Tapping the Potential: A Statistical Profile of Ottawa's Immigrant Workforce (2003)

Background report for Joint Project on Integrating Foreign Trained Workers into the Labour Market

Immigrants make up a significant and growing share of Ottawa's workforce. Each year, thousands of highly educated professionals make Ottawa their home. Unfortunately, many of these newcomers face a difficult and lengthy transition into careers and positions commensurate with their education and skills. For some, the transition never happens.

In an effort to address this issue, the Ottawa Foreign Trained Workers Project was launched to develop a community-based strategy aimed at facilitating the accreditation and integration of foreign trained workers into the Ottawa economy. To set the stage for future phases of the project, this report provides a statistical overview of Ottawa's immigrant population, highlighting the problem of skills underutilization.

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Canadian Labour and Business Centre, LASI World Skills and United Way/Centraide Ottawa. Tapping the Potential: A Statistical Profile of Ottawa's Immigrant Workforce 2003. Web. 24 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/clbc/tapping/03jun30.pdf>
Canadian Labour and Business Centre, LASI World Skills & United Way/Centraide Ottawa (2003). Tapping the Potential: A Statistical Profile of Ottawa's Immigrant Workforce. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/clbc/tapping/03jun30.pdf
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