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Jan 15, 2020
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In 2017, Quebec experienced a wave of refugee claimants streaming across the border to apply for asylum in Canada. Many of those people are still waiting for their hearings with the Canadian government. They've been waiting so long their 2-year work permits are now expiring, and many people able and willing to find work on their own are out of a job and on public assistance.

HEADLINEOntario wants more lower-skilled immigrants, but only if they’ll work in manufacturing outside the GTA
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Toronto Star
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Jan 15, 2020
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Ontario is so desperate for industrial painters, sewing-machine operators and electronic assemblers that it wants to throw open its doors to lower-skilled foreign workers, promising them permanent residency in exchange for taking up a job in manufacturing. The catch is the newcomers have to work outside Greater Toronto. >> Manufacturing

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Kitchener Record
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Jan 15, 2020
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Artists Among Us: Arriving in Kitchener an artistic rebirth for Syrian refugee. >> Arts and entertainment

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

HEADLINECanadian refugee makes history as state delegate at UNHCR forum
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Toronto Star
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Jan 12, 2020
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A Syrian refugee newcomer who co-founded the successful non-profit organization, Jumpstart, has also become influential in the development of Canadian public policy, after just a short time in Canada.

HEADLINEHow Syrian refugees are helping shape Canadian cuisine
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CBC News
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Jan 12, 2020
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Until recently, Syrian food was hard to come by in Toronto. But that's starting to change, thanks to the recent influx of more than 40,000 Syrian refugees to Canada — including around 11,000 in Toronto, where Syrian cuisine is beginning to take root. >> Catering, Food preparation and service, Restaurant, Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEEthical fashion? These women offer a new pattern.
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Christian Science Monitor
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Jan 08, 2020
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Some critics voice concerns they never act on. When Hoda Katebi couldn’t find the kind of fashion company she wanted to do business with, she created it herself - an immigrant and refugee-run fashion production cooperative on Chicago’s North Side, called Blue Tin Production. How is her vision of a humane workplace playing out? >> Fashion. Sewing; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEEntrepreneurship group offers a boost to newcomers from China launching businesses in Canada
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Globe & Mail
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Jan 05, 2020
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Toronto-based WeWorkingWomen, a group of Chinese entrepreneurs and businesspeople fills an education gap for Chinese newcomers and has built a community of like-minded women who can reach out to each other for support. >> Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEHow Society Benefits If We Make It Easier For Refugees To Enter The Workforce
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Forbes
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Jan 03, 2020
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Having access to work is considered a human right, due in large part to its potential to allow us to flourish, experience satisfaction and fulfil our potential. As with people from all walks of life, meaningful work provides a wide range of physical and mental health benefits, while also helping to maintain the skills of the individual, and help them to integrate into their host community. Indeed, such gainful employment can help to advance the individual beyond an identity as an asylum seeker, and towards a meaningful member of the community. So how can this best be achieved?

HEADLINEFoodora couriers subject to ‘strike log,’ GPS tracking and misconduct inquiries, labour board documents claim
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Toronto Star
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Jan 03, 2020
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In a precedent-setting labour board battle over the future of the gig economy, food delivery giant Foodora is arguing its couriers are independent contractors, a category of worker that cannot unionize and is defined by freedom and flexibility on the job. >> Driving-local delivery; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEIndustrial company in Sudbury hires foreign workers to fill longstanding need
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CBC
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Jan 03, 2020
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An industrial company in Sudbury was desperate to fill positions until it hired 6 welders from Mexico. >> Construction; Welding; Manufacturing

HEADLINERefugee couple feeds the hungry at B.C.’s Jamila’s Kitchen and Grill
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Globe & Mail
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Jan 02, 2020
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An Afghani refugee couple, who own Jamila's Kitchen and Grill in Coquitlam, B.C. have placed a sign outside that reads, 'No Money, No Worries. We love to serve our community. We will provide free food for those who do not have money. Please ask inside.' >> Restaurant

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

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The Christian Science Monitor
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Dec 27, 2019
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The media often frames the effort to aid migrants around what citizens of the West are doing, but migrants themselves are also aiding their peers. This includes Syrian newcomer to Toronto, Wasim Meslmani, who began collaborating with Stephen Watt on a Facebook page before his arrival in Canada.

HEADLINEFrom Aleppo to Quebec City: Syrian refugees’ kitchen co-op makes a home in provincial capital
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CBC
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Dec 24, 2019
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Women at Aliments Ensemble cook up Syrian treats, learning French and job skills while they're at it. >> Food preparation and service; Basic skills with English; Entrepreneurship; Training with newcomer focus; Women

HEADLINE‘A healing farm:’ Produce project helps Yazidi refugees in Manitoba plant roots.
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CBC
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Dec 24, 2019
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Hundreds of Yazidi refugees harvested more than 9,000 kilograms of produce this year as part of a special farming project in Manitoba. The food was given to refugee families and leftovers were sold at farmers markets or given to food banks. >> Farming; Women

HEADLINECareer Loans: a Community Investment
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Cities of Migration
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Dec 19, 2019
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The North Bay Skilled Newcomer Career Loan program (SNCL) program provides newcomers with the financial support and flexibility to explore jobs in their sector while highlighting both the skills and talents newcomers bring with them to new communities, and the systemic barriers newcomers face to labour market integration. >> Loans

HEADLINEI went undercover as an Amazon delivery driver. Here’s what I learned about the hidden costs of free shipping.
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Toronto Star
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Dec 19, 2019
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We wanted to try to understand the true costs of free shipping and look at the ways in which Amazon's rapid delivery guarantees are changing not only customer habits, but also the nature of courier jobs and, in some ways, the city itself. >> Driving-local delivery

HEADLINEPrevious Canadian study and work experience help immigrants catch up on wages.
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Toronto Star
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Dec 16, 2019
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Not all immigrants face the same challenges in the Canadian job market, with those who had work experience in Canada prior to obtaining their permanent residence status reporting the highest earnings a year after admission to the country.

