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CBC
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Apr 02, 2020
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As restaurants, bars and other businesses shut their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic, laying off tens of thousands of people, there are other industries in the city looking to hire workers — and they're not just retail and cashier jobs. >> COVID-19-related; Accounting and finance; IT (Information technology); Retail

HEADLINEToronto is facing a shortage of skilled workers. A North Carolina experiment may be the solution to bridging the talent gap
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Toronto Star
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Feb 03, 2020
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When immigrants arrive in Canada, there’s a reluctance — and sometimes outright refusal — to recognize their professional credentials and experience. Going back to school to get that degree from scratch is out of reach for many, in terms of both time and money. Jan De Silva, president and CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade suggested solution? A six-month set of refresher courses, followed by a co-op placement. >> Construction; Health care; IT (Information technology); Retail

HEADLINESeeing things differently
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CBC News
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Jan 13, 2020
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Growing up blind, a refugee newcomer from Iraq was told he would never amount to much. That changed after he received a tool that helped him unlock his capabilities — a phone. He escaped war, crossed three continents and became an Apple employee — all without the use of his eyes. >> IT (Information technology); Disability

HEADLINEWhy immigrant women are struggling to get work in Vancouver’s tech hub
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CBC
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Dec 31, 2019
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Women who are new immigrants in B.C. have an especially difficult time finding jobs in the tech sector, according to a Vancouver-based diversity and inclusion expert. 'Often, immigrant women who come in don't have the self-confidence or even the mindset to approach people that they don't know at all and form that first connection,' says co-founder of Immigrant and International Women in Science. >> IT (Information technology); Women

HEADLINEA Kid In A Refugee Camp Thought Video Games Fell From Heaven. Now He Makes Them.
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NPR
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Dec 11, 2019
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A refugee newcomer from South Sudan, now living in Washington, DC, is garnering international recognition from Facebook and the global gaming community for an innovative video game that brings players into the life of a refugee. >> IT (Information technology); Entrepreneurship

HEADLINE5 HIGH-PAYING ENTRY-LEVEL JOBS
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VPI Working Solutions
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Jul 22, 2019
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Everyone has to start somewhere. But just because you're starting at the beginning doesn't mean you have to start at the bottom–at least in terms of pay. Entry-level jobs are the initial role that you take in a particular industry that will hopefully be the first of many in your career. And some entry-level jobs pay better than others. >> Accounting and finance; Health care; IT (Information technology); Sales and marketing

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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

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YouTube
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Jun 14, 2019
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NPowerCanada graduate Glory Ogor's describes her journey and how it led her to her current role at CIBC. >> IT (Information technology)

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New Canadians.tv
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May 09, 2019
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Meet Pablo Listingart, an immigrant from Argentina who is helping other technical professionals find jobs in the tech industry, by training them to be software developers at no charge. >> IT (Information technology)

HEADLINEAuto Draft
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Toronto Star
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May 09, 2019
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Seven teams of Syrian refugee entrepreneurs were given a chance to pitch their proposals to investors through a joint pilot program by Toronto-based Refugee Career Jumpstart Project and Angel Investors Ontario, which aims to help them turn their dreams into reality. >> IT (Information technology); Restaurant; Entrepreneurship