Relevance of qualifications and work experience in the recruiting of foreign‐trained immigrants – comparative insights from the Health and ICT Sectors in Germany and Canada

Faculty/Professorship: Economics and Business Education  
Author(s): Annen, Silvia
Title of the Journal: International Journal of Training and Development
ISSN: 1468-2419, 1360-3736
Publisher Information: Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell
Year of publication: 2020
Volume: 25
Issue: 1
Pages: 3-22
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1111/ijtd.12204
Germany and Canada differ significantly regarding their migration policy as well as the structures of the national labour markets and their educational systems. This paper aims to analyse how these differences affect the labour market outcomes of immigrants and the usability of foreign qualifications and work experiences by using the health and ICT sectors as example. The comparison focuses on the question how qualifications and work experience serve as signals and are screened for in the recruiting process of enterprises. The results show clear differences as well as several commonalities between the two compared countries.
GND Keywords: Deutschland ; Kanada ; Bildungssystem ; Berufliche Qualifikation ; Berufserfahrung ; Unternehmen ; Rekrutierung
DDC Classification: 330 Economics  
650 Management & public relations  
RVK Classification: QV 240     QX 800   
Type: Article
Release Date: 17. June 2022