIEDB Chairperson. “The deficit gap in median income levels has also significantly narrowed by 9.3 percentage points and the gap in high school completion rates has narrowed by 4.5 percentage points.”

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