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Doctor-turned-cabbies in Canada

Posted on 16 May 2012 by admin

According to a federal immigration survey, more than 200 taxi drivers, mostly from the Toronto-area, were found to be doctors in their homelands before arriving in Canada. Last year, the department last year surveyed 50,101 cabbies, through the use of their tax forms. Another 55 Canadian-born taxi drivers were found to be doctors or to have PhDs.The study, which is one of the most comprehensive into the cab industry, found one of every two taxi drivers are immigrants and one of every three of them were born in India or Pakistan. The study results, published in Toronto Sun, have not been released publicly by Ottawa. The study shows that the most educated drivers arrive from India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Iran, the U.K., Bangladesh, Haiti and the U.S.

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