School-Work Transitions and Employment among Second-Generation Immigrants in Canada

This study uses in-depth interviews to explore the experiences of young second-generation immigrant adults in the school-work transition, while identifying the challenges they face and the strategies they use to navigate this transition successfully. Preliminary findings highlight the importance of social networks and the complex role of race-ethnicity during the job search process. As the labour market share of young workers with an immigrant background increases, this research will help shed light on the experiences of this population, and shape policy and practice in the Canadian economy.

Awish Aslam
Supervisor: Wolfgang Lehmann
Department of Sociology, Collaborative Program in Migration & Ethnic Relations
University of Western Ontario