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How to fix the foreign worker program

By Carol Goar Opinion/Commentary The floodgate broke in a flash. All the doubts, suspicions and fears Canadians had been holding back for seven years came spilling out on April 6 when CBC News reported that the Royal Bank of Canada was replacing 45 of its long-time employees with foreign temporary workers. As more facts filtered out, it became […]

Newcomers with science background face high unemployment: report

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  BioTalent Canada recently released a new Labour Market Information (LMI) report focusing specifically on Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs). The report indicates IEPs possess critical skills that are currently in demand in biotech, yet 44.3% are unemployed. 51.8% of employers say hiring IEPs improves innovation. This new report “Talent Opportunities: Bringing Newcomers to Canada’s Bio-economy” identifies challenges faced by IEPs […]

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Seven steps to getting a job in Canada

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Many people come to Canada to create a better life for themselves and their families. However, there can often be obstacles in the way such as finding a new job. Although immigrants may be highly qualified in their own country, their credentials may not be recognized in Canada; the fact that they do not have […]

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What are big oil and gas companies looking for?

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James Edwards, TransCanada Corp.’s manager of corporate talent strategy By Baisakhi Roy Named one of Canada’s Best Employers for New Canadians in 2013, energy infrastructure company TransCanada Corp. has hired more than 400 people in Canada this year. Focusing on natural gas and oil pipelines, as well as power generation, the Calgary-based company is looking […]

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Seven steps to a job

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Many people come to Canada to create a better life for themselves and their families. However, there can often be obstacles in the way such as finding a new job. Although immigrants may be highly qualified in their own country, their credentials may not be recognized in Canada; the fact that they do not have […]

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Program for foreign health care professionals in Yukon

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A pilot fund will provide $70,000 over the next three years to help internationally educated health professionals integrate into Yukon’s health care system. “The Internationally Educated Health Professional Pilot Fund is available to support health professionals who studied outside Canada by helping them with the costs of getting their international qualifications recognized and integrating into […]

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Becoming a Social Worker

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Aspiring to be a Social worker generally involves contacting the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and ask for specific requirements needed for becoming a registered or licensed social worker in Ontario. Requirements could change from        year to year. It would mean attending a university social work program in Canada and completing […]

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Toronto immigrant networks connect newcomers with jobs and community help

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Lara Zaylah arrived in Toronto last March with her husband and their 2-year-old son, with no family or friends in the city. Five months later, the Lebanese auditor got her first job in Canada, as a senior internal auditor for an insurance company, thanks to networking. Although her fluency in English and work experience with […]

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