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Matt Galloway, on CBC Toronto MetroMorning, spoke with Peter Hawkins, managing director of MELLOHAWK Logistics. MELLOHAWK is nominated for the RBC Immigrant Advantage Award at the 6th Annual Immigrant Success Awards. Hawkins spoke about how immigrants, despite a lack of Canadian experience, are an advantage to the firm because of their international experience and connections.
The winners of the 6th Annual Immigrant Success Awards will be announced tomorrow, April 26….
Lisa Grace Marr
Workforce Planning Hamilton (formerly the Hamilton Training and Advisory Board) has completed a study exploring what kind of place this is to make a living as an immigrant entrepreneur.
Wise5 is the name of the year-long research project headed by Sarah Wayland in concert with similar agencies in the regions of Niagara, Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin, Windsor/Essex and Elgin Middlesex Oxford….
Tavia Grant and Richard Blackwell
There’s no shortage of people looking for work. Some 1.4 million Canadians are unemployed, the jobless rate is still above pre-recession levels and youth unemployment is nearly 14 per cent. Despite this, employers across the country say they can’t find the right workers for all kinds of available jobs….
Canada annually receives about 250,000 immigrants – many of whom have advanced degrees and skills that are in demand – but only a small fraction of them manage to land jobs at small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), which represent 64 per cent of new private-sector positions. The issue is two-fold, the report concludes: Smaller employers are often unaware of the skills immigrants bring to the table or how to reach out to them, while newcomers tend to focus their job hunts on well-known corporations….(View More)