Where are the Good Jobs? Ten case stories of ‘working rough, living poor’ (July 2013)

Report from Access Alliance written by members of the Income Security, Race and Health team.
Collaboratively written by:  Yogendra B. Shakya, Ruth Wilson, Z. Zahoorunissa, Sherine Mohamed Abdel Aziz Dahy, Alberto Almeida, Cheryl White, Grace Edward Galabuzi, Patricia Landolt, Sana Siddiqui, Andrew Koch, Marie-Pier Joly, and Sarah Alley.

This report contains ten powerful case stories of immigrant families from racialized backgrounds who are struggling to find stable employment in Canada. The stories are based on results from the third phase of a community based research project conducted by the Income Security, Race and Health (ISRH) team in Toronto.

The stories reveal the multiple factors pushing racialized immigrants into precarious work including systemic discrimination, limited professional network, immigration related barriers, temp agencies, policy gaps, ineffective services, and conditions of precarious employment itself.

The ‘case study’ format of the stories means that you get insight into the everyday forces and challenges that people are facing in finding good jobs. This level of detail is not often captured in other research methods.

More information can be found here.

ICE Committee