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CTV
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Dec 15, 2019
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Syrian newcomers celebrate first anniversary of restaurant they opened in Edmonton in Dec, 2018. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINESyrian refugee success story: How one family has economically integrated into society.
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CTV
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Dec 13, 2019
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Job-seeking help provided to a Syrian refugee family by the London Employment Help Centre (LEHC). >> Job search

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

HEADLINEThe Most Inspiring Immigration Stories of 2019.
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Forbes
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Dec 11, 2019
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Jim Estill, of Guelph, Ontario, is among those honoured by Forbes for the help he has given to refugee newcomers.

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CBC
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Dec 11, 2019
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A Syrian refugee who came to Winnipeg 7 years ago, now runs his own renovation company, where he employs refugees. He was honoured for his economic contributions in the city. >> Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEMaking women look and feel great
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Winnipeg Free Press
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Dec 09, 2019
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Dress For Success Winnipeg (Clothes Close until Nov, 2019) provides support, professional attire to help clients get into workforce. >> Women

HEADLINEImmigrant comedians crack up Canadians — and stereotypes
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CIC News
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Dec 05, 2019
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With the storytelling, we can connect more, we know ourselves more,' Carol Zoccoli told an audience while hosting her immigrant comedy show in Toronto called Comedy as a Second Language. 'We are here to build this culture together—right? And make fun of white people, of course.' >> Arts and entertainment

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

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

HEADLINEThey come from around the world for a better life in Canada. How are they faring in the job market? .
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Toronto Star
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Dec 04, 2019
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A survey by World Education Services of 6,402 skilled immigrants found 80 per cent of respondents were employed, most in permanent jobs, but only 39.1 per cent had positions with duties similar to what they had before immigration.

HEADLINECanadian immigrants more overeducated for jobs than U.S. counterparts: StatsCan
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iPolitics
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Dec 03, 2019
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Recent immigrants in Canada with a university degree were more likely to be over-educated for their jobs compared to immigrants in the United States, a new study from Statistics Canada has found.

HEADLINEWho Is Succeeding in the Canadian Labour Market? Predictors of Career Success for Skilled Immigrants
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WES
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Dec 01, 2019
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WES conducted a survey-based study to examine predictors of skilled immigrants’ career success. They examined the demographic characteristics of skilled immigrants as well as their experience and education, and studied how these factors affect their labour market outcomes.

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Talent Beyond Boundaries
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Dec 01, 2019
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How skills can be a passport out of displacement for refugees.

HEADLINEFrom a Stall in San Diego, a Somali Tailor Weaves a New Life
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New York Times
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Nov 30, 2019
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Ali Awow fled civil war at home and spent a year in a refugee camp in Kenya before making his way to Southern California. Now he is running a custom clothing shop. >> Retail; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINE‘We don’t hire cooks … we just hire people with goodwill’
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CBC
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Nov 28, 2019
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Refugees from Eritrea, have become valuable team members and leaders in the kitchen of Panini's Italian Cucina in Edmonton. At first glance, traditional Italian food and Eritreans might seem an odd pairing, but there is a very real connection. >> Restaurant

HEADLINECalgary-based Syrian soap company to open location at West Edmonton Mall
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CTV
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Nov 27, 2019
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The owner of a company that crafts soap using techniques perfected hundreds of years ago in Syria is expanding his business to Edmonton this week. >> Manufacturing; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINELooking for a job in Ontario? Change is coming to the services that help you
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Toronto Star
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Nov 25, 2019
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The Ontario government is overhauling its program supporting job seekers following scathing reviews from the auditor general that found Employment Ontario was “not effective” in finding workers full-time work.

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Toronto Star
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Nov 21, 2019
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Immigrants may have made progress reaching the first rung on their career ladder in Canada, but they are getting nowhere near the C-suites, a new report says.

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NPR
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Nov 20, 2019
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After spending a decade in refugee camps in Kenya, a Somali refugee and his family resettled in Lancaster City, Pennsylvania. This 10 minute audio report explores how the county’s prosperous economy makes it possible for refugees to thrive. And in return, how these thriving refugees feed back into the success of Lancaster’s economy.

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CBC
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Nov 19, 2019
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Mohammad Aljamousl, a Syrian refugee who arrived in Canada earlier this year, worked as a consultant on an Arabic version of Sesame Street aimed at refugee children. >> Arts and entertainment

HEADLINEOnTheStep steps up commitment to newcomers
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Winnipeg Free Press
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Nov 18, 2019
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OnTheStep is an app that connects residents with on-demand snow clearing services provided by members of their community who have signed up as contractors with the online platform. In its second year, the business has extended its partnership with newcomer serving organizations to include Freedom International School. >> General labour; Landscaping; Job search

HEADLINEProgram arms women with credentials in fight against poverty
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Toronto Star
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Nov 16, 2019
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A newcomer woman from Peru, now living in Toronto, is finding success after going through YWCA's Commercial-Residential Painter Decorator Pre-Apprenticeship program, part of its larger Women in Trades program. >> Construction; Women

HEADLINENewcomers receive relief in their struggle to find work
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Toronto Star
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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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Toronto Star
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Nov 10, 2019
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When four business partners — all immigrants who fled chaos in Iran in the 1980s — saw a City of Toronto notice looking for a site for a temporary refugee shelter, they immediately responded and offered a decommissioned Toronto Hydro building.

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CIC News
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Nov 08, 2019
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BDC study shows more immigrants are starting businesses in Canada. >> Entrepreneurship

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Windmill Microlending
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Nov 07, 2019
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Windmill Microlending, a microlender for newcomers to Canada, has received a $1 million investment from Hamilton Community Foundation. This investment will enable Windmill to offer 200+ loans, changing the lives of more than 200 internationally educated immigrants and refugees and their families. >> Loans

HEADLINESyrian refugee turns to food to rebuild his life in U.S
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CTV
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Nov 02, 2019
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An inspiring story about a restaurant started by a Syrian newcomer in New York City, that could just as easily have taken place in Toronto or elsewhere in Canada. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

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UNHCR
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Nov 01, 2019
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Are Refugees Good for Canada? A Look at Canadian Refugee Integration, with statistics on unemployment; income; paying taxes; skill levels; and entrepreneurship. (The answer, of course, is “Yes”!).

