The Injury Prevention journal published a Canadian study which found that recent immigrants, who are also overqualified for their jobs, are three times more likely to be injured at work than their less educated, native-born peers. The researchers cited a lack of skills and knowledge about common workplace safety, along with language barriers, to account for these findings in overqualified recent immigrants. They also noted that having a higher education could isolate immigrants from other co-workers and even supervisors, leaving overqualified immigrants on their own when it comes to understanding workplace safety and getting help on the job.
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