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HEADLINEForeign workers in these 10 occupations can now be hired faster
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CIC News
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Apr 08, 2020
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Employers hiring foreign workers in 10 agriculture, food processing, and trucking occupations can now skip past a time-consuming step in the work permit process. Canada is now waiving the advertising requirement for the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in certain high priority occupations. >> Driving-long and short haul; Farming; Food processing and production.

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Globe & Mail
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Mar 27, 2020
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As hundreds of thousands of Canadians join the ranks of the unemployed amid the continuing COVID-19 epidemic, some companies are seeing increased demand – and hiring accordingly... Among those hiring are Walmart Canada, Amazon and Dollarama, along with some grocery and drug store chains, medical supply makers, some cleaning and security services and IT firms that enable remote work. >> COVID-19-related; Food processing and production; security; retail

HEADLINENew citizen Tareq Hadhad has ambitious plans for his Peace by Chocolate
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The Chronicle Herald
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Dec 04, 2019
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The Syrian refugee newcomer who founded Peace By Chocolate has great ambitions for the company. With their products already across Canada he wants to enter the American market. He wants to become one of this country's biggest chocolate companies in five years. >> Food processing and production; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEFrom Syrian refugee to St. Catharines entrepreneur
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Niagara This Week.com
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Dec 04, 2019
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A Syrian couple who came to Victoria, B.C., as refugees in 2016 have, with the help of new Canadian friends, opened a new business supplying a local grocery store with Syrian food. >> Food processing and production; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINESyrian butcher delivers the taste of success in his Halifax shop
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The Chronicle Herald
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Jul 15, 2019
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For some people, the more challenging circumstances they face, the more success they achieve. >> Food preparation and service; Food processing and production; Retail; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINENo work experience? No problem: Small-town bakery teaches people with employment barriers
HEADLINECandy business brings traditional Syrian taste to southwestern Ontario
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CBC News
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Jul 10, 2019
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It's a gummy candy most commonly known as 'shutti mutti' with a soft, squishy texture and a sweet and sour taste familiar to many Syrians. >> Food processing and production; Entrepreneurship

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CTV
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May 22, 2019
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It hasn't been easy, and Syrian newcomers are forced to overcome serious language and employment barriers, but early fears about how thousands of new families would cope were misplaced. >> Food processing and production; Restaurant; Retail; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEWhy A Classic Levantine Dish Is Sailing From Canada To Syrian Refugee Camps
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NPR
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Apr 27, 2019
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Newcomer Kitchen in Toronto is bringing meals to displaced Syrian families in camps across the Middle East. >> Food processing and production

HEADLINENew market builds new life for Syrian family of refugees in Victoria
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Victoria Times Colonist
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Mar 31, 2019
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A Syrian refugee family who arrived in 2016, opened Damascus Food Market in Victoria, BC in March, 2019. >> Food preparation and service; Food processing and production; Retail; Entrepreneurship