Gig Economy Continues to Push Immigrants into Unstable Jobs

Having temporary or multiple jobs used to be common for new immigrants who needed to gain the so-called “Canadian experience” and wait until their academic papers are credited, or study for a new career. But…

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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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Editor’s Open Letter Unsettles Chinese Media

An editor’s open letter following her firing by a Chinese-language newspaper over the Michael Chan affair has re-opened the conversation among “ethnic” journalists about professional standards and the future of the industry. In her open…

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Successful Integration for Syrian Refugees

Forty-two-year-old Hoda Yasir is considered one of the most trusted and punctual house-cleaning ladies in the west part of Mississauga. Still, the Syrian-born refugee doesn’t get much work because she has no personal transportation to…

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