Skilled immigrant women's career trajectories during the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada


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Purpose: Despite immigrant-receiving countries' need for skilled professionals to meet labour demands, research suggests that many skilled migrants undergo deskilling, downward career mobility, underemployment, unemployment and talent waste, finding themselves in low-skilled occupations that are not commensurate to their education and experience. Skilled immigrant women face additional gendered disadvantages, including a disproportionate domestic burden, interrupted careers and gender segmentation in occupations and organizations. This study explores how the ongoing [Coronavirus Disease...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Career development; Skills and knowledge; Gender; Employment; Economics

Keywords: Skilled migration; Skilled worker; Migrants; Labour mobility; Discrimination; Underemployment; Family; Economic conditions; Economic impact; Employment outcomes; Social capital; Questionnaire

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: Bradford, England: Emerald Group Publishing, 2022

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Also called: Skilled immigrant women's career trajectories during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic in Canada

Journal volume: 41

Journal number: 1

Journal date: February 2022

Pages: pp. 112-128

ISSN: 2040-7149

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 146.135

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