Brokering Success for New Canadians

Poor employment outcomes for skilled immigrants have long been a problem in Canada. Despite efforts to better integrate new immigrants into Canada’s labour market, they continue to experience higher levels of unemployment and under-employment.

Governments can “broker success” in the job market for newcomers by:

  • Developing incentives to encourage businesses to adopt competency-based hiring practices;
  • Using existing channels such as business licensing or other “touch points” with businesses to engage them on diversity initiatives; and
  • Creating mechanisms for employers to provide feedback directly to government about which employment programs work well for hiring.

Learn more about these ideas in a recent Mowat Centre report/webinar on how increased government-employer engagement can help skilled immigrants find employment.

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