Key Findings from the First Metropolis National Research Competition:
The Labour Market Transitions of Newly Arrived Immigrant Youth: A Tri-Provincial Study
In 2007, University of Manitoba researcher Lori Wilkinson and a team of researchers from the University of British Columbia, McMaster University, and the University of Toronto were successful in the first cycle of the Metropolis National Research Competition. Their final report, which will be released next month, sheds light on the labour market transitions of newly arrived immigrant youth in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Hamilton. The mixed-methods study, which combined data from the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants in Canada (LSIC) with qualitative interviews of immigrant youth, focuses on youth aged 15-29 and provides insight into the barriers immigrant youth face in education and employment. The following paragraphs reveal some of the key findings from this study.