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HEADLINEIndustrial company in Sudbury hires foreign workers to fill longstanding need
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CBC
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Jan 03, 2020
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An industrial company in Sudbury was desperate to fill positions until it hired 6 welders from Mexico. >> Construction; Welding; Manufacturing

HEADLINEProgram arms women with credentials in fight against poverty
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Toronto Star
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Nov 16, 2019
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A newcomer woman from Peru, now living in Toronto, is finding success after going through YWCA's Commercial-Residential Painter Decorator Pre-Apprenticeship program, part of its larger Women in Trades program. >> Construction; Women

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CTV
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Oct 10, 2019
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A Canadian immigrant is breaking gender stereotypes on construction sites as she helps rebuild Quebec's largest interchange. The 35-year-old arrived from China in 2007, 'with two suitcases' and a diploma in computer sciences. >> Construction; Women

HEADLINEAuto Draft
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Toronto Star
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Jul 26, 2019
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Ottawa has unveiled a new program that will offer both an immigration pathway for undocumented construction workers in Greater Toronto an help to address a labour shortage in the city. >> Construction

HEADLINEIraqi newcomer building bridges, fixing roads of Cape Breton
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The Chronicle Herald
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Jul 25, 2019
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When he immigrated to Halifax a couple of years ago, the Iraqi engineer stayed in an Airbnb because he knew nobody. Now, he is building bridges and maintaining the roads of Cape Breton. >> Construction; Engineering

HEADLINEHere’s where Canadians are finding well-paying jobs in the trades
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CBC News
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Jul 12, 2019
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Canada needs more than 167,000 new apprentices in the next 5 years. >> Construction

HEADLINEAuto Draft
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Cision
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Jun 05, 2019
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Seeba is a social enterprise painting company in Toronto that delivers high-quality painting services to homes and workspaces through experienced management and trained staff, offering affordable and competitive prices. >> Construction; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINETrucking welcomed into Ontario immigration nominee program (Truck News, Apr 12/19)
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Truck News
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Apr 12, 2019
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The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is applauding the provincial government for welcoming the trucking industry into the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program, through the in-demand skills stream. The change gives Ontario trucking companies the same access to foreign labor sources currently provided to the agriculture and construction industries. >> Driving-long and short haul

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CBC News
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Mar 13, 2019
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Contractors in Ontario may be in for a busier year in 2019, but many are facing a shortage of skilled workers, which many say has affected how they do business. >> Construction

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CBC News
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Mar 13, 2019
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A skilled labour shortage in Ontario in the past three years has slowed the growth of construction companies, prompting some to turn down work and others to decline to bid on projects, according to a survey of contractors at non-residential sites. >> Construction