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Overqualified immigrants really are driving taxis in Canada

posted May 21, 2012, 3:28 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated May 21, 2012, 3:28 PM ]
Globe and Mail Update
Published Thursday, May. 10, 2012 8:28PM EDT
Last updated Friday, May. 11, 2012 8:02AM EDT

Thanks to the government of Canada, we now know that one urban myth is true. Overqualified immigrants do drive taxis – though not all of them are physicians. Many are in fact architects and engineers. This underscores the need for Canada to reform its immigration-selection system with the aim of helping newcomers work in their chosen professions and actually design buildings and highways, instead of having to ferry people across town.

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