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Yonge Street: When macro goes micro

Paul Gallant When Maggie Chen worked in Shanghai as an economist for the Chinese government, she looked at macro-economic trends in order to analyze the impact on the labour force, vocational training and the social-insurance system. After immigrating to Canada just...

Toronto Star: Supporting immigration is just so Canadian

Jeffrey ReitzIf the Ontario election campaign reflected anything about the politics of immigration in this country, it was the generally positive role that it plays. Most notably, the opposition issue of supposedly unfair benefits to “foreign workers” was a...

TRIEC’s fall e-Lert is out

Read about the changes we’ve made to the TRIEC website and why, how a Metro Morning story helped connect a skilled immigrant with his first job in Canada and why group mentoring is working for professional immigrant networks. TRIEC’s Executive Director, Elizabeth...

Globe and Mail/Economy Lab: What’s in a name? A job, maybe

Tavia Grant Job seekers with common anglophone names such as Greg Brown on their résumés get more responses from employers in Canada’s three largest cities than applicants with foreign-sounding names – regardless of work experience, education or language proficiency,...