Student immigrant finds difficulty searching for a job without Canadian experience

“Canadian Experience”: An unspoken preference

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.

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End Carding: Time for Police Chief to Get on Board

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…

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Why Human Rights Tribunals are Still Relevant

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…

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Reasonable Accommodation: What is Reasonable?

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…

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