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Enriching Foreign Qualifications Through Canadian Post-secondary Education: Who Participates and Why?

  • Maria Adamuti-Trache
  • Paul AnisefEmail author
  • Robert Sweet
  • David Walters
Article

Abstract

The Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada is employed to compare recent immigrant post-secondary education participants and non-participants with respect to a range of factors, including demographic, socio-economic, and cultural differences, official language competency, recognition of educational credentials and employment experiences, and social capital. A multilevel logit model was employed to identify the (changing) impact of factors on post-secondary participation. The cumulative post-secondary participation rate increased from 10% to 33% to 44% within 6 months, 2 years and 4 years of arrival, respectively. Gender, age, prior level of education, self-reported language proficiency, social capital and situational factors were significant in explaining the cumulative increase.

Keywords

Higher education Economic integration Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada 

Notes

Disclaimer

The analyses in this report are based on data from Statistics Canada. The opinions and interpretation expressed by the authors do not represent the views of Statistics Canada.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Adamuti-Trache
    • 1
  • Paul Anisef
    • 2
    Email author
  • Robert Sweet
    • 3
  • David Walters
    • 4
  1. 1.Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, College of Education and Health ProfessionsUniversity of TexasArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyYork UniversityTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Faculty of EducationLakehead UniversityThunder BayCanada
  4. 4.Department of Sociology and AnthropologyUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

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