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CBC
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Oct 31, 2019
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Many newcomers receive multiple offers at Thursday's event at Toronto's Metro Hall. >> Job fair/Hiring event

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New York Times
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Oct 28, 2019
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“A pattern that has persisted for a century: They tend to outperform children of similarly poor native-born Americans.” The experience of newcomers to Canada and their descendants is probably similar to those in the United States. .

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CNN
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Oct 26, 2019
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I'm not this exceptional human being,' Ibrahim said. 'There are millions of refugees right now who are not being given the opportunities that I have been given. And if they were, they would do incredible things.' >> Health care; Women

HEADLINELaurier prof supports Syrian student as former refugee
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Waterloo Region Record
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Oct 25, 2019
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A Syrian refugee newcomer pursuing her Master’s degree in Kitchener gets support from a professor who was, himself, a refugee from Vietnam in the 1970s.

HEADLINEA quick Guide to the State of Truck Driving in Canada
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Smart Trucking
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Oct 24, 2019
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Truck driving in Canada: The Canadian trucking industry finds itself struggling to keep drivers The wages have not kept up to the rapid increase in the cost of living in Canada. This scenario has caused a high rate of turnover in the Canadian trucking industry, and thus a shortage of skilled, qualified truck drivers. >> Driving-long and short haul

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CBC
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Oct 23, 2019
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With the help of a small scholarship, this refugee newcomer in London, Ontario is now studying Fitness and Health Promotion at Fanshawe College and hopes to pursue a University degree in a health related field in the coming years.

HEADLINELondon agency showcases immigrant entrepreneurs in new campaign
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The London Free Press
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Oct 15, 2019
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Kay Habib, an interior designer and owner of Skilled Accents in London, Ontario, an immigrant herself from Pakistan, started her own an interior design business. In 2018, she began rescuing discontinued fabric samples and swatches to manufacture decorative pillows. Her company now has a showroom in northwest London and employs nine Syrian and Iraqi refugee women. >> Sewing; Entrepreneurship; Women

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Toronto Star
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Oct 14, 2019
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Rola Dagher, arrived in Toronto as a refugee with no money and a 10-month-old baby, when she was 17. Now, as a grateful Canadian and business leader, she cannot preach enough how critical diversity is to business.

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MEDIA
CTV
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Oct 10, 2019
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A Canadian immigrant is breaking gender stereotypes on construction sites as she helps rebuild Quebec's largest interchange. The 35-year-old arrived from China in 2007, 'with two suitcases' and a diploma in computer sciences. >> Construction; Women

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Toronto Star
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Oct 10, 2019
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We do not wish to set a tragic example for future immigrants and refugee business owners as a business that gaved in to hate. We want to foster hope in the face of intimidation and hostility.' >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

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CTV News
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Oct 09, 2019
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The CEO of Paramount Fine Foods is offering to help the owners of a popular Syrian restaurant in Toronto reopen after they permanently closed because of death threats their family and staff received. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINESyrian family closes restaurant, confirms son was target of death threats after political protest
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Toronto Star
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Oct 08, 2019
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We could not put our family members, staff and patrons in danger,' family says in announcing closure of Soufi's, a Queen Street West eatery. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

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HEADLINEThe boss who rescued 300 Syrian refugees
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BBC
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Oct 07, 2019
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The BBC profiles Jim Estill, in Guelph, ON, who has sponsored 89 refugee families and given jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities to many of the 300 individuals.

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Toronto Star
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Oct 06, 2019
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More than a year after more than 100 White Helmet volunteers and their families were whisked out of Syria through Israel and into Jordan in a high-profile international rescue, one of them is slowly building a new life with her husband, in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Globe & Mail
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Oct 05, 2019
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Immigration consultants and trucking firms with sketchy safety records have found ways to exploit foreign job seekers, sometimes with tragic results when unprepared drivers are sent out on the road, a Globe investigation finds. >> Driving-long and short haul

HEADLINEThe Power of Good Intentions
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Univerity of Toronto Magazine
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Oct 02, 2019
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Canada’s program of private refugee sponsorship has been held up as a model for the world. Could it be even better?

HEADLINE‘We think of them as cash cows.’ International students want to immigrate, but colleges, employers want to boost their bottom lines
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Toronto Star
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Sep 27, 2019
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One of a series of excellent articles, jointly written by the Toronto Star and St. Catharines Standard. This story talks about employment of international students while still on student visas, as well as their paths to permanent residency and employment after graduation. Community colleges feature prominently in the process.

HEADLINESyrian refugee’s farm thrives with Middle Eastern crops 4 years later
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CBC
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Sep 26, 2019
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Three years ago, a Syrian farmer fled to Calgary with his family, unable to speak English and with no job prospects. However, with the help of a benefactor, he set up a small farm and has since grown it almost four-fold with Middle Eastern crops. >> Farming

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Toronto Star
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Sep 25, 2019
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“[I]n 2007, studying in Canada wasn’t a pathway to residency. Back then, students were coming to Canada’s career-focused colleges to learn skills to meet the labour needs of their own countries. Today, they’re coming here to meet our labour needs, spurred by the 2014 federal strategy that treats students as prospective immigrants… [I]mmigration applications from international students have skyrocketed, and the number accepted has risen from 30,000 in 2016 to 54,000 in 2018.”

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Guelph Today.com
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Sep 24, 2019
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Now living in Guelph as a refugee, an Iraq-born refugee newcomer is using the skills he learned as a video journalist and academic in his home country to showcase his newly-adopted country, with the hope of making a difference here and back home. >> Arts and entertainment

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Refuge
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Sep 23, 2019
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The supposed ideal is that, by month 13, newcomers are employed and living independently in Canada, as productive members of society. The reality is messier. The objective in this article is to offer an account of how sponsors think of their job, in relation to month 13.

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Refuge
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Sep 23, 2019
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A scholarly report of findings from 1,921 newly arrived adult Syrian refugees in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec.

