Bridging Programs Speed Up Entry to Job Market

Bridging programs are giving newcomers an opportunity to gain new skills and integrate more easily into the Canadian job market.  Kamo Mailyan studied public administration, worked in hospitality and promoted civic participation in his native…

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Hepatitis B Education Crucial for Newcomers

Immigrants from Asia are three to 12 times more likely to get hepatitis B than their Canadian-born counterparts, says a new public education campaign launched by S.U.C.C.E.S.S., an immigrant-serving organization in British Columbia. Dr. Eric Yoshida,…

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Health-care Options for the Uninsured

As a signatory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Canada acknowledges the right to adequate health care for all. However, uninsured individuals living in Canada still face barriers that limit their access to appropriate…

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Foreign Trained Engineers, Doctors to Enter Canadian Job Market Faster

Engineers Canada and the Medical Council of Canada are developing new programs with funding from the federal government that will help internationally trained engineers and doctors get their qualifications recognized. Employment Minister Pierre Poilievre announced…

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