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.View More “Canadian Experience”: An unspoken preference
In 1916, women across the nation rejoiced as Manitoba became the first province to grant women the right to vote. Looking back, it’s almost ludicrous to think that gender could determine one’s status within society.…View More Ethnic Women are Full Participants in Canada
A new feature documentary might have you thinking twice when buying tomatoes and greenhouse products next time you visit the grocery store. “Migrant Dreams” explores how migrant women agricultural workers struggle within Canada’s Temporary Foreign…View More Documentary Explores Plight of Migrant Workers
You’ve probably seen some variation of the popular T-shirts that set out “Rules For Dating My Daughter.” They usually contain a number of threats towards anyone looking to court someone’s children, but ultimately the key…View More Their Bodies, Their Rules: Sex Ed in Ontario
A huge wave, represented by about 50 high-profile Canadians, rocked Mayor John Tory’s proverbial boat this week. The “wave” consisted of a former chief justice of Ontario, three former mayors (one of whom is a…View More End Carding: Time for Police Chief to Get on Board
Speaking Out on Human Rights is a powerful response to the right-wing backlash against human rights commissions and tribunals. In this readable book, lawyer and McGill University lecturer Pearl Eliadis details the positive contributions these commissions…View More Why Human Rights Tribunals are Still Relevant
There has been much talk about York University’s decision to accommodate the religion-based request of a male online student to not engage in group meeting work with female students. Most of the “news” pieces I’ve…View More It’s not about sex — it’s about the law
In any discussion about multiculturalism, pluralism or interculturalism, the question of balance between integration, or “fitting in” to the mainstream, and accommodation, or the mainstream adapting to the various ethnic and faith-based communities, arises. The…View More Reasonable Accommodation: What is Reasonable?