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    Peel Immigration Labour Market Survey

    The Region of Peel, in partnership with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University conducted the first ever research study into the Peelís labour market, with a focus on the immigrant labour market experience. The findings reveal that newcomers to Canada face far greater barriers to accessing the job market than Canadian-born job seekers.

    In the sample of 1,425 immigrants and Canadian-born Peel residents surveyed, the findings point to a significant gap in skill utilization, income and credential recognition of immigrants in the workplace. In addition, despite having their education and experience assessed prior to immigration, skilled worker principal applicants are not more likely to be employed, are not earning more income nor are they able to find employment in jobs that utilize their skills.

    The study was led by the Region of Peelís Human Services department which will leverage the report recommendations to guide its strategies with the provincial and municipal governments, community organizations and businesses to help address critical gaps for newcomers in accessing the job market. The recommendations will also help determine which services can support greater equality in the labour market for all Peel residents.

    View the full report

    View the report to Regional Council (presented Feb. 4, 2010)


    905 791-7800 ext. 8032

    Revised: Wednesday February 04 2015


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