L’intégration professionnelle des nouveaux immigrants : effet de la connaissance pré-migratoire du français et (ou) de l’anglais

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L’intégration professionnelle des nouveaux immigrants : effet de la connaissance pré-migratoire du français et (ou) de l’anglais
Abstract
In Quebec, the French and/or English language skills of new immigrants are rigorously assessed in order to select those most likely to become socioeconomically well established. For social and political reasons, particular emphasis is placed on their knowledge of French upon arrival so as to foster their more successful labour market participation. The authors examine the effect, over the medium and long term, of knowledge of French and/or English on the job market performance of new immigrants. The authors' analyses are based on a longitudinal survey of the settlement of new immigrants (établissement des nouveaux immigrants or ENI) that outlines their individual trajectories. The ENI profiles the main settlement actions (housing, education, employment, etc.) of 429 new immigrants to the Greater Montreal area over a ten-year period. The authors' key finding is that pre-migratory knowledge of French and/or English is a temporary factor that helps immigrants to obtain skilled or better paying jobs, but does not affect their labour market participation.
Publication
Cahiers québécois de démographie
Volume
Vol. 34
Issue
no. 1
Pages
149-172
Date
Printemps 2005
Language
fr
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Godin, Jean-François, and Jean Renaud. “L’intégration professionnelle des nouveaux immigrants : effet de la connaissance pré-migratoire du français et (ou) de l’anglais.” Cahiers québécois de démographie Vol. 34, no. 1 (Printemps 2005): 149–172. https://www.erudit.org/revue/cqd/2005/v34/n1/012519ar.pdf.
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