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Globe and Mail
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Jul 29, 2019
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Confusion about proper training means some barbers unsure if they're working under the law. >> Hairstyling

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Global News
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Jul 07, 2019
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Police say an overnight fire at a barbershop in Halifax is being investigated as suspicious. The barbershop is owned and operated by two cousins who immigrated to Canada through a private sponsorship in 2017. >> Hairstyling; Entrepreneurship

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Global Television
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Feb 22, 2019
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A Syrian refugee family that arrived in Montreal three years ago has accomplished one of their dreams. >> Hairstyling; Entrepreneurship

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Waterloo Region Record
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Dec 02, 2018
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Syrian brothers newly out of Lebanon refugee camp open barbershop. >> Hairstyling; Entrepreneurship

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CBC.ca
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Sep 18, 2018
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From refugee to entrepreneur: Mohamad Almaidani built a loyal customer base before launching his Corner Brook barber shop. >> Hairstyling; Entrepreneurship

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Hamilton Spectator
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Jul 23, 2018
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Right now, all barbers need to get a hairdressers license (a course that costs roughly $10,000) in order to learn skills they won't use (i.e. dyeing, perming, tinting, or anything with chemicals). On the flipside, they're also not learning anything about cutting black hair. >> Hairstyling

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CBC
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Apr 08, 2018
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Ismail Aarafat arrived in Whitehorse two years ago with his parents and siblings. Now, he's working as a barber and loving the Yukon lifestyle. >> Hairstyling

HEADLINE‘I’m not trying to be a doctor. I just want to cut men’s hair’
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Toronto Star
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Mar 27, 2018
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There are too many rules that stop you from working as a hairstylist here. They test you on all these names of bacterial infections and medical terms that I have never heard of,' said a 43-year-old refugee newcomer from Iraq, who arrived with a diploma and more than 15 years of experience as a barber. >> Hairstyling

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Toronto Star
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Mar 24, 2018
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With a diploma and more than15 years of experience as a barber in Iraq, Benjamin Gbo's dream is to open his own shop in Toronto to support his family. But he can't even cut anyone's hair in a salon without a hairstylist licence in Ontario. >> Hairstyling

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CBC
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Mar 06, 2018
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After several years in refugee camps, where he was only able to work minimum-wage jobs, a Kurdish-Syrian man now has his own barber shop in Halifax. >> Hairstyling; Entrepreneurship