Immigrant labour market outcomes and skills differences in Canada

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Author: Cukier, Wendy; Stolarick, Kevin


This study uses Canadian [OECD's Programme of International Assessment of Adult Competencies] PIAAC results to better understand the effect of literacy and numeracy skills on the employment outcomes of immigrants and how they compare to those of Canadian-born workers. The study found that immigrant workers were more likely to be unemployed than Canadian-born adults, even when other factors such as skill levels were taken into account. It also found that the probability of being unemployed declined among immigrants with higher levels of literacy and numeracy skills, as it did for all...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Migration; Skills and knowledge; Assessment; Literacy; Numeracy; Outcomes

Keywords: Skilled migration; Migrants; Employment outcomes; Human capital; Skill certification; Data analysis; Comparative analysis

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: Toronto, Ontario: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, 2019

Physical description: 27 p.

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 145.775

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