ARCHIVED – The Labour Market Progression of the LSIC Immigrants
A Perspective from the Second Wave of the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada (LSIC) — Two Years after Landing
Majority of working immigrants satisfied with their jobs
In spite of reported challenges, the proportion of the immigrants who reported they were very satisfied or satisfied with their jobs increased from 75% at 6 months after arrival to 84% at two years after landing.
While immigrants in all major immigration categories had high levels of job satisfaction (very satisfied or satisfied), the level was highest for immigrants in the family class (88%), followed closely by refugees (84%), and skilled workers (83% for both principal applicants and spouses and dependants). Skilled worker principal applicants had the highest proportion stating they were very satisfied with their jobs (25%).
|Job satisfaction||Immigration Category|
|Family Class||Skilled Workers (PA)||Skilled Workers (S&D)||Refugees||Others||All Immigrants|
|All immigrants currently employed1||21,160||40,397||21,302||4,301||5,809||92,969|
1 All immigrants include a small number of immigrants who did not respond to the question.
E Use with caution.
F: Too unreliable to be released.
Source: Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada – Wave 2 (2003)
Immigrants with a job related to their education seemed to be more satisfied than those working in an area unrelated to their education. About 9 in 10 immigrants working in an occupation related to their education felt either very satisfied or satisfied with their current job, while 79% of immigrants who were working in an occupation different from their education were feeling the same way about their occupations.
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