There's been lots of talk about wage gaps and pay gaps when it comes to women and people of colour but a new report specifically aims to tackle the immigrant wage gap. An RBC Economics report states that the immigrant wage gap in Canada needs to be closed. The gap has continued to grow over the last 30 years.\nRBC Economics recently released a report about the immigrant wage gap and in it, they call for the gap to be closed in Canada. The report claims that Canada is good at attracting immigrants, especially highly skilled ones, but when it comes to integrating them in the workforce the country falls short.\n"Even as the balance of immigrants has shifted towards those with more skills and education, immigrants aren’t being fully rewarded by the labour market for the attributes that got them accepted in the first place," the report states.\nImmigrants get paid 10 percent less than Canadian-born workers who are their peers. And this gap is very broad. It is seen across occupations, ages, genders and regions.\nRBC Economics\nThat gap is growing. Just 30 years ago immigrants earned only 4 percent less than their Canadian-born counterparts.\nThe immigrant wage gap jumps even higher to 18 percent when it comes to people aged 45 to 54 with a university education.\nAn interesting finding from the report is that immigrants who come to Canada before they are 16 years old don't actually face the wage gap which is different from those who come here when they a little bit older or adults.\nRBC Economics\n"[This] adds weight to the view that a root cause of the immigrant wage gap is a lack of time spent in the Canadian labour market," the report states.\nRBC Economics is urging that the immigrant wage gap be closed because it's actually costing Canada money, specifically $50 billion which is 2.5 percent of our GDP.\nBut hope is not lost.\nIn 2015 the federal government introduced Express Entry. The program makes it so immigrants are allowed into Canada quicker if they are skilled workers who plan to contribute to the economy.\nAccording to RBC Economics, this helped narrow the employment gap but there is still no sign of whether it will have any impact on the wage gap.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.