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.
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Toronto Star: Federal budget 2012: Skilled immigrants urge investments into talents already in Canada
Nicholas Keung 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 [...]
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 [...]
Dakshana Bascaramurty Statistics Canada predicts that by 2031, 63 per cent of the GTA’s population will be “visible minorities” (a Stats Can term that clearly needs some rethinking), with South Asians and Chinese leading the pack – that’s up from the 43 per cent counted in 2006. With the minority set to become the majority, [...]
A new study finds a bleak jobs picture for new Canadians, though the picture improves for those who have been in here longer The Globe and MailNovember 23, 2009 Tavia Grant Newcomers to Canada tend to see lower wages and higher rates of involuntary part-time work, temporary jobs and over-qualification, a new study suggests.