Media Stories

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MEDIA
DATE
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HEADLINE
MEDIA
Globe & Mail
DATE
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

HEADLINEThe quiet guardian of a Toronto tower
MEDIA
The Toronto Oberserver
DATE
Jun 11, 2019
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Condo security guard keeps watchful eye at 4 a.m. as the city sleeps. He is one of more than 27,000 people working as security guards or in related security service occupations in the Toronto region as of May 2019, according to Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). >> Security

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MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Jan 17, 2019
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Alain Arakaza arrived in Canada in 2009 as a refugee. Now, he's about to become a Toronto police officer. >> Security

HEADLINEThe Immigrants Fueling the Gig Economy
MEDIA
The Atlantic
DATE
Jun 20, 2018
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A U.S perspective: The short-term promise of easy cash can trap individuals in bad long-term conditions. When a 30-year-old Somali refugee, first arrived in the U.S. he found work as a shelf stocker in retail and then as a security guard. His main goal, though, was education. He began taking classes, but it became increasingly hard to align his class schedule with his work schedule. He started driving for Uber and now balances a 34-hour work week for Uber with a full load of classes. >> Driving-taxi and rideshare

HEADLINESt. James Town program helps immigrant medical workers find meaningful jobs in GTA
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Jun 14, 2018
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After he noticed how many doctors, dentists and other medical professionals were working as security guards and store clerks, a community worker helped create the International Educated Professionals Program. The program helps immigrants repackage their squandered skills for meaningful employment in health care. >> Health care

HEADLINEAn immigrant security guard’s triumphant homecoming (Nov 21/16, Toronto Star)
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Nov 21, 2016
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Mayank Bhatt returned to the warm embrace of residents of a Forest Hill condo where he once worked as a security guard. But this time he was there to do a reading from his newly published novel. >> Security

HEADLINENight shift as security officer, a survival job for many immigrants (May 29/11, Canadian Immigrant)
MEDIA
Canadian Immigrant
DATE
May 29, 2011
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It may be a cliché, but many skilled, educated newcomers are still finding themselves working as security officers, trolling shopping malls and condominiums. >> Security

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