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Recent Immigrants in Canada – 14 per cent of university-educated are unemployed, 3.3 per cent for Canadian-born university grads

Except today, the prospects for Canada’s most highly educated new Canadians is far more dismal.

Unemployment levels for recent immigrants with university degrees hit their highest point since June, 2010 last month.

According to data Statistics Canada crunched for Global News, 14 per cent of university-educated immigrants who’ve come to Canada in the last five years are without a job – more than their counterparts with a post-secondary certificate or high-school diploma.

Only 3.3 per cent of Canadian-born university grads, on the other hand, are unemployed, as are 5.6 per cent of university-educated immigrants who’ve been in Canada a decade or more.

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Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Unemployment’s up for Canada’s most educated immigrants |

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3 thoughts on “Recent Immigrants in Canada – 14 per cent of university-educated are unemployed, 3.3 per cent for Canadian-born university grads

  1. Is it difficult to get a job in Canada after graduation? Is there any discrimination between two people like one is graduated from an other country and the other is graduated from Canada? What is the priority of mostly companies in Canada?

    Posted by Awais Khan | June 3, 2020, 8:29 am
    • Studies generally show that there is a significant negative difference in employment and earning for a person “graduated from an other country” and one who “graduated from Canada”.

      For the moment, things are uncertain due to the pandemy. Immigration has almost stopped but for people already working or/and studying in Canada.

      Posted by Michel Cournoyer | June 3, 2020, 4:33 pm


  1. Pingback: Immigrant Women’s Labour Market Activity in Canada – The enduring influence of source-country gender-role attitudes | Job Market Monitor - January 28, 2015

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