Chinese Immigrants' Education and Job Hunting in North America

By Xi Yu.

Published by The International Journal of Diversity in Education

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Generally, Chinese graduates and immigrants are suffering from the difficulties of job hunting in North America given various barriers. Based on the literature, the major barriers that prevent Chinese immigrants from being employed may include poor English language proficiency, aging workforce, non-accredited academic education obtained in China, and non-recognized or non-transferable professional experiences in home country. These challenges and barriers have put Chinese immigrant job seekers in a disadvantaged position. By studying human resource development and adult education perspectives, we arrive at recommendations for improving employability and career development for Chinese immigrants in North America.

Keywords: Chinese Immigrants, Career Development, Diversity

The International Journal of Diversity in Education, Volume 13, Issue 1, November 2013, pp.15-19. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 287.076KB).

Xi Yu

Research Assistant, Administrative Fellow, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Currently, Xi Yu is a doctoral candidate majored in work and human resource education at the University of Minnesota. Xi has previous professional experiences in counseling psychology, teaching, student advising, and career counseling in higher education settings in China and the US.