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PhD Candidate, Policy Studies, Toronto Metropolitan University

Seyda is completing a Ph.D. in Policy Studies at Toronto Metropolitan University. Her dissertation draws on Economics and Social Policy disciplines to examine the factors and dimensions of precarious employment in the Canadian labour market. Her study uses regression models and a multidimensional scale to measure precarious work and its impacts on different groups of workers based on their gender, education, immigration status, and type of employment in the labour market.

Seyda worked as a researcher at CERC Migration and Integration at Toronto Metropolitan University on projects examining the public attitudes towards immigration. In addition, Seyda was a researcher in the SSHRC-funded projects “Environmental Regulation, Innovation, and the Migration of Skilled Workers” and “Policy Engagement at Multiple Levels of Governance: A Case Study of the Living Wage and Minimum Wage Policy” at Toronto Metropolitan University. Seyda teaches at the Chang School of Continuing Education, Toronto Metropolitan University.

Besides her academic work, Seyda worked as a Policy Advisor for the Gender Wage Gap Strategy, Government of Ontario.


  • 2006–present
    Lecturer, Chang School of Continuing Education at Toronto Metropolitan University
  • 2020–2022
    Researcher, CERC in Migration & Integration at Toronto Metropolitan University
  • 2015–2018
    Policy Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development