HEADLINEHow a newcomer from Syria opened Calgary’s newest flight simulation centre
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Toronto Star
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Sep 19, 2019
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Syrian refugee opens Alta.'s first flight simulation centre, after completing a government self-employment program. >> Arts and entertainment; Entrepreneurship

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MEDIA
CTV
DATE
Sep 19, 2019
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Syrian refugee opens Alta.'s first flight simulation centre, after completing a government self-employment program. (2 minute news clip.) >> Arts and entertainment; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINESaskatchewan significantly expands list of eligible in-demand occupations
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Canadian Immigration Newsletter
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Sep 18, 2019
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Saskatchewan significantly expands list of eligible in-demand occupations for Immigrant Nominee Program. More than 200 occupations may now be eligible after overhaul.

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MEDIA
Globe & Mail
DATE
Sep 18, 2019
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The growing wage gap between immigrants and Canadian-born workers has hit a new high, with new Canadians earning 10 per cent less on average, says a new report.

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CBC
DATE
Sep 10, 2019
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The story of a newcomer doctor from Liberia saving a fellow passenger on a bus in Ottawa. Since arriving in Canada eight months ago, she has been trying to get accreditation to practice medicine here and become a permanent resident. Meanwhile, she's been volunteering to get her foot in the medical system in Canada. >> Health care

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CBC
DATE
Sep 05, 2019
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Forty years after landing in Canada as a refugee, Vinh Huynh is in a position to impact the lives of inner-city children in Winnipeg who were once in his shoes. .

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CBC
DATE
Sep 04, 2019
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Nine women in London, Ontario, are turning scrap fabric into accent pillows through Skilled Accents. >> Sewing; Entrepreneurship; Women

HEADLINERestaurant delivery jobs hold their own in the Uber Eats age
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CityNews
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Sep 04, 2019
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In the age of Uber Eats and GrubHub, delivering pizza for the local Domino's may seem like a throwback. But for drivers who want more predictable hours and pay — and discounts on food — restaurants may be the better bet. >> Driving-local delivery

HEADLINESyrian pilot helps Nova Scotia newcomers find jobs
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The Chronicle Herald
DATE
Sep 03, 2019
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When he moved to Canada three years ago, a Syrian pilot struggled to find a job. Now he helps newcomers get employed as quickly as possible. To help them overcome obstacles facing newcomers, he co-ordinates a wage subsidy program at the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia. >> Newcomer support; Settlement

HEADLINEImmigrants find opportunities in the landscape profession
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Landscape Ontario.com
DATE
Sep 02, 2019
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Ontario's landscaping profession continues to face a severe, and growing, worker shortage, partly driven by demographic changes, misconceptions among young Canadians about the nature of work and skills required, and competition from more lucrative sectors. There are an estimated 1,600 or more, entry level jobs across Ontario that are still unfilled, and immigrants could help fill the growing gap. >> Landscaping

HEADLINECooking Eggs in the Morning and Shucking Oysters at Night, Thanks to an App
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New York Times
DATE
Sep 01, 2019
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Gig workers are nothing new in the restaurant world. Every day, contractors on bikes and scooters deliver food for Uber Eats and DoorDash. But in a growing number of kitchens, contract workers now make the food, too. >> Restaurant

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Global News
DATE
Aug 29, 2019
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As a new Canadian once herself, an Edmonton settlement counsellor strives to make the transition to a new home easier on fledgling Edmontonians. >> Settlement

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Toronto Star
DATE
Aug 29, 2019
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Immigration makes the GTA one of the most culturally vibrant regions in the world, and economically and fiscally healthier than the rest of Ontario. But it would be beneficial to identify how to encourage more immigrants to build a life in other parts of the province. .

HEADLINEGolden ticket and culture shock: Refugee students start over in Vancouver
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CBC News
DATE
Aug 27, 2019
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Rare scholarship gives refugee students education and permanent residency. But transition is hard.

HEADLINESmall cities give Syrian refugees better start, big ones offer better future
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CBC
DATE
Aug 26, 2019
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When it comes to a community’s ability to help refugees settle into life in Canada, it turns out that size does matter, says a University of Alberta researcher.

HEADLINEThe world has turned on Syrian refugees
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Maclean’s
DATE
Aug 23, 2019
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It’s been four years since three-year-old Alan Kurdi died. Since then, borders have slammed shut and promises have been broken.

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New York Times
DATE
Aug 23, 2019
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For some immigrants, owning a laundry can be a path to prosperity. But their employees, also immigrants, can get caught in a spiral of low wages, poor working conditions and social isolation.

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The Globe and Mail
DATE
Aug 23, 2019
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New statistics show Quebec is making good on its promise to reduce its share of immigrants in 2019, but the province has cut deeply in the category of skilled workers, which runs contrary to the government’s stated goals.

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New York Times
DATE
Aug 23, 2019
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The once-swaggering company is losing more money and growing more slowly than ever. What happened? >> Driving-taxi and rideshare

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MEDIA
Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration
DATE
Aug 22, 2019
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A policy discussion paper, co-authored by Dana Wagner, director of Canada operations for Talent Beyond Boundaries. The paper, published in August, compares initiatives to enable refugees or asylum seekers to access economic immigration pathways in Canada, Sweden, and Germany.

HEADLINEYazidi refugee-run farm grows tenfold, hopes to offer financial independence
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CBC News
DATE
Aug 20, 2019
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A farming project for Yazidi refugees is growing into a sustainable food source — and hopes to nurture roots for their independence. >> Farming

HEADLINECanada urged to ‘step up and help’ more Central American refugees
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Toronto Star
DATE
Aug 20, 2019
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Advocates are disappointed that Canada has welcomed just 11 refugees in a United Nations program designed to help thousands of Central Americans flee a life of kidnapping, gangs and sexual violence.

