Immigrants tapped to help out newcomers

Centre uses volunteers to counsel professionals who cannot find work after arriving in Canada Toronto StarAugust 12, 2009 Lesley Ciarula Taylor She left a high-powered job coordinating the government’s anti-drug campaigns in Colombia, but Raquel Ferrer figures...

Don't let economic crisis disrupt immigration: OECD

Canwest News Service/Financial PostJune 30, 2009 Peter O’Neil, Europe Correspondent PARIS – Western countries were urged Tuesday to keep their ports of entry open to newcomers despite an economic crisis that has disproportionately hurt migrants and has, in...

Getting our immigration system back in balance

Toronto StarAugust 7, 2009Carol Goar Two years from now, Canada will reach a historic turning point. There won’t be enough new workers joining the labour force to replace those who are retiring. Employers will have to hire immigrants to succeed. Ottawa has known...

Time to rethink guest worker program

August 5, 2009 Toronto Star   Carol GoarWhen Canada decided to allow employers facing acute labour shortages to hire temporary foreign workers, seven years ago, no one foresaw where it would lead. Few imagined that a small experimental program could shake the...

Are you employable? Ryerson’s PLACED program

Canadian Immigrant July 28, 2009 Gloria Elayadathusseril The G. Raymond Change School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University is offering one more program to facilitate new immigrants. It recently launched an online workshop called PLACED, or Prior Learning and...

Underworked, unemployed and under the weather

Study finds newcomers particularly vulnerable to stress and illness associated with joblessness Toronto StarAugust 04, 2009 Nicholas Keung International human resources manager Denny George had never been unemployed until after he immigrated to Canada in late 2005....