The Toronto Board of Trade is calling on the city’s mayoral candidates to address the deteriorating employment pros­pects for new immigrants.

The business think-tank’s plea came after its own report, released Thursday, found Toronto is doing a worse job of integrating newcomers than it did two decades ago.


According to the report, in 1980 immigrant men and women earned 85 cents for every dollar made by their Canadian counterparts; in 2000 it had declined to 67 cents for men and 65 cents for women.