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Labour Market Outcomes of Immigrant Youth with After-migration Canadian Post-secondary Vocational Education

  • Author / Creator
    Zhao, Lei
  • This study examined the labour market outcomes of the LSIC immigrant youth who completed after-migration post-secondary vocational education in Canada. Using the theoretical framework of discrimination theory and human capital theory, the study found that after four years of arrival, 1) Canadian work experience were positively correlated to immigrant youth’s employment earnings, 2) pre-migration education and the type of Canadian vocational school both had an effect on the average family annual income, 3) neither visible minority status nor official language ability affected immigrant youth’s employment earning, 4) immigrant youth who were very satisfied with their current jobs had higher employment earnings compared to others who were not very satisfied with their current jobs, 5) job satisfaction were associated with the utilization of qualifications and skills, and 6) visible minority immigrants were more likely to report underutilizations and to have lower job satisfaction.

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  • Graduation date
    2014-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Education
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3DT2M
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Educational Psychology
  • Specialization
    • Psychological Studies in Education
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Kirova, Anna (Elementary Education)
    • Buck, George (Educational Psychology)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Kirova, Anna (Elementary Education)
    • Buck, George (Educational Psychology)
    • Leighton, Jacqueline (Educational Psychology)