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Advocates Call Ottawa’s PR Program “A Smokescreen”

Ottawa is granting 90,000 applicants a pathway to permanent residency to reach its immigration target this year. But the program does nothing for the migrant workers feeding the country, says one migrant justice organization

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Middle Managers Key to Integrating Newcomers

It’s not enough for executive leadership to commit to diversity and inclusion as values within an organization. They need to help middle managers execute this on an everyday, operational level, too

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What History Can Tell Us About Working as an Immigrant Nurse in Canada

Internationally-educated nurses go through several hoops to practice as registered nurses in Canada. This wasn’t the case in the early 1960s, specifically for nurses recruited from the Philippines.

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How the NOC Puts International Graduates in Vulnerable Positions

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) system categorizes jobs based on skill level and occupation. But requiring specific NOC jobs for work permits and permanent residency is making it difficult for new graduates and their partners to stay.

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How One Trucking Company is Helping Ease the Immigration Experience for New Drivers

Immigrating to a new country can be very stressful. Here’s how one transportation company, Sutco, is helping its workers with their immigrant experience.

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Riyaz discusses his journey from new immigrant to real estate

From Walmart to Real Estate, and the Value of Community

What happens when Skilled Immigration requirements funnel the best of foreign individuals into Canada, only for their international qualifications to be discounted once they arrive? What does it take for internationally accomplished immigrants to achieve the same or greater levels of professional, economic, and personal success after moving to Canada? We speak to a marketing professional who went from working minimum wage to selling houses. This is part of a larger series profiling newcomers across Canada whose lives have been touched by Canada’s immigration policies.

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Student immigrant finds difficulty searching for a job without Canadian experience

“Canadian Experience”: An unspoken preference

Every year, Canada sets an annual immigration target in the hundreds of thousands to fill labour shortages and to boost the economy (this year, they plan to welcome 401,000 new permanent residents). Yet internationally accomplished individuals often discover that their overseas experiences and qualifications count for less after arriving in Canada. Here, we explore the unspoken preference for Canadian experience, through the lens of a professional in the tech industry. This is part of a larger series profiling newcomers across Canada whose lives have been touched by Canada’s immigration policies.

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caregiver Hessed Torres and her daughter. Hessed Torres is also a migrants and womens advocate

The Legacy of Canada’s Caregiver Policies: Part II

The legacy of the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) is rife with complaints of abuse and exploitation, despite successive revisions to the original guidelines. This piece focuses on the changes in caregiver policies over the years—and the practices that continue to persist. This is part of a larger series profiling newcomers across Canada whose lives have been touched by Canada’s immigration policies.

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The Legacy of Canada’s Caregiver Policies: Part I

The legacy of the Live-in Caregiver Program is rife with complaints of abuse and exploitation, despite successive revisions to the original guidelines. This is one of two articles that takes a look at Canada’s policies around hiring foreign caregivers, and its impact on the individuals who come here to work. These are part of a larger series profiling newcomers across Canada whose lives have been touched by Canada’s immigration policies.

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