Working In a Regulated Occupation in Canada: An Immigrant - Native-Born Comparison
AbstractThe number of immigrants working in regulated and unregulated occupations is unknown. A major contribution of this study is that we use Statistics Canada data to classify occupations, across provinces, into regulated and unregulated categories and then to examine the covariates of membership in a regulated occupation. In aggregate, immigrants are not less likely to work in a regulated occupation. Immigrants educated in Asia prove to be much less likely to secure access to a regulated occupation than either the native-born or other immigrants.
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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: 24 Oct 2009
Date of revision: 24 Oct 2009
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Immigration; regulated occupations; place of education; foreign credentials; Canada;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
- L50 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-11-07 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAB-2009-11-07 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-MIG-2009-11-07 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-SEA-2009-11-07 (South East Asia)
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