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Labour Relations Problems in Historical Perspective (IRE 1620)

This subject guide is meant to assist students, particularly those enrolled in IRE1620, with research papers and assignments.

Workplace Diversity - Books available Through U of T Libraries

Migrant Workers / Temporary Foreign Workers / Farm Workers

migrant dreams

SSHRC Research Project: On the Move Partnership website:

The On the Move Partnership is a 7-year national scale research study with international links, which is investigating the spectrum of employment-related geographical mobility and its consequences for workers, families, employers, communities, and Canadian municipal, provincial and federal governments. (2012 - 2018)

Possible search terms:

  • "migrant worker*" AND Canada
  • "temporary foreign worker*" AND Canada
  •  "farm worker*" AND Canada

Databases for searching:

Migrant Workers/Temporary Foreign Workers - Selected Books in the CIRHR Library

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Medical Professions - Recognition of Foreign Credentials - Reports and Other Resources

Fréchette, D., Hollenberg, D., Shrichand, A., Jacob, C. & Datta, I. (2013). What's Really Behind Canada's Unemployed Specialists: Too many, too few doctors? Findings from the Royal College's employment study 2013. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (61 p., PDF)

Canada. Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities. Fixing the Skills Gap: Addressing Existing Labour Shortages in High Demand Occupations: Report 9: Labour and Skills Shortages in Canada: Addressing Current and Future Challenges. Health shortages.

Elgersma, S. (2012). Recognition of the foreign qualifications of immigrants. Canada. Library of Parliament Background Paper. Publication No. 2004-29

Canadian Medical Association (2012 May 9). A Doctor for Every Canadian: Better Planning for Canada’s Health Human Resources: The Canadian Medical Association’s brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities: Addressing Existing Labour Shortages in High Demand Occupations. (7 p., PDF)

Schwartz, B. (2012). Admitted but excluded: Removing occupational barriers to entry for immigrants to Canada. Winnipeg, Man. : Frontier Centre for Public Policy. (215 p., PDF)

Government of Canada (2011). Strengthening Canada’s Economy – Government of Canada Progress Report 2011 on Foreign Credential Recognition.

Vogel, L. (2011). Foreign family medicine regulators wary of Canadian review. Canadian Medical Association.Journal, 183(1), E31-2.

Houle, R. & Yssaad, L. (2010). Recognition of newcomers’ foreign credentials and work experience. Perspectives on Labour and Income, 11 (9). Statistics Canada. Catalogue no. 75-001-X

Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Foreign Credentials Referral Office (2010). Research capsules: select expert research on foreign credential recognition in Canada. Ottawa : Citizenship and Immigration Canada. (45 p., PDF)

Zietsma, D. (2010). Immigrants working in regulated occupations. Perspectives on Labour and Income, 22(1), 51-59.

Boyd, M. & Schellenberg, B. (2007). Re-accreditation and the occupations of immigrant doctors and engineers. Statistics Canada. Canadian Social Trends, Statistics Canada.

Foreign credential recognition. Canadian Issues, Spring 2007. Includes Article: Dauphinee, W.D. Credential recognition in medicine: History, progress and lessons. 100-103.

Guo, S. & Andersson, P. (2005). Non/recognition of foreign credentials for immigrant professionals in Canada and Sweden: a comparative analysis. Edmonton, Alta. : Prairie Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Integration. (26 p., PDF)

Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

Medical Council of Canada