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New Canadians
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Aug 19, 2019
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Here are the stories of two couples, both from different countries, on their experience of going back to a bridging program tailored to their needs while also being able to enjoy the joys of family life in a new country. >> Bridging

HEADLINECanada to grant passport waiver to Venezuelans caught in border limbo
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CBC News
DATE
Aug 19, 2019
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Immigration and Citizenship Canada has reached an agreement that will allow Venezuelans caught up in their country’s administrative meltdown to remain in Canada even if their passports and other documents are no longer valid, CBC News has learned.

HEADLINEJob Training Can Save Lives. See How San Antonio Does it
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New York Times
DATE
Aug 19, 2019
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The economic odds facing Avigail Rodriguez a few years ago couldn’t have been much worse. An undocumented immigrant and a single mother, she lived in a cramped apartment in a tough neighborhood in San Antonio and earned just $9 an hour working as a nurse’s assistant.

HEADLINESkilled immigrants: Canada is making progress toward gender equality
MEDIA
CIC News
DATE
Aug 16, 2019
EXCERPT

More and more women are finding themselves as the principal applicants in Canada's Express Entry immigration process. >> Women

HEADLINE
MEDIA
CTV News
DATE
Aug 16, 2019
EXCERPT

Ahmad Ebrahimi has been living in the overcrowded Moira refugee camp in Greece for almost a year and a half, after fleeing Afghanistan where he says his life was in danger.

HEADLINEAs Quebec cuts immigration, businesses turn to temporary foreign workers
MEDIA
CBC News
DATE
Aug 15, 2019
EXCERPT

As the Quebec government slashes immigration levels this year, it is also overseeing a huge increase in the number of temporary foreign workers coming to the province.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
New York Times
DATE
Aug 14, 2019
EXCERPT

Food delivery apps are reshaping the restaurant industry — and how we eat — by inspiring digital-only establishments that don't need a dining room or waiters. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Global News
DATE
Aug 14, 2019
EXCERPT

This is the first of a six-part series by Global News intern Fadzaiishe Ziramba that tells the personal stories of six new Canadians and what it took for them to move to Canada. In this first story, Ziramba describes her own family’s experience.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC News
DATE
Aug 14, 2019
EXCERPT

Jose Rivera is usually very tuned in to what’s going on at the Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council (RIAC), but this week, he was out of the loop — and shocked when his colleagues threw him a surprise party.

HEADLINERide-hailing companies grapple with B.C.’s licence rules
MEDIA
The Globe and Mail
DATE
Aug 14, 2019
EXCERPT

Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft have long fought to stop British Columbia from forcing their drivers to have the same licences as cabbies, but experts say this requirement will ensure this nascent sector rolls out in and around Vancouver slowly later this year. >> Driving-taxi and rideshare

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CNN
DATE
Aug 13, 2019
EXCERPT

We are living through a global refugee crisis. In June, the UN High Commissioner of Refugees reported a record-high number of displaced people around the world, the highest in almost 70 years. And many refugees face restricted access to labor markets — they are often barred completely from working and earning an income. Women asylum seekers have it even harder: many women refugees face long-term poverty and high levels of sexual abuse. >> Women

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
The Brock News
DATE
Aug 13, 2019
EXCERPT

Niagara Folk Arts and Brock University signed a formal agreement to work together to improve the well-being of newcomers to Canada in the Niagara region.

HEADLINECanada must adapt quickly to attract skilled workers, immigration minister says
MEDIA
CBC News
DATE
Aug 13, 2019
EXCERPT

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says Canada must be quick to adapt and innovate in order to remain a global leader in attracting skilled workers.

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Cision
DATE
Aug 12, 2019
EXCERPT

The Government of Canada announced that seven early learning and child care innovation projects in the Greater Toronto Area are receiving nearly $1.8 million in funding. >> Early childhood care and development

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration
DATE
Aug 12, 2019
EXCERPT

A policy discussion paper, co-authored by Dana Wagner, director of Canada operations for Talent Beyond Boundaries. The paper compares initiatives to enable refugees or asylum seekers to access economic immigration pathways in Canada, Sweden, and Germany.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Maclean’s
DATE
Aug 12, 2019
EXCERPT

Amrit Kaur wanted to be a teacher in her home province. After Bill 21, she's moving to B.C. >> Women

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
ACCES Employment
DATE
Aug 11, 2019
EXCERPT

Job fairs are an opportunity for companies to meet and screen a large number of potential job candidates. But for you, the potential job candidate, they offer access to multiple job opportunities all in one place. >> Job fair/Hiring event

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Aug 10, 2019
EXCERPT

Vowing to protect Canada’s most vulnerable people against conservative cuts of any sort, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fired what felt very much like the opening salvo of his re-election campaign Monday — taking direct aim at Premier Doug Ford and making no mention whatsoever of the man actually vying for his job.

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Times Colonist
DATE
Aug 10, 2019
EXCERPT

Syrians refugees admitted to Canada under the government’s landmark resettlement program are slowly catching up to other refugee groups when it comes to finding jobs and connecting with their communities.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
National Post
DATE
Aug 09, 2019
EXCERPT

Last Saturday I awoke thinking about immigration. It was 50 years to the day — Aug. 3, 1969 — that my parents arrived in Canada as new immigrants.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CIC News
DATE
Aug 09, 2019
EXCERPT

As a part of Quebec’s new integration services, prospective immigrants will be assigned an immigration assistant officer that will follow their case through a step-by-step process.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC News
DATE
Aug 09, 2019
EXCERPT

A growing number of newcomers to Canada are ending up in shelters or are finding themselves homeless, newly released government figures show.

HEADLINE‘What we leave behind’: Refugees in Montreal paint a picture of their lives before Canada
MEDIA
CBC News
DATE
Aug 07, 2019
EXCERPT

When Adnan Al Mhamied thinks about what he left behind in Syria, it’s the everyday things that come to mind.

