TRIECAllFinancial Post: Multicultural meritocracy

Tapping into the 76% of trained immigrants not working in their fields

May 2, 2011
Financial Post

Mary Teresa Bitti

One in five Canadian residents was born abroad. Each year since 1990, anywhere from 200,000 to 250,000 permanent residents have immigrated to Canada -many with a university education. And yet, less than one quarter (24%) of employed foreign-trained and university educated immigrants are working in their field of study. At the same time, Canada is headed toward a demographic shift that will see Baby Boomers leave the workforce in huge waves. Those are the facts.

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Reference: Financial Post