Employment Barriers Facing Arab Women in Canada

NSA’s Immigrant Women’s National Network (IWNN) initiative is partnering with The Canadian Arab Institute (CAI) in undertaking a research project to investigate the employment barriers encountered by Arab women in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta. The study is funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) and has three key objectives:

  1. Understand the knowledge gaps behind the ever-increasing employment barriers facing Arab women and filling these gaps with evidence that inform policy recommendations;
  2. Conduct a community-based research project with a focus on race-based data collection that ensures intersectionality (refugee Arab women, Muslim Arab women, Black Arab women, Queer Arab women, etc.) to ensure the data is reliable and generalizable; and
  3. Contribute to a larger discussion on employment with emphasis on improving integration outcomes and policies for newcomers in Canada.

Research Opportunity

We are seeking three Research Assistants to join our team in conducting qualitative research with Arab participants. Data collection is expected to run from June – August 2021, with the Research Assistants recruiting participants, and conducting and analyzing interviews. We are seeking Research Assistants with strong Arabic and French language skills. knowledge of settlement organizations and non-traditional community centres supporting Arab women in their integration and employment would be an asset.