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Transcript of Immigrants

Barriers Immigrants face
Preliminary Statistics
• Sample surveys & Interviews

• Qualitative over quantitative research

• Variety of questions and people

• Participants were told we were looking into “different immigration experiences”

• Our process (find, question, record, calculate results, and study trends)
Barriers immigrants face:
- 73% of people did not have their credentials recognized.

- Problem: No one whom is part of the government helps immigrants get their credentials recognized. (Erin, 2003)

- Gender may have also played a part as only 23% of women
find a job (Erin, 2003), and the majority of our participants were female.

- Work experience was recognized more than credentials

- It's difficult to get credentials recognized, but it is also difficult to work toward recognition.

-> Hardest barrier to overcome is recognition of credentials

Points of weakness:
Our sample group was not diverse enough . . .

- We did not have any participants from Oceania or South America

- We did not have any participants whom were transgender or genderqueer

- Sample group was just the minimum of 30 people

- We may have had a bias during this study

-We only surveyed residents of Ontario
Erin, T. (2003). The skilled worker class. Retrieved October 21, 2013, from http://canada.metropolis.net/ research-policy/policy briefs/selection_r.pdf

Metropolis Web Site. (n.d.). Metropolis - Canadian National Site / Site national Canadien. Retrieved October 21, 2013, from http://www.canada.metropolis.net/events/

Houle, R., & Yssaad, L. (n.d.). Recognition of newcomers' foreign credentials and work experience. Statistics Canada: Canada's national statistical agency / Statistique Canada: Organisme statistique national du Canada. Retrieved October 21, 2013, from http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-001- x/2010109/article/11342-eng.htm

Citizenship and Immigration Canada. (2010, 10 05). Socioeconomic profiles of immigrants. Retrieved from http://www.cic.gc.ca/English/resources/research/lsic/section3.asp

New immigrants more likely to be homeless due to economic factors rather than health issues. (2009, November 2). Mental Health Weekly Digest, Retrieved from http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/NewsDetailsPage/NewsDetailsWindow?failOverType=&query=&prodId=OVIC&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&mode=view&displayGroupName=News&limiter=&currPage=&disableHighlighting=false&displayGroups=&sortBy=&source=&search_within_results=&action=e&catId=&activityType=&scanId=&documentId=GALE|A210787656&userGroupName=miss81777&jsid=c4519032ad646083c940dbd619d16f19

Jimenez, M. J. (2007, January 31). Immigrants battle chronic low income: Some newcomers' fortunes haven't risen in line with skills, 15-year study finds. Globe & Mail. Retrieved from http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/NewsDetailsPage/NewsDetailsWindow?failOverType=&query=&prodId=OVIC&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&mode=view&displayGroupName=News&limiter=&currPage=&disableHighlighting=false&displayGroups=&sortBy=&source=&search_within_results=&action=e&catId=&activityType=&scanId=&documentId=GALE|A167800379

Ramirez, S. R., & Villarejo, D. V. (2012). Title:poverty, housing, and the rural slum. . American Journal of Public Health., 102(9), 1664-1675. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300864.

- Trying to find a job

- Poverty

- Language

- Finding affordable housing
The obstacles to overcome when finding a job . . .

- Getting credentials recognized

- Age - Gender - Province

One of the biggest barriers: Finding a job
- 57% to 73% of immigrants have difficulty finding a job

- Ages 25 to 34 have the highest chance of finding job with a 32% chance

- Ages 45 to 59 have a 21% chance

- Men have a 33% chance of having their credentials recognized while women only have a 23% chance

- Newfoundland and Labrador is the highest at 60%

- British Columbia is the lowest at 23%
Final Thoughts:
+ After research it was proven that the biggest barrier was credentials not being recognized which may lead to immigrants retaking courses in order to be considered qualified.

+ Credentials not accepted because it was claimed to be an “unknown University”.

+ A Ph.D immigrating to Canada has a job that does not correspond to their field.

+ We interviewed a wide rage of education background; many whom were qualified but their credentials not accepted due having earned them in a different country.

+ Important quote an immigrant said . . .

+ The significance of this study is immigrants are not always at fault for not being able to find a good job.
By: Alina, Victoria, and Hiba
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