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Perceptions of Barriers from Immigrants finding Employment

According to the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada (2005), immigrants perceived barriers and experienced multiple difficulties finding employment in the Canadian labour market (Wilson, Sakamoto, & Chin, 2017).

OneHub Growth plays a role in providing employment services and programs to remove barriers for jobseekers with immigrant backgrounds.

  • Lack of Canadian (Work) Experience
  • Employees Preference for Canadian (Work) Experience
  • Lack of Recognition for Foreign Credentials
  • Not Enough Available Jobs
  • Language Barriers


Statistics Canada. (2005). Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada: A Portrait of Early Settlement Experiences. Minister of Industry.

Wilson, R. M., Sakamoto, I., & Chin, M. D. (2017). The labour market and immigrants. In M. C. Yan, & U. Anucha (Eds.), Working with immigrants and refugees (pp. 111-132). Oxford University Press.

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