What is to blame for the widening racial earnings gap?

The Globe and Mail writes:

Canada’s labour force has become more diverse, but visible minorities as a whole still struggle to achieve parity in the labour market. Even accounting for differences in individuals’ characteristics, the data show that the slow process of integration for immigrants merits special attention. More than one-fifth of Canadians are visible minorities – non-Indigenous and “non-Caucasian” in race or non-white in colour – according to the 2016 Census. Visible minorities earned only 81.2 per cent of what non-visible minorities earned in 2015 – a gap that has widened by 2.6 percentage points since 2000.

Have you experienced race-based wage gaps in Canada or elsewhere? How does your workplace combat race-based wage gaps? How would you address this issue in Canada? Please provide your comments below.

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