Immigrant Youth in Canada’s Labour Market


Immigrant Youth in Canada’s Labour Market

Date: March 8, 2024 Key Topics: uMetropolis Course

Developed in partnership with World Education Services (WES)

This course lays out and expands upon the findings of WES’ Going the Distance: Immigrant Youth in Canada’s Labour Market report. It discusses the disconnect between immigrant and refugee youth’s high rates of academic success and the challenges they face when entering the labour force.

Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the systemic obstacles experienced by immigrant youth throughout their time in Canada’s education system and how these challenges lay the groundwork for future difficulties accessing the Canadian labour market;
  • Explain why immigrant and refugee youth’s high rates of academic success is not translating into opportunities in the Canadian workforce;
  • Employ a range of potential solutions to the cumulative disadvantages experienced by immigrant and refugee youth.

Course breakdown:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction and Context
  • Lesson 2: Initial Settlement and Educational Challenges
  • Lesson 3: Challenges of Translating Academic Success into Successful Employment
  • Lesson 4 : Conclusions and Recommendations

$100.00 CAD

This course lays out and expands upon the findings of WES’ Going the Distance: Immigrant Youth in Canada’s Labour Market report. It discusses the disconnect between immigrant and refugee youth’s high rates of academic success and the challenges they face when entering the labour force.

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