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B6 evidence-based research in action Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Evidence-based research in action Presentation to the OCASI ED Forum Maryse Lemoine Coordinator Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative York University
  • 2. Table of contents
    • What is TIEDI?
    • How does it work?
    • Publications
    • Challenges
    • Future
  • 3. What is TIEDI?
    • Knowledge mobilization project
    • Funded by SSHRC and York University, for the period of 2008-2011
    • Steering committee:
      • faculty members from York and Ryerson
      • community representatives from OCASI, TRIEC, WES
  • 4. How does TIEDI work? Forum October 2008 June 2010 Workshops Labour market outcomes Barriers to employment Workplace/career information Mapping Circulate questions Write reports Training Rapid Data
  • 5. TIEDI’s publications
    • 13 analytical reports
    • Labour market update (May 2010 – )
    • 30+ fact sheets
  • 6. Challenges in working with data
    • Amount of information
    • Datasets & getting access to them
    • Reliability
    • Availability
  • 7. Challenges: Amount of information
    • Census
    • Ethnic Diversity Survey (EDS)
    • International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS)
    • Labour Force Survey (LFS)
    • Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada (LSIC)
    • Permanent Residents Data System / Landings data
    • Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics
    • Workplace and Employee Survey (WES)
  • 8. Challenges: Datasets x x x x Labour Force Survey (LFS)     x     Workplace and Employee Survey (WES)     x x   Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID) x         Permanent Residents Data System / Landings (IMDB)     x     Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada (LSIC)     x x   International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS)     x x   Ethnic Diversity Survey (EDS)     x x x Census Custom order Research Data Centre Data Liberation Initiative StatCan website CIC data Statistics Canada data  
  • 9. Challenges: Reliability
    • Sample size
    • Definitions
      • Immigrants: permanent residents, naturalized citizens (Census, LFS), temporary foreign workers, anyone who is not Canadian-born (WES)
  • 10. Challenges: Availability
    • Data not collected
    • Data no longer collected
      • Census – data from long form questionnaire won’t be comparable to earlier years
      • Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada
      • Workplace and Employee Survey
  • 11. Future of TIEDI
    • Funding ending in 2011
    • Focusing on existing findings vs. creating new knowledge
  • 12.
    • Maryse Lemoine
    • [email_address]
    • 416-736-2100 ext. 22826
    • www.yorku.ca/tiedi