Study: The Labour Market Experiences of Newcomers and Key Role of Settlement Agencies

Institute for Work & Health

A study by the Institute for Work & Health examines the labour market experiences of newcomers to Canada and identifies a key role for settlement agencies

Four themes emerged in an Institute for Work & Health study on the labour market experiences of newcomers to Canada: they have great difficulty finding work; their first jobs are often precarious; they rely heavily on community networks; and their knowledge of workplace health and safety is limited.

The researchers suggest more settlement agencies offer OHS information as a regular part of their language training and employment preparation services, as some already do.

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