Canada employment scenario tough for highly educated immigrants

Its been seen that a large number of immigrants with good education are finding it hard to get professional jobs after coming to Canada.

Difficulty in getting Canada professional jobs—Professional job scenario is tough for immigrants having degrees. This has been revealed by a latest analysis of the data concerning employment trends of immigrants possessing higher degrees for the years 1996, 2001 and 2006.

As per the analysis by the University of Toronto researchers, only a handful of immigrants possessing university degrees are getting high skilled employment after coming to Canada. And this becomes all the more noticeable when a comparison is done with the data concerning earlier immigrants, the researchers maintained.

Canada job scene is difficult for recent immigrants possessing university degrees wanting to get high skilled jobs after coming here.

And the researchers did not hesitate to state that it’s surely a brain waste trend.

More high skilled immigrants on low skilled jobs—Another fact brought forth by the research is that more high skilled immigrants are working on low skilled occupations now than in the previous years.

For example, nearly fifty percent of highly educated or high skilled immigrants got high skilled jobs in the year 1996.

However, this percentage went down to 43.5 percent in the year 2006. Meanwhile, the number of native Canadians with high education/high-skill sets did not have any decline in getting high skilled occupation in the last couple of years or so.

High-skilled occupation rate worse in educated women female immigrants—Highly educated female immigrants are finding it even hard in getting high skilled occupation in Canada.

While the percentage of Canada born women with high education levels getting high skilled jobs went up to 66.9 percent in the year 2006 from 64.5 percent in the year 1996, educated female immigrants’ success rate in getting high skilled employment went down to 34.4 percent(in the year 2006) from 34.6 percent in the year 1996.

Need to control ‘brain waste’ trend—Canada needs to address the problem of ‘brain waste’ trend of the recent immigrants at the earliest. This includes enabling immigrants getting soft skills, connecting immigrants with colleges and employers and helping them to get adjusted to new environment of employment in Canada.

So, Canada government must reform its policies for helping appropriate utilization of skill-sets and/or education levels of immigrants for helping them succeed after coming to Canada.

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