The Vancouver Sun
September 14, 2010

Darah Hansen

For years it’s been a common complaint among newcomers to Canada that the lack of recognition of foreign credentials, including schooling and job experience, has held them back in the labour market.

Now a new study out of Montreal has more discouraging news for adult immigrants hoping to cash in on the promise of a new land.

The Institute for Research on Public Policy has found that, even with post-secondary education from a Canadian institution, newcomers who arrive in Canada over the age of 18 are more likely to be underemployed, or even unemployed, than both their Canadian-born peers and those who come to the country at an earlier age.

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