HEADLINE‘The blessing means more than the money’: Refugee restaurateur offers free meals
MEDIA
CBC News
DATE
Aug 02, 2019
EXCERPT

Habtamu Lamu ladles fragrant red lentils, cubes of marinated lamb and steaming hot peanut soup into cardboard takeout containers. On the first day of every month, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Lamu prepares delicacies from his home country of Ethiopia and serves them to people living on the streets of Edmonton. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Aug 02, 2019
EXCERPT

Bilal Al Rasoul doesn't even drink coffee, but his new life in Canada revolves around a coffee shop in the heart of Toronto's diverse Kensington Market. >> Restaurant

HEADLINEGermany Trained and Hired Asylum Seekers, Then Started Deporting Them
MEDIA
New York Times
DATE
Aug 01, 2019
EXCERPT

Four years after he stepped off a train in Munich looking for asylum, Abdoulie Barry speaks German, rents an apartment and holds a full-time job at an outdoor sporting goods manufacturer. He is punctual and conscientious, his boss says, and pays taxes and welfare contributions.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Globe and Mail
DATE
Jul 29, 2019
EXCERPT

Confusion about proper training means some barbers unsure if they're working under the law. >> Hairstyling

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Jul 26, 2019
EXCERPT

After spending almost all her life in immigration limbo in the United States, Paras Pizada can finally set down roots and plan for a future…in Canada.

HEADLINECanada now issuing temporary resident permits to out-of-status victims of family violence
MEDIA
CIC News
DATE
Jul 26, 2019
EXCERPT

Program aims to protect vulnerable foreign nationals by giving them legal immigration status in Canada.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Jul 26, 2019
EXCERPT

My husband and I are expecting our third child next year and we are so excited. Yet, we can’t help stressing about childcare. The child-care system in Ontario is already broken.

HEADLINEMaxime Bernier’s false claim about Canada’s ‘subsidized’ immigrants
MEDIA
CBC News
DATE
Jul 26, 2019
EXCERPT

Maxime Bernier speaks at a People’s Party of Canada rally in Gatineau, Que., last fall. His party’s promise to limit immigration is based on false claims about the economic impact of new Canadians.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Jul 26, 2019
EXCERPT

Ottawa has unveiled a new program that will offer both an immigration pathway for undocumented construction workers in Greater Toronto an help to address a labour shortage in the city. >> Construction

HEADLINESyrian Family Expands Middle Eastern Grocery And Clothing Business In Moncton And Saint John
MEDIA
Huddle
DATE
Jul 26, 2019
EXCERPT

When Feras Al-Motaweh arrived in Moncton as a refugee from Syria in January 2016 with his wife and five children, they found that the options for Middle Eastern food and clothing in New Brunswick were limited. So they opened the Rabih Store to fill that gap. >> Food preparation and service; Retail; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEIraqi newcomer building bridges, fixing roads of Cape Breton
MEDIA
The Chronicle Herald
DATE
Jul 25, 2019
EXCERPT

When he immigrated to Halifax a couple of years ago, the Iraqi engineer stayed in an Airbnb because he knew nobody. Now, he is building bridges and maintaining the roads of Cape Breton. >> Construction; Engineering

HEADLINE5 HIGH-PAYING ENTRY-LEVEL JOBS
MEDIA
VPI Working Solutions
DATE
Jul 22, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Public Policy Forum
DATE
Jul 22, 2019
EXCERPT

The CEO of Peace by Chocolate is on a mission to spread hope—and to be a major player in Canada's candy market. >> Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEToronto upping requirements for Uber and Lyft drivers
MEDIA
Daily Hive
DATE
Jul 19, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC News
DATE
Jul 18, 2019
EXCERPT

Let's Talk' program helps newcomer youth navigate their new lives in Kitchener-Waterloo. >> Youth

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Jul 18, 2019
EXCERPT

More than 90,000 Toronto drivers for Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services will have to take mandatory training under new rules passed by city council Thursday. >> Driving-taxi and rideshare

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
World Economic Forum
DATE
Jul 17, 2019
EXCERPT

Imagine arriving in a city, only to find that most (if not all) of the adults can’t work, start a business, or buy goods and services? This is true for most refugee camps in the world.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CIC News
DATE
Jul 16, 2019
EXCERPT

Pilot would support labour needs of employers in smaller Ontario communities.

HEADLINESyrian butcher delivers the taste of success in his Halifax shop
MEDIA
The Chronicle Herald
DATE
Jul 15, 2019
EXCERPT

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
HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC News
DATE
Jul 13, 2019
EXCERPT

A job for a newcomer or for a refugee is simply everything,' says Mohamed Fakih. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEHere’s where Canadians are finding well-paying jobs in the trades
MEDIA
CBC News
DATE
Jul 12, 2019
EXCERPT

Canada needs more than 167,000 new apprentices in the next 5 years. >> Construction

HEADLINEWhy your next hire should be a person with disabilities (Jul 10/19) [The Globe and Mail.
MEDIA
The Globe and Mail
DATE
Jul 10, 2019
EXCERPT

With numerous agencies assisting in the recruitment and skill-matching process for people with disabilities, a large number of qualified candidates seeking work, and government funding available for businesses that hire disabled workers, small businesses can often find staff who will meet their needs. >> Disability

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Jul 10, 2019
EXCERPT

The issue of the unemployment rate of educated newcomers to Canada in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) — currently twice of those with a similar background born in Canada — often overshadows another challenge for immigrants: underemployment.

HEADLINECandy business brings traditional Syrian taste to southwestern Ontario
MEDIA
CBC News
DATE
Jul 10, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC News
DATE
Jul 10, 2019
EXCERPT

Big Bite Pita provides free meals to people in need for an hour a day, 7 days a week. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Moving 2Canada
DATE
Jul 08, 2019
EXCERPT

As of July 8, 2019, Canada reopened the Interim Pathway for Caregivers. This is an immigration program allowing caregivers to apply for permanent resident status in Canada. This pathway is temporary, providing a permanent residence option for caregivers while Canada rolls out two new caregiver pilot programs through 2019.

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Global News
DATE
Jul 07, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Canadian Immigrant
DATE
Jul 05, 2019
EXCERPT

The RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards is a people’s choice awards program that recognizes inspirational immigrants who have made a positive impact on their communities since arriving in Canada. They recognize the achievements of all immigrants including successful entrepreneurs.

