Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

Economic Migrants in a Global Labour Market

by Badrinath Rao

Very little research has been done on the motivations, attitudes, perceptions, and intentions of Asian computer professionals working in Canada.  We also do not have data on the proportion of Asian-born workers in the IT sector.  All the IT companies who were interviewed said that they do not maintain statistics about their workers on the basis of their ethnic background.  They also did not have information about the exact number of foreign workers in their firms.  This study was designed to address some of these gaps by investigating the career-related experiences and quality-of-work-life issues of computer professionals in general and Asian computer professionals in particular.

Release Date: 23 Aug 2001
Number of pages: 62
Document number: 5094
Keywords: recruitment, retention, working conditions, security, migrant workers