TIEDI Report: “Immigrants and the Toronto Food Services and Accommodation Services Sectors
TIEDI has released its latest Analytical Report 29, “Immigrants and the Toronto Food Services and Accommodation Services Sectors”. Using the 2006 Census data, this report asks the question, “What role do immigrant workers play in the employment structure of Toronto’s food services and accommodation services sectors?”
Some of the key findings from this report include,
- Over 50% of all accommodation and food services employees are born outside of Canada.
- Immigrants tend to be in back of house jobs, such as cooks and light duty cleaners in comparison to front of house jobs such as food and beverage servers and front desk clerks.
- Filipino workers, Jamaican born women and Sri Lankan born men are disproportionately concentrated in the accommodation industry, doubling the occupational average.
- In the food service industry Chinese and Sri Lankan born men are both overrepresented. Proportionally, there are more than twice as many Chinese born men and Sri Lankan men in food services in comparison to the occupational average.
- In both accommodations and food services, there are more foreign born workers who have at least a BA in comparison to Canadian born workers.
- On average, foreign born employees earn more annually in comparison to their Canadian born counterparts in accommodations and food services, largely due to the fact that more foreign born workers work full time.
- Public transit users are overrepresented in both accommodations and food services. Rates are especially exaggerated in the accommodation sector among immigrant women.
To read the full-report, you can click on the following link below, http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/
Posted: June 7, 2012 at 15:23