Media Stories

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MEDIA
DATE
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HEADLINENewcomers receive relief in their struggle to find work
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
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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Globe and Mail
DATE
Jul 29, 2019
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Confusion about proper training means some barbers unsure if they're working under the law. >> Hairstyling

HEADLINEToronto upping requirements for Uber and Lyft drivers
MEDIA
Daily Hive
DATE
Jul 19, 2019
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The City of Toronto is taking steps they say will keep residents and visitors safe when using vehicles-for-hire in the city. City council adopted a number of amendments to the Vehicles-for-Hire By-law that will improve the safety and accessibility of taxicabs, limousines, and private transportation companies (PTCs) such as Uber and Lyft. >> Driving-taxi and rideshare

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MEDIA
Windmill Microlending
DATE
Jun 20, 2019
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The story of Ebrahim, a Syrian lawyer who arrived in Canada as a refugee. Now a student at Osgoode Law School, Ebrahim will soon be working as an authorized law practitioner. >> Law

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MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Jun 07, 2019
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With a law degree from Syria and four years of legal practice under her belt, Talar Chitjian hit a wall when she tried to restart her career in Canada. >> Law

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MEDIA
New York Times
DATE
Apr 02, 2019
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Religious minorities in Quebec are reeling after the right-leaning government of Franà§ois Legault proposed the law last week. It would prohibit not just teachers, but other public sector workers in positions of authority, including lawyers and police officers, from wearing religious symbols while working. >> Women

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MEDIA
Vancouver Sun
DATE
Sep 27, 2018
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A B.C. group representing Canadians who've graduated from medical schools outside Canada and the U.S. has filed a lawsuit challenging the obstacles these doctors face in competing for the limited number of residency positions in B.C. hospitals. >> Health care

HEADLINECase challenging road test wait-time for refugees goes before human rights tribunal today (CBC, Aug. 24/18)
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Aug 24, 2018
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Syrian refugee Shyesh Al-Turki, a former truck driver, is challenging the Ontario government on a policy his lawyer says is discriminatory against refugees. In order to bypass the wait time in between licences, drivers must provide documents from their home country — a nearly impossible task for refugees. >> Driving-local delivery; Driving-long and short haul; Driving-taxi and rideshare

HEADLINEGovernment urged to fast-track licensing for experienced refugee drivers
MEDIA
Advocate Daily
DATE
Dec 14, 2017
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Lawyers call on Ontario's Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to revise policy and allow skilled drivers from war-torn countries to fast track through licensing process. >> Driving-local delivery; Driving-long and short haul; Driving-taxi and rideshare

Programs & Events

Sectors:
Accounting and finance, Banking & finance
Type:
Information session, Job fair/Hiring event
Organizers:
ACCES Employment
Location(s):
GTA-Central, Toronto-central
Start Date:
February 3, 2020
Minimum CLB:
6