Jaclyn Tersigni Program helps immigrants adjust to culture and find relevant employment. Ana Gabriela Garcia Murillo was a trilingual, cultured, well-educated woman when she came to Canada seeking better opportunities. The then-29-year-old Mexico City native had studied in France, lived in India, and had just left a job in her hometown as category manager with [...]
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Alan Broadbent and Ratna Omidvar The Ontario government has decided to prod companies and organizations into increasing the presence of women on boards and in senior management positions through a “comply or explain” approach. Rather than set hard quotas, the government has opted to let companies improve their performance – but if they fail, they [...]
In the world of human resources, diversity is a commonly used word. You probably can’t name an HR conference of the recent past that didn’t have at least one session devoted to diversity in the workplace.
Rebecca Walberg It’s a truism that Canada is a nation of immigrants, but in the years ahead, demographics — an aging population and low birthrate — and changing employment patterns, with increased demand for specific skills, indicate the role of immigrants in the Canadian economy will only grow.
Graham Lanktree Immigrants with skilled professions who came to Canada used to make due finding a job in their field on their own, but Ontario is making it easier with a new $57 million investment in programs to help them out.
Skills in an official language (English or French) significantly affect the economic integration of Canada’s immigrants, including their employment levels and incomes. Official-language skills also have an impact on how well immigrants integrate socially in their workplaces and communities. In this study from the Institute for Research on Public Policy, Tracey Derwing and Erin Waugh [...]
Immigrants need help learning not just Canada’s two official languages, but also the “secret rules” of Canadian life in order to fit into their new home, according to the authors of a report released Thursday. The ability to speak and read English or French is viewed as key to the economic success of newcomers, and [...]
Tobi Cohen 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.
Nearly three-quarters of Toronto-area employers believe they have successful programs to integrate foreign-trained professionals into their workplaces, but only 49 per cent of immigrants say the places they have worked have policies that welcome new Canadians, a new study says. “While employers recognize the value of hiring new Canadians in our global economy, we’re finding [...]
Danielle Wong A quarter of Hamilton’s current residents are born outside the country and Statistics Canada anticipates that figure will jump 3 per cent by 2031. Here are 10 typical assumptions about newcomers and stories of immigrants who have defied them.