Does the new credential-equivalence requirement for prospective immigrants solve skill under-utilization for immigrants after arrival? Partly.

Prof. Reitz joined a research team to provide the answer: the new requirement helps, but racial minority immigrants continue to experience disadvantage.  The analysis is based on a new analysis of data linking immigration records to income information in tax filings, and is published in Canadian Public Policy.

Read the full study in:

Rupa Banerjee, Feng Hou, Jeffrey G. Reitz & Tingting Zhang. 2021. “Evaluating foreign skills: effects of credential assessment on skilled immigrants’ labour market performance in Canada,” Canadian Public Policy / Analyse de politiques, 47, 3 (September), 358-372,

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