Author: Priscilla Armah

Year of Publication: 2021

This study investigates the experiences of Sub-Saharan African migrants entering the job market in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Findings showed that they use strategies such as volunteering, multiple applications, course certification, networking and job fairs and job search engines, and sometimes settling for jobs with lesser qualifications and language competence. The barriers identified were systemic discrimination and racism, cultural/social differences, and individual limitations. Available support was found to be inadequate due to growing numbers of migrants and reduced job opportunities in the province. They drew on the support of black communities, social networks, and native-born Canadians as coping mechanisms.