Bridging Program Gives Hope to Foreign Trained Medical Professionals

Like many immigrants, Sadia Sohail was looking forward to starting a new life in Canada when she moved here with her young family in 2000. “Pakistan was a troubled country. I didn’t want to raise my…

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Daniel Munro

Immigrants With PhDs: Difficult Transitions, Marginal Advantages

In general, holding a PhD in Canada is associated with good employment outcomes. But while aggregate outcomes are good, immigrants with PhDs do not fare nearly as well as non-immigrants. In many cases, immigrants with…

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“Employers Likely to Always Have Limited Role in Immigrant Selection”

Canada’s most seasoned academic on immigration, Prof. Jeffrey Reitz, suggests that the decision of the government to postpone and reduce reliance on employer participation in the Express Entry system that takes effect Jan. 1 is…

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Qualified but Unemployed: The Fate of B.C.’s Chinese Immigrants to Canada

Despite the latest changes in Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) selection criteria, some Chinese immigrants choose to return to school and obtain a Canadian degree in the hopes of making them more attractive employees…

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