Economic issues impacting single parents trying to gain employment in Quebec
The sad truth is, there are far fewer opportunities for career advancement for women of color in a white-dominated Western country. The average salary for immigrant women in Quebec is $37,000 (Statistique Quebec, 2021). As 13.4% of Quebec’s immigrants are from African countries, many of them are potentially earning this amount of income from their current jobs.
Many of these women seek a job/career that offers a higher earning potential, but it may be challenging due to some of the barriers to career advancement for women of color in Quebec.
It can take an average of 5 years before many find a secure posting. The age of the individual immigrating and how much education they’ve received can play a factor in this time period they averagely have to wait for to find a secure job (Afrique au Féminin, 2021).
Afrique au Féminin. (2022, February 2). Immigration awareness: Helping women find a new life in Quebec: CanadaHelps – donate to any charity in Canada. CanadaHelps. Retrieved April 13, 2022, from https://www.canadahelps.org/en/giving-life/immigration-awareness-helping-women-find-a-new-life-in-quebec/
Institut de la statistique du Québec. (2021, August 17). Employment rate and income of Québec women: What are the differences between immigrants and non-immigrants? Institut de la Statistique du Québec. Retrieved April 14, 2022, from https://statistique.quebec.ca/en/communique/taux-et-revenu-emploi-des-quebecoises-quels-sont-les-ecarts-entre-les-personnes-immigrantes-et-non-immigrantes-en