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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32446

Title: The Career Re-training Experience of Professional Immigrants to Canada: An Existential Perspective
Authors: McInnes, Taylor
Advisor: Charles, Chen
Department: Adult Education and Counselling Psychology
Keywords: career development
new immigrants
existential psychology
Issue Date: 19-Jul-2012
Abstract: New professional immigrants, who come to Canada with significant education and work experience, often find themselves underemployed after immigration. As a result, many immigrants undergo some form of re-training post-immigration. This study was a sub-study of a larger Canada Research Chair project exploring the career development and re-training experiences of new professional immigrants to Canada. This particular study focused on exploring such experiences from an existential perspective. Within a qualitative research framework, 10 semi-structured, in-depth interviews were conducted with new professional immigrants to Canada. A grounded theory approach was adopted for data analysis. Several themes emerged and key findings, including participants’ relationship with the core existential concepts of death, freedom, and meaning are introduced. Results also compare how existential considerations were related to participants’ level of career satisfaction in Canada. Results have theoretical implications for career and vocational psychology and implications for practice, including professional and self-helping.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32446
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