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The economic downturn hit harder for educated immigrants

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The economic downturn hit harder for educated immigrants

The recession hit the newly arrived immigrants - especially with higher education - much more painful than the natives of Canada - reports a new report .
For university-educated immigrants, the likelihood of unemployment is four times higher than for their Canadian counterparts: 13.9% and 3.4%, respectively, according to a report from the Community Foundations of Canada .

For comparison, the average unemployment rate was 15% for recent immigrants versus 7.8% for Canadian workers.

There are several factors affecting this disproportion in employment, including the lack of Canadian experience among immigrants, the language barrier and the lack of recognition of diplomas obtained outside of Canada.

The Canadian Council notes that if all immigrant diplomas were recognized in Canada, this would bring the Canadian economy up to $ 5 billion a year.

A recent report by Statistics Canada found that immigrants who were educated abroad are much less likely to be employed in their profession than Canadians: 24% versus 62%.

The largest gap is observed in Alberta and Quebec. In Alberta, only 2.9% of Canadians with a university education are unemployed, while this figure is 11.5% for new arrivals with the same level of education.

In Quebec, almost 20% of university-educated immigrants are unemployed.

In Toronto, where 45% of all immigrants in Canada live, the unemployment rate for those with university degrees is 14%. For Canadian natives, the same figure is 3.3%.

The report also reports that half of Canadians for 2009 have some kind of post-secondary education. This is 2% higher than in 2006 and 18.1% than in 1990.

Source: https://habr.com/ru/post/105596/

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