Academics and Researchers - Low-skilled Immigrants

What Comes First — Language or Work? (Employer Webinar)

Bias, whether conscious or unconscious, favours certain people in the hiring process based on superficial characteristics like name and place of education that have nothing to do with their talent or potential. This webinar will dive deeper to understand how and why this form of discrimination occurs. It will look at practical solutions being tested in the workplace to disrupt hiring bias. Join us on October 27 with guest speakers Phil Oreopoulos of the University of Toronto and Heidi Walker of GapJumpers.

A Migration Agenda for the Private Sector (Article)

As Europe’s refugee crisis continues to evolve, offers of assistance have been complemented by a broad-based response from the business community, writes migration expert Khalid Koser. This mobilization highlights not only the role that the private sector can play in managing migration, but also the importance of extending this engagement beyond the response to the immediate crisis.

A London bakery offers refugee women a way into work (News Story)

Charities team up with local business to generate jobs for newcomer refugees

Net Benefits: How to Understand the Economic Impact of Migration (News Story)

To understand the economic stakes in Europe’s refugee crisis, start in an unlikely place: the South Pacific island of Tonga.

Analysis: Do Migrants Take the Jobs of Native Workers? (Employer Report)

An analysis published by researcher Amelie F. Constant in the Germany-based IZA World of Labor tackles the question: Do migrants take the jobs of native workers? Constant finds the answer is no. And overall, the positive effects of immigration far outweigh the negative.

Actually, Immigration Can Create Jobs (News Story)

Put more simply—if 1,000 new immigrants were to move in, the local economy would end up gaining about 1,200 new jobs. The researchers refer to this increased demand effect as a “shot-in-the-arm” for the local economy.

Participatory Planning Moves from Shut-Downs to Start-Ups (Article)

Natural entrepreneurs can be found in informal and marginalized communities. Recognizing and working with them, instead of penalizing them for entrepreneurial activities can revitalize a community.