Table B.3.4
Literacy — Averages and proficiency levels of population aged 16 to 65, by immigrant status, Canada and oversampled populations, 2012

Table summary
This table displays the results of literacy — averages and proficiency levels of population aged 16 to 65. The information is grouped by region and immigrant status (appearing as row headers), level 1 or below, level 2, level 3, level 4 or 5, average and standard error, calculated using percent and standard error units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Region and immigrant status Level 1 or below Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 or 5 Average Standard error
percent standard error percent standard error percent standard error percent standard error
Quebec  
Recent Immigrant 29.3 (2.9) 35.3 (3.3) 28.3 (2.5) 7.1 (1.7) 252.3 (3.3)
Established immigrant 29.6 (2.5) 32.9 (2.8) 29.6 (2.8) 7.9 (1.7) 252.6 (3.0)
Canadian-born 16.9 (0.7) 34.4 (0.9) 36.9 (0.8) 11.9 (0.6) 271.7 (0.9)
Ontario  
Recent Immigrant 24.0 (2.2) 37.6 (2.9) 31.6 (2.6) 6.8 (1.6) 257.0 (2.9)
Established immigrant 25.3 (2.1) 35.6 (3.1) 30.5 (2.6) 8.6 (1.6) 257.5 (2.4)
Canadian-born 9.5 (0.9) 29.9 (1.6) 42.4 (1.7) 18.3 (1.2) 285.4 (1.3)
British Columbia  
Recent Immigrant 30.2 (3.3) 30.8 (3.3) 30.0 (3.3) 8.9 (2.0) 253.3 (3.9)
Established immigrant 27.5 (3.8) 31.4 (4.3) 32.3 (4.6) 8.8 (2.4) 256.5 (4.8)
Canadian-born 11.0 (1.3) 27.8 (1.9) 42.5 (2.4) 18.7 (1.9) 284.7 (2.1)
Canada  
Recent Immigrant 27.7 (1.5) 35.2 (1.9) 29.8 (1.5) 7.3 (0.9) 254.2 (1.9)
Established immigrant 26.4 (1.5) 34.1 (2.2) 30.7 (2.1) 8.9 (1.1) 257.2 (1.8)
Canadian-born 12.9 (0.5) 31.3 (0.8) 40.2 (0.8) 15.7 (0.6) 279.6 (0.7)
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