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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

HEADLINENewcomers receive relief in their struggle to find work
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Toronto Star
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Nov 16, 2019
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One of the dominant stories about newcomers to Canada a decade or so ago was the professional — a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer — driving a cab or delivering pizza or working behind the counter at Tim Hortons. This only partly mythical figure has faded in recent years, but the issue of credentials and certification hasn't gone away. >> Credentials

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Edmonton Journal
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Jun 19, 2019
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Engineers, architects, nurses and dentists educated abroad are among the targets for a new government office that would work with professional licensing bodies to simplify and accelerate foreign credential recognition. >> Credentials

HEADLINEWindmill Microlending helps newcomers get Canadian credentials
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Mississauga dot com
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Jun 13, 2019
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Windmill Microlending helps newcomers return to their careers in Canada with small, low-interest loans or zero-interest loans for refugees, which help pay for reaccreditation costs. >> Loans

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CERIC
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May 30, 2019
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Many refugees who arrive in Canada are highly skilled, but have little access to evidence to prove their academic achievements. >> Credentials

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Student Immigration News
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Dec 04, 2018
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A Canadian non-profit tested whether its researchers could accurately re-create transcripts, diplomas and degrees destroyed by war, earthquakes, fire and chaos. It turns out they can. >> Credentials

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Cision
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May 04, 2018
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Benefiting from the new Career Accelerator for Internationally Trained Health Professionals project, the Halton Multicultural Council will help up to 160 highly skilled newcomers with experience and education in the health care sector plan for and secure equivalent career levels, overcome barriers, and gain Canadian professional work experience in order to reach their full labour market potential. >> Health care

HEADLINEEngineer fled war and racism to find community in Canada (CBC, April 21/18.)
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CBC
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Apr 21, 2018
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A refugee newcomer to Calgary, who was a university professor in Burundi, was able to quickly complete a qualification exam and despite limited English experience, was able to register with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta. He went on to complete a master's in civil engineering to legitimize his credentials and restarted a company he founded in Burundi: Technosol Engineering. >> Engineering; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEUnable to find work, many Syrian refugees reluctantly turn to social assistance (CBC, Nov. 13/17)
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CBC
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Nov 13, 2017
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The problem for many refugees who haven't found work is a lack of English-language skills. Another is having Syrian work or educational credentials that aren't recognized in Canada.

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Roofing Contractors Association of British Columbia
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Feb 23, 2017
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Fourteen refugees who recently arrived in Victoria gained the training, tools, and credentials in Construction Safety and Metal Roofing that they needed for jobs as Architectural Sheet Metal Apprentices at Parker Johnston, one of BC's largest roofing contractors. >> Construction