Equity for new Canadians Canada agressively recruits immigrants to meet economic and demographic needs, yet recent immigrants are more likely to be unemployed or underemployed than Canadian-born citizens. This critical ethnographic work provides insights on how adult education programs might more effectively enourage young adult immigrants to successfully reach their educational and personal goals. These life portraits give an insider perspective to the experiences of some newcomers, with findings that emphasize the importance of considering differences regarding historical, political, economic and cultural environments influencing the cultural worldviews of new Canadians. This book gives general recommendations of changing assimilationist ideology at deep structural levels. Anyone working in the field of settlement policies and programs or education for immigrant populations will find this book useful and inspiring.