Underemployed Professional Immigrant Women Project – Executive Summary

In 2015, ISANS undertook a two-year Status of Women Canada funded project to identify and address barriers limiting the advancement of professional immigrant women in their careers. The objectives were to instigate change by increasing awareness of the barriers that immigrant women face, and to work in partnership with employers to address those barriers through policy change. The purpose of this report is to present the results of this ambitious project, to share what we learned, and to help employers improve their hiring and advancement practices to make their workplace more welcoming to immigrants. It is also to recognize the joint efforts of our partners, stakeholders and participants who supported this project and collaborated with ISANS to bring about change.

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February 2017



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