Correlates of Immigrant Workers' Job Satisfaction


  • Jon Woodend University of Calgary
  • Nancy Arthur University of Calgary


job satisfaction, skilled immigrant workers, workplace attitudes


Research in the career development field has primarily focused on the barriers immigrant workers face when integrating into the workforce and how they can overcome these barriers. There have been few studies investigating contextual factors that impede workplace integration. To address this gap, the current study surveyed employed immigrant workers across Canada about their job satisfaction, in relation to their bicultural competence, English language usage, social support, and workplace attitudes. A correlational analysis revealed significant correlations between bicultural competence, English language usage, social support, workplace attitudes and immigrant worker job satisfaction. Results from this study highlighted the importance of considering contextual influences such as workplace attitudes in developing research and practices to support the successful employment integration of immigrant workers.


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Woodend, J., & Arthur, N. . (2017). Correlates of Immigrant Workers’ Job Satisfaction. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 16(2), 44–47. Retrieved from



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