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Career Wise
DATE
Jul 05, 2019
EXCERPT

Though they are frequently overlooked, educational plans are often the basis for success for newcomers.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC News
DATE
Jul 04, 2019
EXCERPT

Newcomers are more likely to trust the government to do what’s right, and don’t worry as much about corruption.

HEADLINEChallenges & Opportunities: Staffing Struggles
MEDIA
Hotelier
DATE
Jul 04, 2019
EXCERPT

The convergence of a shrinking labour force and exploding tourism has produced a unique scene for Canadian hotels. Traditional labour pools are deserts now, drained of the human resources that used to stock hotel front-desk, restaurant and housekeeping workforces. >> Hospitality

HEADLINEOn Canada Day, a Syrian refugee says ‘thank you’ to his new country
MEDIA
Waterloo Region Record
DATE
Jul 01, 2019
EXCERPT

Alaa Nafisa and his family came to Canada four years ago as Syrian refugees. They learned English and worked hard. Then, six months ago, they started a restaurant in Waterloo, called Naranj. >> Restaurant; Retail; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINESponsoring refugees called a ‘win-win’ for workplaces
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Jul 01, 2019
EXCERPT

uOttawa Refugee Hub and the Diversity Institute hope interested employers and eligible sponsorship organizations can take advantage of the Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) fund available in 2019, which will cover their portion of the sponsorship costs, made available with the support of The Shapiro Foundation, the Giustra Foundation, G. Barrie Landry and other private donors. They will also help guide employers and their workers through the process.

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Global News
DATE
Jun 30, 2019
EXCERPT

A new Mediterranean inspired restaurant has opened in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, started by four friends who reunited after immigrating to Canada and fleeing civil war in Syria. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEEmploying refugees pays off for business owners
MEDIA
The Kitchener Record
DATE
Jun 27, 2019
EXCERPT

Refugees have an entrepreneurial spirit, using their diverse skill sets and talents to start businesses and create jobs for themselves and other Canadians, writes Dr. Mohamad Fakih, CEO and president of Paramount Fine Foods.

HEADLINELocal Immigration Partnership working with The Opening Doors Project to help newcomers
MEDIA
The Beacon Herald
DATE
Jun 25, 2019
EXCERPT

Initiated by the Multicultural Association of Perth Huron, a group of newcomer service providers from across Perth and Huron counties have begun working with the Canadian Mental Health Association’s The Opening Doors Project to address social, cultural, and mental-health issues facing newcomers.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Jun 25, 2019
EXCERPT

The story of a Syrian refugee newcomer starting his own ice cream store in Nova Scotia. >> Restaurant; Retail; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Globe & Mail
DATE
Jun 24, 2019
EXCERPT

The federal government says it would like to give migrant workers more mobility and freedom by allowing them to work for any Canadian business approved to hire temporary foreign workers, within a specific sector such as agriculture, instead of being tied to just one employer.

HEADLINE
MEDIA
NPR
DATE
Jun 23, 2019
EXCERPT

Professional chefs in Washington, D.C., were paired with refugee and asylum-seeker chefs this past week so that the refugees could give guests a taste of their home countries through food. >> Restaurant

HEADLINEWhy The Private Sector Must Help Refugees
MEDIA
Forbes
DATE
Jun 20, 2019
EXCERPT

Refugees are highly skilled, highly enterprising, and once successfully integrated into the labor market, they improve GDP. They also make great employees. Compelling though this economic evidence may be, the reason why we welcome and integrate refugees should not be pecuniary. 5 Things Your Organisation Can Do To Act Now.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Windmill Microlending
DATE
Jun 20, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Jun 20, 2019
EXCERPT

Saymah Chaudhry says even though she's thousands of kilometres away in Alberta, Quebec's Bill 21 makes her and many others in Calgary's Muslim community feel worried about the sentiment it might create. >> Women

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Jun 20, 2019
EXCERPT

Anas Nabulsi is only the second candidate to be placed in Canada by the Talent Beyond Boundaries project. As a tool and die maker, he has a very particular skill set. His resume was spotted in the talent database by the president of a tool manufacturing company in Niagara Falls, Ont., who flew to Lebanon to interview him. >> Manufacturing

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Talent Beyond Boundaries
DATE
Jun 20, 2019
EXCERPT

A visual primer to Talent Beyond Boundaries' employment services. >> Engineering; IT (Information technology); Manufacturing

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Edmonton Journal
DATE
Jun 19, 2019
EXCERPT

Engineers, architects, nurses and dentists educated abroad are among the targets for a new government office that would work with professional licensing bodies to simplify and accelerate foreign credential recognition. >> Credentials

HEADLINEWhat it’s really like to be an Amazon Flex delivery driver as Prime one-day shipping expands
MEDIA
CNBC
DATE
Jun 19, 2019
EXCERPT

Amazon Flex uses on-demand contract drivers to help with this especially labor-intensive and expensive hand-delivery. >> Driving-local delivery

HEADLINEHow Much Does a Truck Driver Make?
MEDIA
The Transporter blog
DATE
Jun 18, 2019
EXCERPT

But what should a truck driver expect in terms of salary? How much do other drivers make? These questions aren't easy to answer because a wide range of factors affect a driver's salary, including the equipment they drive, whether they are an owner-operator or a company driver, what type of routes they run, and more. >> Driving-long and short haul

HEADLINE
MEDIA
YouTube
DATE
Jun 14, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINEWindmill Microlending helps newcomers get Canadian credentials
MEDIA
Mississauga dot com
DATE
Jun 13, 2019
EXCERPT

Windmill Microlending helps newcomers return to their careers in Canada with small, low-interest loans or zero-interest loans for refugees, which help pay for reaccreditation costs. >> Loans

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Jun 11, 2019
EXCERPT

A Manitoba farming initiative aims to unite the Yazidi refugee community and meet their food needs. >> Farming

HEADLINEThe quiet guardian of a Toronto tower
MEDIA
The Toronto Oberserver
DATE
Jun 11, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Global News
DATE
Jun 09, 2019
EXCERPT

