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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Study Examines Ways to Get Skilled Immigrants out of ‘Survival Jobs’

Lack of Canadian work experience and recognition of foreign credentials are the main reasons why skilled immigrants continue to be chronically under employed, a new study by the Panel on Employment Challenges of New Canadians…

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Federal Government Earmarks Money for Newcomer Needs

New Canadians were not left out of Canada’s 2015 budget released by the Federal government in late April. The government’s focus on newcomers centres on three primary objectives: remove financial barriers to international education accreditation, reduce…

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While Newfoundland Struggles to Attract and Retain Newcomers, PEI Shines

The face of Canada’s immigration system has been changing drastically. With the federal government scaling back on settlement service funding in parts of central Canada, the situation is even bleaker in the Atlantic region, where…

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PULSE: Africa – What You Didn’t Read in the Mainstream

From the fight against radicalization and professional roadblocks to the question of whether a Black police chief would have any impact in Toronto, here are some recent headlines in the African-Canadian diaspora media. Radicals Have…

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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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