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A Look at Employment-equity Groups Among Recent Postsecondary Graduates: Visible Minorities, Aboriginal Peoples and the Activity Limited


  • Caron, Nathalie
  • Wannell, Ted


Employment equity legislation is becoming more prevalent in Canadian labour markets, yet -- other than broad availability numbers -- the labour market experiencesof designated groups have not been well documented. Using the National Graduates Survey of 1992, this report profiles the early labour market experiences ofvisible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities who graduated from Canadian universities and community colleges in 1990. In general, we find thatthe earnings of designated group members are very similar to the earnings of their classmates. However, we also find that members of these groups are more likely tobe unemployed and are less likely to participate in the labour force than others in their class.

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  • Caron, Nathalie & Wannell, Ted, 1994. "A Look at Employment-equity Groups Among Recent Postsecondary Graduates: Visible Minorities, Aboriginal Peoples and the Activity Limited," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 1994069e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  • Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp3e:1994069e

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