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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Research Watch: New Ryerson – Maytree Alliance will Seek to Reinforce Business Case for Diversity

When it comes to research pertaining to immigration and new Canadians, things are definitely picking up quickly this fall. In the second installment of Research Watch we take a look at some important research coming…

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Pulse: Latin America (July – Aug. 2014)

The following is a compilation of the most important news stories reported by Latin American media in Canada, during July and August. A columnist for La Portada believes Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker program is going…

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Our Homegrown Pigmentocracy

A couple of years ago, I was interviewed by student Nayani Thiyagarajah at Ryerson University for a video documentary entitled Shadeism. I spoke about shadeism in a Caribbean context, and used the term “pigmentocracy”.   The…

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