Hi beautiful people,

In this post, I will be writing about NEET and how immigrants can benefit from Employment services for my Beauty with a Purpose Project.

NEET is an abbreviation for Not in Employment, Education or Training.

Here are some important statistics about NEET;

In 2019, the reports showed that the number of youth in NEET made up 11.1% of the entire participants. The rates were higher for immigrants when compared to Canadian born participants (Davidson & Arim, 2019).

Immigrants in NEET were represented by 14.8%. The percentage of youth who needed support to get jobs was stated as 38%, while 34.5% represented the “Others” (Davidson & Arim, 2019). 

Immigrants between the ages of 15 and 24, who just came into Canada, made up a large percentage of the participants in the NEET category (International Migration Outlook, 2016).

Unemployment higher in youth (Statistics Canada, 2015).

Statistics Canada identified homemaking as the reason for 27.5% of the immigrants under  NEET in Canada (Davidson & Arim, 2019). The participants categorized as the “Others,” which makes up 34.5%, represented a small number of people who could not access the offered support services due to lack of transportation.

Some of the challenges that have hindered accessibility to the services include inconvenient operating schedules, language barriers, and awareness. 

Planning agenda.

Migrants who settled in urban areas find it easier to be integrated into the Canadian labor market. Many of the agencies are in the downtown areas, and it is difficult for recent migrants in rural areas, who do not have cars, to reach these agencies. Furthermore, the language barrier is an issue because English is not their first language.

Regarding the schedule, settlement organizations open from 9 am to 4 pm, which makes it difficult for many women to access the services due to homemaking.


Special support services should also be rendered to immigrants who have had traumatic experiences in their home country. Addressing the mental health and welfare needs of immigrants can lower NEET numbers. Programs that will help include one-on-one counseling sessions, creating forums to share experiences, and supporting the immigrants to access good jobs, education, or training.

Understanding the impact of NEET and challenges encountered by the participants reveals information that can be leveraged to implement more successful programs.

I felt the need to write about NEET because it is an issue that I would like to raise awareness through my Beauty with a Purpose. I have been planning an accessible program through YAY (Youth Assisting Youth) for migrants to join!

Till next time!




Davidson, J., & Arim, R. (2019). Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series: A Profile of Youth Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) in Canada, 2015 to 2017. ( No. 11F0019M — No. 432). Ottawa, ON: Statistics Canada. Retrieved from https:// www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/11f0019m/11f0019m2019020-eng.pdf

International Migration Outlook. (2016). “Labour market outcomes of migrants and integration policies in OECD countries”. International Migration Outlook , 59–103. https://doi.org/10.1787/ migr_outlook-2016-5-en

Statistics Canada. (2015). What has changed for young people in Canada?  Retrieved from https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/75-006-x/2013001/article/11847-eng.htm

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