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CTV News: Canada’s competitiveness will suffer if immigrants aren’t better integrated: experts

Romina Maurino Canada’s global competitiveness will suffer unless companies deal with biases that are keeping professional immigrants underemployed, experts say.

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HBR Blog Network: Encourage Foreign-Born Employees to Participate More in Meetings

Andy Molinsky Imagine the following: Feng Li is a Chinese-born management consultant for a major American-based professional services firm in Chicago. Feng has impeccable oral and written English and outstanding technical skills. He is also very creative. In fact, he is on the fast track to senior consultant, then director, and eventually partner, except for [...]

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Financial Post: Moving past diversity: RBC’s journey to rid its upper ranks of ‘unconscious bias’

Dan Ovsey Diversity is one of those buzz words often tossed around in the corporate world by organizations with an interest in presenting themselves as progressive. Yet, in many cases talk of diversity is just that — talk. RBC may be the exception to the rule.

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Globe and Mail: Bridging the gap between skills and culture

Jared Lindzon When Luiss Zaharia moved to Canada in 2002, she knew that she would have to work her way up the corporate ladder, but she never imagined that it would be so difficult to find a career that matched her qualifications. She certainly had the know-how, she thought, for a job in Canada’s financial [...]

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Global News: Immigrant unemployment: The more education, the bigger the gap

Anna Mehler Paperny Friday’s employment numbers may’ve been lacklustre. But the job search is far bleaker for new Canadians: Years after the recession officially ended, you’re still more likely to be out of a job if you’re an immigrant.

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Toronto Star: Pearson airport: Home away from home for thousands

For many immigrants, Toronto’s airport has become both the gateway and departure point for a new way of life in Canada. Over the second half of Kevin Veerasamy’s life, the one that started the day he arrived in Canada from Mauritius, one place has loomed larger than any other: Pearson International Airport.

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Yonge Street Media: TRIEC celebrates skilled immigrant mentors

Hamutal Dotan Immigration isn’t just a matter of navigating clearly defined legal and employment constraints: getting your paperwork in order, re-credentialling, and so on. There is also a host of soft skills—cultural conventions and communication best practices, social insight and networking capacity—that anyone needs to successfully make a transition to a new country.

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Mentoring provides a warm welcome for newcomers to Toronto

The Mentoring Partnership’s 2013 Recognition Reception celebrates the City of Toronto for mentoring over 1000 skilled immigrants TORONTO, November 25th, 2013 – Today, the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) is recognizing outstanding corporate leaders and individual volunteers at The Mentoring Partnership annual recognition reception hosted at CIBC. TRIEC is celebrating the City of Toronto, [...]

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New research by BioTalant Canada: even with a skill shortage in the industry, scientific newcomers still face high unemployment

According to the new “Talent Opportunities: Bringing Newcomers to Canada’s Bio-economy” report by non-profit organization BioTalant Canada, Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) possess critical skills that are currently in demand in biotech industry. Yet 44.3% of immigrant professionals with scientific background are unemployed.

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Toronto Star: GTA hospitals lack diversity at the top

Only 16 per cent of managers and 14 per cent of board members at GTA hospitals are visible minorities, report says. There is a major lack of diversity at the top levels of GTA hospitals and other health organizations, new research has found.

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