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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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, [...]
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.
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.
Human Rights Law and “Canadian Job Experience”: free informative seminar with TRIEC and Heenan Blaikie
The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) recently released a policy to address one of the barriers that skilled immigrants face in their job search; the requirement for Canadian job experience which OHRC identified as a potential form of human rights discrimination. What does this mean for your workplace? Register today for the free November 20th [...]
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Sheryl Smolkin The Ontario Human Rights Commission is trying to make it easier for foreign-trained immigrants to get professional accreditation and find a job in their field. When Iraqi-trained engineer Hiam Al Sabery came to Canada in 2005, in eight months he sent resumes to over 250 companies and didn’t land a single interview. As [...]
Steve Rennie The latest Statistics Canada data illustrate what appears to be a growing divide between rich and poor in Canada, one that seems defined, at least in part, by divisions of age and race.
Ajit Jain It’s an all too familiar story: Binod Paudel, a science instructor at Kathmandu University, is currently working as a security guard to make ends meet in his new home, Canada.
Despite being one of the most multicultural countries in the world, Canada still presents significant obstacles to those who are not of the longstanding western European, particularly British, heritage that characterized the country for much of its history.