While Canadian evidence on labor market barriers and outcomes facing immigrants to Canada is strong, there is very little research on the experiences of internationally educated researchers (IERs). It is estimated that hundreds of highly skilled researchers (epidemiologists, statisticians, analysts, clinician researchers, monitoring and evaluation specialists) come to Canada annually under these NOC classifications. However, we know very little about labor market trajectory of IERs, barriers they face, social and health impacts of these barriers, and about resources that could be mobilized to support IERs get decent work in research related fields.
If you are interested in this topic, share us your views about the following questions:
- What are the labor market barriers and challenges faced by Internationally Educated Researchers (IERs) in securing decent work in their field?
- How do these barriers and challenges impact them in terms of health and socio-economic wellbeing?
- What are the potential solutions and resources to support the IERs in finding meaningful decent work in research related filed in the Canadian labor market?
Sumona Liza, Immigrant Insight Scholar, at Access Alliance is working on the Labor Market Study project. She can provide more information and will answer your questions.