Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Individual Remittances outside of Canada

Looking for some advice from the group here.  I have a research team who is looking for data on money sent to other countries as gifts, ideally at the individual level but aggregated would be okay.    Immigration and/or citizenship status is critical here

The SHS has a question on this, with its variable (MC_Q020) in the master file but also grouped into MG001 in the PUMF.   Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like immigration status/place-of-birth/citizenship is asked within the SHS.   (Please correct me if I’m wrong, though!)

Can anyone suggest a potential way forward for the researcher via an existing alternate dataset?   The 2013 GSS (Giving) has the socioeconomic variables but no variables on giving to people/org’s outside of Canada itself.

This is an interesting report published by Statistics Canada.  Study on International Money Transfers. There are information about remittances as gifts, as percentages, broken down by region and countries. 
URL : https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/89-657-x/89-657-x2019007-eng.pdf