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Rupa Banerjee

Dr. Rupa Banerjee

Canada Research Chair | Associate Professor
DepartmentHR Management & Organizational Behaviour
EducationBComm, BEd, MIRHR, PhD
OfficeTRS 1-072
Phone416-979-5000, ext. 6733

Overview

Dr. Rupa Banerjee is the Canada Research Chair in Economic inclusion, Employment and Entrepreneurship of Canada’s Immigrants and Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour. Her primary research interest lies in the employment integration of new immigrants to Canada. She is particularly interested in the institutional barriers facing new immigrants in the Canadian labour market. In addition, she is interested in workplace diversity and ethno-racial discrimination, particularly as it applies to second-generation immigrants. Dr. Banerjee’s research has appeared in such journals as International Migration ReviewEthnic and Racial Studies, Journal of International Migration and IntegrationJournal of Labor Research and Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations

Immigrant employment and workplace diversity.

Refereed Journal Articles
Frangi, L., T. Zhang, and R. Banerjee. (2020). “Constructing Inequalities: Tenure Trajectories of Foreign-born Workers and Union Strategies in the Milan Construction Sector.” British Journal of Industrial Relations. doi:10.1111/bjir.12567
Banerjee, R., A. Verma, and T. Zhang. (2019). “Brain Gain or Brain Waste? Horizontal, Vertical, and Full Job-Education Mismatch and Wage Progression among Skilled Immigrant Men in Canada.” International Migration Review, 53(3), 646-670
Shantz, A., R. Banerjee, and D. Lamb. (2019). “The Relationship Between Male and Female Youth Volunteering and Extrinsic Career Success: A Growth Curve Modeling Approach.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 48(2_suppl), 201S-225S.
Banerjee, R., J.G. Reitz, and P. Oreopoulos. (2018). “Do Large Employers Treat Racial Minorities More Fairly? An Analysis of Canadian Field Experiment Data.” Canadian Public Policy, 44(1), 1-12.
Banerjee, R., P. Kelly, E. Tungohan, P. Cleto, C. De Leon, M. Garcia, M. Luciano, C. Palmaria, and C. Sorio. (2018). “From ‘Migrant’ to ‘Citizen’: The Labor Market Integration of Former Live-In Caregivers in Canada.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 71(4), 908-936.
Gomes, A.V.M. and R. Banerjee. (2017). “The guarantee of freedom of association and collective bargaining rights to domestic workers: Two opposite models, Brazil and Canada.” Pensar-Revista de Ciências Jurídicas, 22(3), 1-15.
Tungohan, E., R. Banerjee, P. Cleto, C. De Leon, M. Garcia, P. Kelly, M. Luciano, C. Palmaria, and C. Sorio. (2015). “After the live-in caregiver program: Filipina caregivers' experiences of graduated and uneven citizenship.” Canadian Ethnic Studies. 47 (1), 87-105.
Verma, A., J.G. Reitz, and R. Banerjee. (2016). “Unionization and Income Growth of Racial Minority Immigrants in Canada: A Longitudinal Study.” International Migration Review, 50(3), 667-698.
Banerjee, R. and B.Y. Lee. (2015). “Decreasing the Recent Immigrant Earnings Gap: The impact of Canadian Credential Attainment.” International Migration, Vol. 53, No. 2, 205-218.
Banerjee, R. and M. Phan. (2014). “Do ‘Tied-Movers’ Get Tied Down? The Labour Market Adjustment of Immigrant Women in Canada.”  Journal of International Migration and Integration, DOI 10.1007/s12134-014-0341-9.
Reitz, J.G., M. Phan and R. Banerjee. (2014). “Religious Affiliations and Gender Inequality in Canada: A Study of Labour Market Effects.” Ethnic and Racial Studies, 10.1080/01419870.2014.901546
Banerjee, R. and M. Phan. (2014). “Licensing Requirements and Occupational Mobility Among New Immigrants in Canada.” Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations, Vol. 69, No. 2, 290-315.
Banerjee, R. and A. Verma. (2012). “Determinants and Effects of Post-Migration Education among New Immigrants in Canada.” Journal of International Migration and Integration, Vol. 13, No. 1, 59-82
Reitz, J. G., R. Banerjee, M. Phan and J. Thompson. (2009). “Religion, Religiosity, and the Social Integration of Immigrant Ethnic Groups in Canada.” International Migration Review, Vol. 43, No. 4, 695-723.
Banerjee, R. (2009). “Immigrants’ Career Progression in Canada: Evidence from the SLID.” Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations, Vol. 64, No. 3, pp. 486 – 508.
Banerjee, R. (2008). “An Examination of Factors Affecting Workplace Discrimination.” Journal of Labor Research, Vol. 29, No. 4, 380-401.
Course code Course title
MHR 600 Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
MHR 520 Industrial Relations Foundations
Year Honour / Award
2020 Visiting Scholar Research Fellowship, University of Sydney. Amount: $8,600
2019 Social Innovation and Action Research Award, Ryerson University. Amount: $2,000
