Door to Canada

Ratna Omidvar is the chair of the TRIEC founding board of directors. The Maytree Foundation’s Ratna Omidvar had to struggle to gain entry into Canada; once here, she realized that she had to strike a bargain with her new country to become the leader in her own...

Recent immigrants income falling behind

National PostMay 1, 2008 Meagan FitzpatrickCanwest News Service OTTAWA — Recent immigrants are losing the battle to close the earnings gap with Canadian-born workers, and women in particular are falling behind, according to the latest release of 2006 census data...

Steve Hart: Kiwi experience:

Unemployment New Zealand HeraldApril 26, 2008 Steve Hart Justin Treagus knows all too well the issues migrants face when moving to New Zealand for a new life. He spent months out of work due to his lack of “Kiwi experience” when he first arrived. He says...

Jobs for workers of the world

Financial TimesMarch 3, 2008Bernard Simon Stefan Atton would have been happy just to get a job as a truck driver when he sat down for an interview at Toronto’s Steam Whistle Brewery in 2002. By the time the interview was over and his references checked, he had...

Immigrants take varied paths toward new careers in Canada

Saskatoon Star PhoenixMarch 1, 2008 Iris Winstonfor Canwest News Service “I was very lucky,” says Valencia, a software architect, who came to Canada from Mexico in 2001 on an exchange program with the Universite de Quebec in Montreal. Jorge Valencia has...