Educated Immigrants settle down for Surviving Jobs and self employment in Canada
Immigrants educated but struggle to get a job
Canada, a famous spot for multiple reasons is facing the challenge of high mortality rate and low natality rate. This disproportion has brought down the population of Canada and has led to a situation where there are more jobs than heads. The situation has forced Canadian Government to mould the Visa rules and allow more and more immigrants.
At present the number of Immigrants has outgrown the number of vacancies. Canadian Rules invite Immigrants with at least 10 years of work experience with a year full time experience in a given field. These immigrants when come to Canada might face a situation where there is no job available for them.
The case history of Zimbabwean Academician Kusina is a live example of such a situation in Canada. He moved to this country almost 4 years back. Till date he is struggling to get a full time job. He works for Paladin Security in downtown Vancouver as a guard. He has a part time job of 3 days a week. He still has kept the dream alive to teach in a college classroom and participate in the activities performed the College.
After coming back from his work the first things Kusina does is to check his emails to look for any answer from the Institutions he placed his resume in.
According to a report more than 50% of Canadian Immigrants are at least post graduates. The rate of unemployment for them has increased four times in the recent past. When stuck between unemployment and their qualifications, they find out ways to survive. In the process they pick up any job coming their way. They work as Cabbies, carpenters, Sweepers and any other occupation which helps them to earn the food for two meals.
The unemployed educated immigrants manage to open a small business too. They start settling down for small business like Laundry, departmental Store, and Bakery.
“A report by Krishna Pendakur, an SFU economist reveals that most of the immigrants are engaged on a low paying survival jobs. Employers discriminate between the natives and the international population in spite of the latter being more educated and deserving.”
An associate professor of UBC, Miu Yan describes the Canadian immigration process as “broken contract”. He says “the educated immigrants have to undergo another set of training in Canada to secure a job”.
Canada though, falls short of workers probably needs to take a relook at its Immigration policies and absorbing these immigrants in Canadian firms.