Correlates of career satisfaction in Canada—the immigrants’ experience

This paper explores the correlates of career satisfaction among Canadian managers, professionals and executives, specifically the career satisfaction experi- ence of both visible minority and non-visible minority immigrants. Survey data collected from over 13,000 managers, professionals and executives in 43 Canadian organizations were analysed using the ordinary least squares multiple regression technique. Results indicate that immigrants experience lower career satisfaction than native-borns and visible minority immigrants have lower career satisfaction than non- visible minority immigrants. Employee and employer characteristics, objective em- ployment outcomes and subjective perceptual measures were found to be positively associated with career satisfaction for immigrant and native-born respondents.

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