Exploring the relationship between educational credentials and the earnings of immigrants

Maria Adamuti-Trache, Robert Sweet

Abstract


The study uses the 2002 Ethnic Diversity Survey (EDS) to examine the
relationship between immigrants’ educational credentials and earnings. Three
aspects of an individual’s credentials are considered: country of origin, level of
education, and field of study. In addition, we examine the constraining effects of gender and visible minority status on the ability of immigrants to negotiate the value of their educational credentials in the Canadian labour market.

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