Friday, May 24, 2024

Fewer of Canada's Recent Immigrants Are Over-educated For Their Jobs

Here's an interesting statistic reported by the Toronto Star: The latest Canadian census revealed that just 26.7% of the country's recent immigrants were over-educated for their jobs in 2021, a reduction from the 31.1% of recent immigrants reported to be over-educated for their jobs according to the 2016 census. Over-education was defined by researchers as the employment of an individual with a bachelor’s degree in a position requiring only a high school education. As for the figure, 26.7%, it is not only lower than the 2016 figure, it is the lowest reported percentage in some 20 years.

The paper's reporting draws from this in-depth analysis by Statistics Canada.


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