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Table 17 SLID job match vs. occupational/field matches

From: Does it matter if immigrants work in jobs related to their education?

Canadian-born Immigrants
  Education Health Engineering/architecture Trades All fields All fields
SLID (self-reported) measure (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
Closely matched—occupation and field name  
(1) Not matched (%) 2.0 1.3 6.0 11.1 4.4 5.0
(2) Closely matched (%) 98.1 98.7 94.0 88.9 95.6 95.0
N (person-years) 1642 2249 285 1591 5767 304
Not matched by occupation and field name  
(1) Not matched (%) 37.9 24.4 34.4 49.3 39.0 39.5
(2) Closely matched (%) 62.1 75.6 65.7 50.7 61.1 60.5
N (person-years) 700 1933 1185 3314 7132 807
  1. Appendix Table 16 outlines the specialized fields and occupations used to select this subsample. Due to confidentiality concerns raised by Statistics Canada the field of study categories for immigrants cannot be reported separately and were collapsed