APF Canada Launches Survey Examining Barriers for Skilled Immigrants from China in Canada

Vancouver, BC – November 16, 2012 – As part of the Canada China Human Capital Dialogue Project, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada today announced the launch of a new survey on foreign qualification recognition barriers for skilled Chinese immigrants.

Developed in collaboration with Vision Critical, a Canadian-based global market research company, the survey will examine the views of skilled immigrants from China in Canada who have a job or are currently actively looking for a job, with respect to their experience with foreign qualification recognition in the Canadian labour market.

With technical support of the Vision Critical, APF Canada will oversee the data collection, analysis and reporting. All information collected during this survey will be kept confidential and responses will not be linked to individuals or organizations.

This survey is conducted as part of the Canada-China Human Capital Dialogue that is a research partnership between think tanks in Canada and China to examine the opportunities and challenges of managing and capitalizing talent flows between Canada and China. The survey aims to identify foreign qualification recognition barriers for skilled Chinese immigrants and provide policy recommendations to help them in Canada get credential recognition and gain employment in their area of education and expertise.

Survey collection begins on November 16, 2012 and ends on November 26, 2012. If you are a skilled immigrant from China currently working or looking for work in Canada, we welcome your participation in this important project and encourage you to also invite peers to participate.

To complete the short online survey, click here (in Chinese) or click here (in English). All participants who complete the survey will be entered into a special prize draw from an Apple iPad Mini (value: $329).

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Kenny Zhang, Senior Research Analyst of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada at kenny.zhang@asiapacific.ca


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About APF Canada

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is an independent, not-for-profit think-tank on Canada’s relations with Asia. The Foundation functions as a knowledge broker, bringing together people and knowledge to provide current and comprehensive research, analysis and information on Canada’s transpacific relations. It promotes dialogue on economic, security, political and social issues, fostering informed decision-making in the Canadian public, private and non-governmental sectors. The Foundation also provides grants to support policy research and informed discussion on Canada’s relations with Asia.


For additional information, please contact:

Trang Nguyen
Communications Manager
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Tel: 604-630-1540
Email: trang.nguyen@asiapacific.ca

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