New Canadians take the oath of citizenship during a ceremony as part of Canada Day celebrations. Photo credit : CBCNews.com

New Canadians take the oath of citizenship during a ceremony as part of Canada Day celebrations in Vancouver. Most new Canadians arrive in better health and stay healthier than the rest of the population. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

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Dervedia Thomas

Immigrants are generally healthier than Canadian-born citizens according to  a Statistics Canada study released this week.

The findings published in CBC News shows that immigrants have a lower mortality rate, even though some immigrants have seen a decline in their health after moving to Canada.

The study does not give reasons for the disparity but the article mentions that Canada has an immigration screening process that allows healthier persons to be chosen including those who are more active in their country.

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