Canadian experience

Agencies Ask Newcomers to Settle for Less

Many immigrants who come to Canada in the skilled workers class, find it difficult to get employment that matches their education and skill level. Seeking help from Canadian settlement agencies, many find that the agencies instead encourage them to settle for jobs they are overqualified for because of a lack of ‘Canadian experience.’

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COVID Layoffs Leave Thousands of Hotel Workers in the Cold

Over 90 per cent of Canadian hospitality workers have been laid off since the pandemic. Those who are bearing the brunt of the economic fallout are the staff at the grassroots level, most of whom are recent immigrants. As the lockdown stretches, what does the future hold for them and the industry that once fed billions of dollars to the economy?

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Growing Demand for Community-based Support Services Creates Jobs

While the pandemic has created a focus on long-term care homes and senior’s residences, an often overlooked opportunity for job seekers is working as a personal support worker (PSW) or a development services worker (DSW), write Roxanna Spruyt of DeafBlind Ontario Services, Brian Dunne of PHSS and Ron Coristine of Community Living Chatham-Kent.

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“Employability” is Key to Canada’s Foreign Student Recruitment Drive

Canada should look beyond easy student visas, granting work permits and a path to citizenship if it wants to stay ahead of the game, says an expert on international graduates’ career outcomes in Asia.

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How Introverted Immigrants Navigate the Canadian Job Market

Canadian immigration experts believe that online networking is not enough to clinch a job. One has to step out to meet people and build connections. But how do you navigate the job market if language challenges or behavioural traits make it hard to network in person?

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Job Market for Immigrants Consists of Minimum Wage and Moonlighting

For the last several months, much of the political discussion in the United States has revolved around President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Meanwhile, here in Canada, an invisible wall…

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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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