Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Business Administration


Business Administration, General.




The present study surveys Hispanic refugee status seekers in Windsor, Ontario in regard to their work and education history as well as their views on events surrounding their job search to determine the perceived and actual difficulties in securing work. Discrimination, English language knowledge and restrictive work permits are the problems defined by the refugees themselves. Ignorance of the Canadian hiring and employment process, lack of knowledge on how the restrictive work permits can be overcome and the implications of welfare payments on the mental state of the Hispanics are discussed as the actual difficulties. Recommendations include better education of employers and refugees in regards to the respective cultures, and a language training program at the work place. A community work program to restore the refugees' dignity while helping with their integration into society and thus reducing potential for discrimination are also discussed. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1992 .K765. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 31-04, page: 1527. Thesis (M.B.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1992.