Skip to main content

Table 2 Frequency distribution of job match by immigrant status

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

  Males Females
  Immigrants Canadian-born Immigrants Canadian-born
  (1) (2) (3) (1) (2) (3)
Job match category Traditional Non-traditional All Traditional Non-traditional All
(1) Not related to education (%) 18.1 23.5 21.4 21.7 24.5 18.6
(2) Somewhat related (%) 16.6 17.2 17.3 17.9 18.9 16.2
(3) Closely related (%) 65.3 59.3 61.3 60.4 56.6 65.2
(4) P valuea 0.0014 0.0413   0.0006 0.0000  
N (person-years) 1691 2502 40,815 1474 2178 43,021
N (unique persons) 673 1009 15,418 605 936 16,744
  1. aP-value is from a Pearson’s chi-square test of the null hypothesis that the frequency distribution is the same between immigrants and the Canadian-born. Data are from the SLID and include panels 2-7 for the years 2001-2011. The estimation sample is restricted to full-time full-year paid workers aged 18-64, with positive wages and who have at least one post-secondary education credential. The sample contains Canadian-born and immigrant workers who arrived in Canada at 10 years or older. Traditional immigrants include those born in the following countries/regions: United Kingdom, United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Non-traditional immigrants include those born in the following countries/regions: Middle-East, Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, Southern America, Asia, Southeast Asia and Africa. Wages are adjusted for inflation using the provincial all-items CPI for base year 2002