Ottawa’s Underutilized Immigrant Workforce

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Ottawa’s Underutilized Immigrant Workforce

According to the 2011 National Household Survey, recent immigrants to Ottawa who held a university degree had an unemployment rate of 14.8%, more than three times higher than their Canadian-born counterparts. Immigrants are also more likely to work in jobs not commensurate with their skill levels and training.

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