Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Friday, February 10, 2012

Discrimination: What We All Suspect

Immigrants find it much more difficult to land jobs in Canada. We all know that. What most of us might prefer not to face—or lack empirical evidence of—is that immigrants with non-English sounding names are at a considerably greater disadvantage. Read Professor Mike Corak of Ottawa's blog entry, Immigrants face challenges in finding jobs that are not of their own making for an introduction to some statistics that substantiate this fact and a pointer to the paper that produced them by Professor Philip Oreopoulos of the University of Toronto.