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Immigrant Employment Success in Canada: Examining the Rate of Obtaining a Job Match



This study employs longitudinal data to examine the rate at which recent immigrants to Canada obtain employment matching their previous or intended occupations. Socio-demographic factors such as visible minority status and area of residence are found to influence the rate at which this cohort of immigrants obtains job matches. Human capital factors also have a significant impact. An examination of occupational characteristics reveals that immigrants who seek high-status occupations obtain job matches at slower rates than those seeking lower-status occupations.