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Toronto Star: Federal budget 2012: Skilled immigrants urge investments into talents already in Canada
Every evening after dinner, Naseem Ahmed Pasha would don his dress pants and dress shirt, and say goodbye to his three boys, telling them he was leaving for work in hospital.
By the time Pasha, a family doctor from India, got to his worksite, he would change into his uniform, the uniform of a security guard, for his 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift at a Toronto condominium – for $8.50 an hour….
OTTAWA – Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced plans to hire an outside company to assess the educational credentials of newcomers before they arrive in Canada in a bid to keep foreign physicians from having to drive cabs when they arrive. …
Mary Teresa Bitti
According to Statistics Canada, only 24% of foreign-trained professionals working in regulated occupations find employment in their field-despite having higher education levels than their Canadian-born counterparts and foreign work experience to back up their degrees. In fact, a lack of Canadian experience and a lack of recognition of foreign credentials is a common barrier to fully participating in the Canadian economy for the majority of foreign-trained professionals choosing to make Canada home….
Last week, Immigration and Citizenship Minister Jason Kenney laid out a plan to help Canada find the right immigrants for the right jobs. These changes have the potential to accelerate the rate at which new immigrants can get on their feet and the rate at which Canada can benefit from their contributions….