A report from the Public Health Association has found that more than the United States visible minorities in in Canada are likely to face discrimination during hiring.
After analyzing the data from 97 different field experiments in Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, England, Germany, the United States, and Canada researchers came to this conclusion.
In fact, the discriminatory hiring practices against “non-white natives” were found to be significant and pervasive in every country researched.
a professor of sociology at Northwestern University and the lead researcher Lincoln Quillian said, “I don’t think it’s the case that the countries that aren’t in our analysis have lower discrimination… in fact, if anything, it may be the opposite.”
Quillian has received response that some people were stunned to find that Canada (tied for third with the U.K.) has higher rates of biased hiring practices than the US (ranked 7th).
Researchers also note that the countries studied are under inquiry because they implement the most proactive anti-discrimination hiring laws. This means that even though the numbers indicate one thing, the reality could be totally different.