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.
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Education and work experience are among the valuable assets new immigrants bring to Canada. Almost one in five newcomers are skilled-worker principal applicants selected for their labour market attributes. While the majority of immigrants are not directly selected through the points system, many also possess skills that are potentially valuable to Canadian society and its [...]
The cab driver who was an engineer in his home country, the gas station attendant who used to teach physics, the cashier who trained as a pediatrician. Time and again, new immigrants find themselves in jobs for which their level of education outstrips the requirements, meaning a major loss for the economy.
Huffington Post: Canada Immigration: Foreign Skilled Workers Struggle To Find Jobs In Their Professions
Angelina Chapin When Yin moved to Canada in 1999 from Gutian county, in the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian, he was full of hope. He had almost 10 years of experience as a mechanical engineer and a bachelor’s degree from one of the most prestigious schools in China. He had a master’s degree from a [...]
Nicholas Keung Ontario needs to attract at least 135,000 newcomers a year, raise the ratio of skilled workers and take charge of immigrant selection to keep its economic engine running beyond 2014, says a government-appointed panel.
Nirmala Menon Immigrants in Canada are underemployed and paid less than Canadian-born workers, a phenomenon that’s costing the economy over 20 billion Canadian dollars in forgone earnings, and is probably a significant factor in Canada’s productivity gap with the U.S., according to a report from CIBC World Markets.
Benjamin Tal Textbook economics suggests immigration should lift productivity. After all, new immigrants open up trade opportunities; they diversify the engines of economic growth; they offer new and different perspectives on business; and they inherently take risks in hope of greater gains — a key ingredient of innovation.
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 [...]
Gwyn Morgan Given the shortage of skilled workers, and the pending retirement of thousands more across the country, Canadian businesses and governments should view every person as potential contributor to the work force. With that in mind, improving immigrant integration services should be a high priority. Many immigrants gain entry to Canada on the basis [...]
Jered Stuffco Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says Canadian businesses should be doing more to seek out and recruit foreign workers who can use their skills in vocations suffering from labour shortages in this country.