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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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.
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.
Drew Gough Godfrida Bamnjo comes from a family of nurses. Three of her sisters are nurses, another is a midwife and her father was a veterinary nurse. She grew up surrounded by the language and the spirit of caregiving, studied nursing (in both English and French) and has worked as a midwife.
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 [...]
Carol Goar Ontario’s human rights commissioner knocks down the ‘Canadian experience’ barrier that employers use to keep immigrants out of the workforce.
It’s becoming less common for job listings to specify Canadian experience, but the attitude is still pervasive in Canadian companies, but is it discriminatory?
One of the most persistent and frustrating barriers to employment for newcomers to Canada is the so-called Canadian experience requirement. Helen spoke to Ratna Omidvar President of Maytree. Listen to audio. Source: CBC/Metro Morning