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ERIC Number: ED073181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Pages: 44
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Occupational and Employment Characteristics of Post-War Japanese Immigrants in Metropolitan Vancouver.
Ujimoto, K. Victor
The universe of Japanese immigrants selected for this study consisted of a diverse group such as the kika nisei (returned second generation), the yobiyose (sponsored immigrant), and the gijutsu imin (technical immigrant). Each group possessed different characteristics. This present paper is limited in scope to the yobiyose and gijutsu imin because it is extremely difficult to determine objectively the exact status of the kika nisei with respect to immigration. In contrast to the pre-war Japanese immigrants composed mainly of farmers and fishermen, the post-war immigrants consisted of those with a diverse range of occupations such as craftsman, technicians, musicians, clerks, scientists, engineers, artists, and architects, to mention only a few. Differences in the occupational skills possessed by the various immigrant groups resulted in different adjustment processes during their initial settling-in period in Canada. Some immigrants were able to secure immediate employment and others were not. Consequently, the characteristics which the immigrants brought with them from Japan became an important factor for both employment and integration in the new host society. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: Guelph Univ. (Ontario). Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology.
Identifiers - Location: Canada