2017 Scalability Award, Hacking Health Toronto, external link, opens in new window. Amount: $1,000 (for developing a digital application to support for newcomers, in collaboration with Dr. Leslie Nichols)
2017 Dean’s Research Award, Ryerson University. Amount: $2,000
2012 Nominated for SSHRC Aurora Prize (highest-rated proposal from anew scholar in the area of labour and employment
2008 Honorable Mention, Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) Best Dissertation Competition
2007 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
Years Source Research
Applicants Amount
2020-2021 MITACS Research Training Award Practices that Empower Immigrant Women in the Labour Market Rupa Banerjee $6,000
2020-2022 Royal Bank of Canada and Ryerson University – Immigrant, Diversity and Inclusion Project From Student to Immigrant: The Labour Market Integration of Former International Students in Canada Rupa Banerjee $29,690
2019-2020 Ted Rogers School of Management,
Ryerson University, Post-Doctoral Researcher Funding Program
The Value of Foreign Credentials: Employer and Immigrant Job Seeker Perspectives Rupa Banerjee $22,500
2018-2020 Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Gender Diversity in Boardrooms and Business Schools: Issues in Academia and Industry From India and Canada Baharul Islam and Rupa Banerjee $20,000
2017-2022 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant The Impact of Employer-Driven Immigrant Selection: An Evaluation of Canada's New 'Express Entry' System Rupa Banerjee, Jeff Reitz and Morley Gunderson $174,567
2017-2018 Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Work, Stress and Well-Being Catalyst Grant O2O ChatBot: A Digital App to Support Integration of Newcomers in Ontario Rupa Banerjee and Leslie Nichols $63,400
2016-2017 Royal Bank of Canada and Ryerson University  –  Immigrant, Diversity and Inclusion Project Immigrants in Non-Standard Work in Canada: Double Disadvantage or Pathway to Prosperity? Danielle Lamb and Rupa Banerjee $16,600
2015-2016 TRSM Faculty Research Grant, Ryerson University The Changing Role of Employers in the Labour Market Integration of Immigrants in Canada Rupa Banerjee $7,000
2013-2014 Centre for Labour Management Relations (CLMR), Ryerson University Domestic Workers' Voice: the guarantee of the fundamental right to freedom of association and collective bargaining in Canada Rupa Banerjee and Ana Gomes $7,000
2012-2015 SSHRC Insight Development Grant Life After the Live-in Caregiver Program: The Labour Market Integration of Former Caregivers in Canada Rupa Banerjee and Philip Kelly $62,942
2011-2013 CERIS – Ontario Metropolis Centre Faculty Research Grant Do “Tied-Movers” Get Tied-Down? The Labour market Adjustment of Highly Skilled Immigrant Women in Ontario Rupa Banerjee and Mai Phan $12,500
2011-2013 SSHRC Public Outreach Grant Identifying the Policy and Practice Implications of Community-Based Research: Completing the Research Cycle for the Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI) Philip Kelly, Rupa Banerjee, Tony Fang, Lucia Lo, Valerie Preston, John Shields, Steven Tufts, Jelena Zikic $144,900
2011-2012 TRSM Faculty Research Grant, Ryerson University Licensing Requirements and Occupational Mobility among New Immigrants in Canada Rupa Banerjee $5,000
2010-2011 Centre for Labour Management Relations, Ryerson University Unionization, Incomes, and Income Growth among Racial Minority Immigrants in Canada: A Longitudinal Study Anil Verma, Jeffrey G. Reitz and Rupa Banerjee $7,000
2010-2011 New Faculty Grant, Ryerson University Volunteerism and the Labour Market Integration of New Immigrants in Canada Rupa Banerjee $10,000
2008-2011 SSHRC Knowledge Impact in Society Grant Recruitment, (Re)training and Retention of Immigrants in the Canadian Workforce Philip Kelly, Rupa Banerjee, Tony Fang, Lucia Lo, Valerie Preston, John Shields, Steven Tufts, Jelena Zikic $300,000
Dates Department, University Degree Name
2020-present Immigration and Settlement Studies, Ryerson University MA (supervisor)
Rachel Berman
2020-present Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University MScM (supervisor)
Shaheen Uppal
2019-present Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University Post-Doctoral Fellow (supervisor) Aliya Amarshi
2019-present Policy Studies, Ryerson University PhD (committee member)
Igor Fiodorov
2019-2020 Immigration and Settlement Studies, Ryerson University MA (supervisor)
Laura Lam
2017-2019 Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University MScM (supervisor)
Ravinder Mehmi
2016-2020 Faculty of Social Work,
Wilfrid Laurier University
PhD (committee member)
Karun Karki
2016-present Ontario Institute of Studies for Education, University of Toronto PhD (committee member)
Oleg Legusov
2016-present Policy Studies, Ryerson University PhD (committee member)
Patience Adamu
2016-2017 Immigration and Settlement Studies, Ryerson University MA (supervisor)
Josina Myrie