Re-accreditation demands and skilled labour flows: the paradoxes of professional migration

Monica Boyd, University of Toronto
Grant Schellenberg, Statistics Canada

Using data from the 2001 Canadian Census of Population, our paper compares the employment patterns and earnings of Canadian and foreign trained physicians and engineers. Our analysis finds patterns consistent with reports which stress that re-accreditation requirements can create employment barriers for the foreign trained. Univariate statistics and multinomial analyses confirm that foreign trained physicians and engineers are less likely to be employed in professional occupations than are their Canadian born and foreign born counterparts who trained in Canada. Data are presented for the internationally trained by region of birth and by period of arrival

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Presented in Session 32: International migration and employment