Employment gaps and underemployment for racialized groups and immigrants in Canada: current findings and future directions

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Author: Ng, Eddy S. W.; Gagnon, Suzanne


This report is one of a series that explore a number of the most important issues currently impacting the skills ecosystem in Canada. While Canada faces labour shortages due to a declining birthrate and aging population, many Canadians experience obstacles to employment and are underemployed relative to their educational and professional backgrounds. 'Foreign-sounding names' are 20 to 40 per cent less likely to get a call-back for a job interview, depending on company size. Challenges like these are faced by immigrants, racialized people, and especially women in these two groups -...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Participation; Equity; Gender

Keywords: Employment outcomes; Labour force participation; Barrier; Underemployment; Skills mismatch; Migrants; Ethnicity; Recruitment; Employment practice; Regulation; Discrimination

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: [Ottawa, Ontario]: Public Policy Forum, Diversity Institute at Ryerson University and Future Skills Centre, 2020

Physical description: [ix], 41 p.

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Series: Skills Next

ISBN: 9781988886909

Statement of responsibility: Eddy S. Ng and Suzanne Gagnon

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 139.508

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