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Labour Market Discrimination: the Lived Experiences of English-Speaking Caribbean Immigrants in Toronto

Ron Robert Branker ()
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Ron Robert Branker: Ryerson University

Journal of International Migration and Integration, 2017, vol. 18, issue 1, No 11, 203-222

Abstract: Abstract The study examined the lived experiences of immigrants in Toronto from Jamaica, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago, with emphasis on their perceptions and experiences of labour market discrimination. The study employs a qualitative methodology and adopts a critical policy research framework which included a series of in-depth interviews. Based on the central argument that there is a disjuncture between the human capital model used at the policy level and the understanding of immigrant human capital on the ground, the study has found structural and institutional practices inherent in the Canadian labour market that are principal reasons for many immigrants’ poor labour market outcomes. Evidence from the study strongly suggests that there is an issue of racism and sexism at play in the Canadian labour market that negatively affects outcomes for Caribbean immigrants in Toronto.

Keywords: Race discrimination; Gender discrimination; Immigration policy; Human capital; Labour market (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.1007/s12134-016-0469-x

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