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Why someone with a PhD applies for a less challenging job

 

When a newcomer arrives in Canada, employment is a top priority. Finding a job of any kind may be difficult because:

For these reasons, many highly-skilled newcomers apply for jobs that are far below their level of education and experience.

Employers with foresight realize that when they hire a newcomer who is overqualified for a position, they are benefiting from a more highlyskilled worker for less pay. In exchange, employers give newcomers a chance to develop language skills and gain an understanding of the Canadian work culture.


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