New Canadian Workforce Study

Published: Wednesday, 09/12/2007 12:00 am EDT

Newcomers to Canada find it easier to get work in Atlantic Canada, Manitoba and Alberta than in Quebec, according to a study released Monday by Statistics Canada. Based on immigration data gathered last year from a survey on the immigrant labour market, new Canadians struggle in their first five years in the country to find work, and the challenge is harder for women than men. "There may be a greater linguistic mismatch, the French language skills to Quebec versus the English language skills in the rest of Canada," Morton Weinfeld, chairman of McGill University's Canadian Ethnic Studies, told The Globe and Mail.

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