Media Stories

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HEADLINE‘Levelled the playing field’: Alberta regulator puts immigrant engineers on equal ground
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CBC
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Jan 21, 2020
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One in every two immigrants with an engineering degree is working in the field, compared to two-thirds of their Canadian-born counterparts with the same level of education, according to a recent Statistics Canada study. >> Engineering

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

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Talent Beyond Boundaries
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Jun 20, 2019
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A visual primer to Talent Beyond Boundaries' employment services. >> Engineering; IT (Information technology); Manufacturing

HEADLINEAuto Draft
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Fast Company
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Feb 15, 2019
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Talent Beyond Boundaries has cataloged refugees in Jordan and Lebanon based on their work experience, so companies looking to work with refugees can find the perfect candidate. >> Engineering; IT (Information technology); Manufacturing

HEADLINEAt 21, this aerospace engineering student, former refugee has created her first invention
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Globe & Mail
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Jan 03, 2019
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Three years ago, Shoushi Bakarian was sitting in Lebanon, part of a family of four Syrian refugees facing an uncertain future with hopes of making a new start in Canada >> Engineering; Entrepreneurship; Women

HEADLINEAuto Draft
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The Christian Science Monitor
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Nov 16, 2018
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Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB), an international NGO, has started pilots in Canada and Australia to match a small number of refugees based in Lebanon and Jordan, applying to immigrate as skilled immigrants, with employment opportunities abroad. >> Engineering; IT (Information technology); Manufacturing

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CBC Radio
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Oct 24, 2018
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Kitchener-Waterloo company, Bonfire, is among a handful of Canadian companies in the process of hiring skilled refugees currently living abroad, in association with U.S.-based Talent Beyond Boundaries. Kris Braun, director of engineering at Bonfire, was able to interview Mohammed Hakmi and offer him a job at Bonfire. >> IT (Information technology)

HEADLINEFrom a refugee fleeing persecution in Iran to an award-winning BCIT Civil Engineering student (BCIT News, June 22/18.)
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BCIT News
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Jun 22, 2018
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A refugee newcomer in British Columbia, originally from Iran, is now a second-year BCIT Civil Engineering student, thanks to a scholarship that he was awarded from the school. >> Engineering

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CBC
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Jun 19, 2018
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Eman Hammad has traveled a long road to receive her doctorate in electrical engineering at the University of Toronto, a journey that began in a refugee camp in Jordan. >> Engineering

HEADLINEMade-in-Quebec skills test helps foreign engineers prove their worth in new job market (CBC, May 5/18)
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CBC
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May 05, 2018
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A newcomer from Algeria has worked as an engineer all over the world, but after landing in Quebec in 2016, the only job he could find was at a call centre — until he took a skills test and landed a job in the Beauce as a project manager and cost estimator. >> Engineering