The data is in. When it comes to the job market in Canada, black people face way more challenges and are often at a disadvantage according to Statistics Canada. They also have a lower employment rate and are overqualified for jobs.\nThe government agency released a new study on August 13 about the socioeconomic situation black people face across the country.\nIt covers immigration over the last few decades, education, the labour market, employment and unemployment rates, annual wages, overqualification and the low-income status of children.\nEditor's Choice: Canadians Could Get A Tax Break For Working From Home & That Means More Money Back (VIDEO)\nIn terms of employment and unemployment, there are some stark differences.\nEmployment for black men declined from 2001 to 2016 especially in the third generation who saw a drop from 78% to 70% in those years.\nBlack immigrant women had the highest unemployment rates in the 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016 censuses at around 10% or 11%.\nThe study also showed that the unemployment rate among Canada's black populations was higher than the rest of the population regardless of sex or generation in those four census years.\nIn terms of overqualification, 25.7% of black immigrants aged 25 to 59 with a university degree earned here or abroad were working in jobs that required a high school diploma or less.\nThat's compared to just 10.8% of non-immigrants that aren't black.\nChanges in the socioeconomic situation of Canada’s Black population: A new study presents detailed data on various characteristics to better understand some of the issues faced by Canada’s Black population. https://t.co/WkLSPJVtk9 pic.twitter.com/UrYGT8S37m— Statistics Canada (@StatCan_eng) August 13, 2020\nAccording to the study, black men had annual wages that were $15,000 lower than other men in 2015.\nThat same year, second-generation black men had the lowest median wage which was $22,000 less than other second-generation men.\nThe wage gap between black women and other women was smaller than what was seen with men.\nFor Canadian-born women, annual wages for black women were about $3,500 to $7,200 lower depending on the year and their generation.\nChanges in the socioeconomic situation of Canada’s Black population, 2001 to 2016. by René Houle. @StatCan_eng Aug 13, 2020.As a member of Statistics Canada’s Advisory Cmttee on Black Communities in Canada it’s good to see this latest study released. #BlackCanadians #cdnpoli https://t.co/eDwK9eyhPT pic.twitter.com/JcFEsP9kOY— Dr. Malinda S. Smith (@MalindaSmith) August 13, 2020\nThe study concluded that black people in Canada are often at a disadvantage in the job market and face a lot of challenges when it comes to employment and wages compared to the rest of the population.\nIt also noted there are socioeconomic differences within the black population based on things like sex and immigration.\nEven among immigrants, people could face different challenges depending on what country they were born in.\nThere's an online directory of black-owned businesses in Canada with over 1,500 listings all over the country from big cities to small towns so you can find a bunch of different businesses to suport.