Systemic barriers keeping foreign nurses from filling shortages

Systemic barriers rooted in Canada’s immigration policy are pushing many foreign nurses to jobs outside of their profession and others to the brink of mental and physical exhaustion. NCM’s Alec Regino reports.

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Once soldiers on opposite sides, now neighbours: D.I. Lee’s new documentary

War veterans from all over the world have chosen to start new lives in Canada. Many of them fought against each other, but now they live in the same neighbourhoods—but how do they feel about each other? Director D.I. Lee uses the prism of his own experience serving in the South Korean army for his new upcoming documentary, No Longer Enemies, Not Yet Friends.

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World-renowned Farzi Café opens first North American location in Mississauga

Known for its whimsical and theatrical presentation of traditional Indian cuisine, Farzi Cafe is part of the Michelin-recognized culinary group, Massive Restaurants. It opened it’s very first North American location in Mississauga, Ontario, Oct. 22. NCM’s Baisakhi Roy got a foretaste.

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Ontario’s ‘long-overdue’ recognition of foreign credentials met with skepticism

The government is planning on finally recognizing foreign credentials of internationally-trained immigrants in Ontario. This would mean that newcomers would be able to practise their profession rather than be forced to take up unrelated, precarious employment, as has been the norm. But the move has been long overdue. So, why now?

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MULTICULTURALISM @50: Everybody benefits from overcoming discrimination

Canada has come a long way in 50 years of official multiculturalism. Around the world, it is considered a beacon of diversity. But was that always so? Is it even so now? As we begin delving into the Metropolis conference on multiculturalism, the NCM’s News Desk looks at the battles immigrants have had to fight to overcome discrimination and forge their place in Canadian society.

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MULTICULTURALISM @50: Racism plagues Canada’s institutions, with dire consequences

While many people from around the world continue flocking to Canada for the opportunities it offers, many realize that the reality is somewhat different on the ground and that opportunity is not afforded to everyone equally. The consequences, as the NCM News Desk reports, are dire.

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MULTICULTURALISM @50: “Inclusion is the opposite of assimilation”

Yes, Canada is diverse. Yes, for the most part, people are free to enjoy and practice their culture and religion. But is that all ‘inclusivity’ means? This year’s Metropolis conference dived into the meaning of that word by looking at whether immigrants have enjoyed the same access to supports and services as the rest of Canadians.

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