More education, less employment: Immigrants and the labour market (2008)

Lessons in Learning – October 30, 2008

The authors point out that while recent immigrants to Canada have attained high levels of education, they earn less and are more likely to be unemployed than their Canadian-born counterparts.

Over time, the labour-market gap between immigrants and native-born Canadians diminishes, the authors note. Nonetheless, given that Canada faces growing competition for skilled immigrants, it is important to ease the transition into the Canadian labour force for new immigrants.

The authors offer several recommendations for easing the integration of immigrants into the labour market, including enhancing language education; improving the recognition of foreign credentials; and providing prospective immigrants with the information they need to make informed decisions about their future.

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Canadian Council on Learning (CCL). More education, less employment: Immigrants and the labour market 2008. Web. 6 Feb. 2023 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/more_education/more_education.pdf>
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