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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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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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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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It’s Never Too Early to Stand Up Against Racism

In honour of the theme of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, NCM reporter Daniela Cohen talks to two anti-racism activists about how their struggles growing up inspired them to raise more awareness and how this has helped them in their own healing. This is the second piece in a two-part series on youth leaders from diverse communities who are taking a stand against racism.

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Addressing Racism in “Small Circles”

In honour of the theme of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, NCM reporter Daniela Cohen talks to two anti-racism activists about how their struggles growing up inspired them to raise more awareness and how this has helped them in their own healing. This is the first piece in a two-part series on youth leaders from diverse communities who are taking a stand against racism.

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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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