Episodes of Non-Employment Among Immigrants to Canada from Developing Countries

34 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2014

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Said Ahmed Aboubacar

Concordia University, Quebec

Nong Zhu

University of Quebec at Montreal (INRS-UCS)

Date Written: January 3, 2014

Abstract

Using data from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID) – we analyze non-employment episodes for immigrants from developing countries and compare their situation to that of immigrants from more developed countries and Canadian-born individuals between 1996 and 2006. The methods used allowed us to draw the following conclusion: significant differences exist between these three groups in the labour market mobility, the average duration of a non-employment episode, and the factors that affect the propensity to exit from a non-employment episode. These differences demonstrate a particular disadvantage for immigrants from developing countries. In fact, they tend to spend more time in non-employment episodes compared to their counterparts from the more developed countries and compared to Canadian-born individuals.

Keywords: immigrants, labour market, developing countries, Canada

Suggested Citation

Aboubacar, Said Ahmed and Zhu, Nong, Episodes of Non-Employment Among Immigrants to Canada from Developing Countries (January 3, 2014). CIRANO - Scientific Publications - 2014s-14, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2403962 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2403962

Said Ahmed Aboubacar (Contact Author)

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Nong Zhu

University of Quebec at Montreal (INRS-UCS) ( email )

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Montreal, Quebec H3C 3P8
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