Study: Canadian immigrant labour market

It’s been well documented that immigrants struggle in the Canadian labour market to find viable employment. A recent study released by StatsCanada once again confirms this but I want to point out a couple of positive items.

  • Where you live in Canada makes a big difference in terms of employment outcomes. In Ontario and British Columbia, immigrants with Canadian degrees had employment rates similar to those of Canadian born graduates.
  • How long you have been in the country makes a huge difference as well. The gap in employment rates between degree-holding immigrants and the Canadian born narrowed the longer an immigrant had been in Canada.
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