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Agencies Ask Newcomers to Settle for Less

Many immigrants who come to Canada in the skilled workers class, find it difficult to get employment that matches their education and skill level. Seeking help from Canadian settlement agencies, many find that the agencies instead encourage them to settle for jobs they are overqualified for because of a lack of ‘Canadian experience.’

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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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Photo of a student writing in a notebook in a park. In Quebec, students from developing countries face a lot of challenges.

Is Quebec Pushing Away Its International Students?

Is Quebec a less welcoming place for international students? In the second part of this two-part series, Christopher Chanco examines the situation for those caught between a pandemic and changes to provincial immigration policies.

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Meeting Immigration Targets During a Pandemic Will Be a Challenge, Say Experts

Canada has announced an ambitious immigration target as a major part of its post-COVID-19 recovery. NCM reporter Zahra Mahdi looks into what this will look like and what experts say about the feasibility of this new plan

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Photo of the Université de Montréal logo. Students from developing countries face a lot of challenges in Quebec.

In Quebec, Pandemic Hits Students From Developing Countries Harder Than Most

In Quebec, the pandemic has reinforced systemic inequities faced by international students from the developing world. In the first part of this two-part series, Christopher Chanco explores the experiences of one student from the Republic of the Congo.

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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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