The Performance of Immigrants from India and the Philippines in the Toronto and Vancouver Labour Markets

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Title: The Performance of Immigrants from India and the Philippines in the Toronto and Vancouver Labour Markets
Authors: Yang , Qan
Date: 2014-08
Abstract: India and Philippines are now the two major sources of immigration to Canada. This paper uses 2006 Census microdata on male and female immigrants from India and the Philippines to examine their performance in the Toronto and Vancouver labour markets. This is done in terms of the earnings disadvantages when these individuals arrive in Canada and of the speed at which they catch up with the native-born. In order to compare the performance of immigrants of these two groups in the labour market with Canadian born individuals, two models are set up: one that assumes the same assimilation rate for all groups, and the other that allows for different assimilation rates. The final results suggest that Indian and Filipino immigrants have difficulty to assimilate into the labour market in Toronto and Vancouver. In general, women seem to assimilate into the market better than men, and Filipino immigrants have a better performance than Indian immigrants in terms of integrating into the labour market.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/31624
CollectionScience économique - Mémoires // Economics - Research Papers
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