Thursday, March 18, 2010

TIEDI report: Class enrollment and labour outcomes of immigrants

Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI) has published its latest report on whether enrolling in classes in Canada affects the labour outcomes of immigrants.

The report is available at:

Findings from the report include:

Immigrants who have enrolled in at least one university course in Canada take longer to find employment, but are more likely to have higher hourly wages and to work in their field of study than other immigrants.

Immigrants who have completed courses in Canada are less likely, on average, to hold full-time employment than immigrant men who did not return to school, but more likely than immigrant women who did not return to school.

Immigrants who enrolled in classes leading to higher degrees were likely to have taken more time to find their first job following immigration.

Immigrants who had completed classes leading to a high school diploma or had enrolled in other training not leading to a diploma had significantly higher average income per household member than immigrants who
had enrolled in trades or university education or immigrants who had not attended school after immigration.

Immigrant women who did not return to school have less favourable labour market outcomes than immigrant men who did not return to school, or immigrants who enrolled in courses.

Further reports are forthcoming on, among others: the labour outcomes of immigrants by educational attainment and the experiences of immigrants with accreditation.