A catering company set up just over a year ago to help Syrian refugee women is growing. Les Filles Fatoush now has a kiosk at the Jean Talon Market where the public can purchase a variety of Syrian spices and dishes. >> Catering; Caterer; Women

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Jun 07, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINERecord-setting job numbers show why we should welcome more immigrants
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Jun 07, 2019
EXCERPT

New numbers published Friday show Canada’s labour market is delivering new jobs, better wages and opportunity in every demographic. Here’s some even better news: Immigrants — recent and long-settled both — are a central part of the labour-market strength in Canada, a trend that points to receptive employers, adaptable skill sets among workers and smooth integration.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Cision
DATE
Jun 05, 2019
EXCERPT

Seeba is a social enterprise painting company in Toronto that delivers high-quality painting services to homes and workspaces through experienced management and trained staff, offering affordable and competitive prices. >> Construction; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
The Record
DATE
Jun 05, 2019
EXCERPT

Syrian refugee newcomer family in Waterloo demonstrates the work ethic, determination of the new arrivals.

HEADLINE
MEDIA
CTV Montreal
DATE
Jun 05, 2019
EXCERPT

A Montreal catering company that employs Syrian refugee women has expanded. >> Catering; Retail; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CERIC
DATE
May 30, 2019
EXCERPT

Many refugees who arrive in Canada are highly skilled, but have little access to evidence to prove their academic achievements. >> Credentials

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Chatelaine
DATE
May 24, 2019
EXCERPT

Husam and Shihnaz fell in love in Syria 36 years ago. Fast-forward to now—three kids and one family restaurant later—they aim to share their love of food and Syrian culture with Toronto, one manaeesh at a time. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Global Television
DATE
May 22, 2019
EXCERPT

Several recent polls show that Canadians are increasingly critical of the country’s immigration policies. One common fear over immigration in Canada, as Simpson noted, is that those coming into the country will take jobs away from existing residents.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CTV
DATE
May 22, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINE
MEDIA
UNHCR
DATE
May 22, 2019
EXCERPT

A short video about a Syrian refugee newcomer, who opened a store, Our Sock Shoppe, with the support of entrepreneur and private sponsor, Jim Estill, in Guelph. >> Retail; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEHow Syrian refugees to Canada have fared since 2015
MEDIA
Maclean’s
DATE
May 21, 2019
EXCERPT

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.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
HR Reporter
DATE
May 16, 2019
EXCERPT

An aging population and low birth rate mean the Canadian population will not be able to sustain the size of its labour force by 2040, with 13 million workers set to exit the workforce, mainly due to retirement.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Montreal Gazette
DATE
May 15, 2019
EXCERPT

Braulio Rocha arrived in Montreal with next to no money. Six years later, he's an in-demand photographer with an international following. >> Arts and entertainment; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
LinkedIn
DATE
May 14, 2019
EXCERPT

The Managing Director at Accenture Development Partnerships and the CEO and Co-Founder of NeedsList offer a menu of specific ways companies, large and small, can help refugees during their entire journey — from camps to settlement to employment to thriving in their new communities.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
New York Times
DATE
May 14, 2019
EXCERPT

Opinion columnist, Thomas L. Friedman, has been trying to understand why some communities rise and others fall — and so many of the answers can be found in Willmar, Minnesota.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
New York Times
DATE
May 13, 2019
EXCERPT

Over the past few decades, as a manufacturing decline left homes vacant and storefronts dark, New York’s upstate cities opened their doors to refugees. The influx, while modest, gave new life to neighborhoods, helped alleviate labor shortages and shored up city budgets.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
The Chronicle Herald
DATE
May 13, 2019
EXCERPT

Less than four years after coming to Halifax as a refugee, Mohammad Al Habash is running a pizza restaurant. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINE
MEDIA
New Canadians.tv
DATE
May 09, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
May 09, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINE
MEDIA
BlogTO
DATE
May 09, 2019
EXCERPT

Thousands of rideshare service drivers from around the world are taking place in strike actions this week ahead of Uber's hotly-anticipated initial public offering. >> Driving-taxi and rideshare

HEADLINE
MEDIA
CNN
DATE
May 08, 2019
EXCERPT

Drivers in more than a dozen cities plan to strike on Wednesday ahead of Uber's highly anticipated Wall Street debut. >> Driving-taxi and rideshare

HEADLINEThe worldwide Uber strike is a key test for the gig economy (Vox, May 8/19.)
MEDIA
Vox
DATE
May 08, 2019
EXCERPT

Ride-share drivers are on strike today in a dozen US cities and at least 10 countries, including Minneapolis, Washington, DC, San Diego, and all the way to London and Nairobi. Drivers are demanding higher pay and citywide regulations." >> Driving-taxi and rideshare

HEADLINEFinding Common Ground
MEDIA
Sheridan
DATE
May 06, 2019
EXCERPT

A Syrian newcomer's world changed in a myriad of ways when she relocated to Canada in 2017. The mother of three enrolled in an English Language Studies certificate program, before entering into the Social Service Worker (SSW) program. The two-year, community-focused diploma prepared her to help people work through diverse challenges and improve their quality of life. >> Women

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Cision
DATE
May 02, 2019
EXCERPT

The University of Ottawa Refugee Hub, with the financial suppport of The Shapiro Foundation and G. Barrie Landry, has announced the renewal of its successful fund to facilitate the sponsorship to Canada of BVOR refugees.

HEADLINECooking Up Opportunity – Newcomer Kitchen Peterborough
MEDIA
Cities of Migration
DATE
May 02, 2019
EXCERPT

In eastern Ontario, the Peterborough Newcomer Kitchen has also provided recent refugee arrivals from Syria and immigrant women with an opportunity to settle in and socialize while building entrepreneurial skills and the experience they need to contribute to the economic well-being of their families and new community. >> Catering; Caterer; Food preparation and service; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINE
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
May 01, 2019
EXCERPT

From UNB’s Urban and Community Studies institute, Mikael Hellstrom conducted a two-year study, with a focus on Syrian refugee settlement and integration experiences in New Brunswick. One huge hurdle for immigrants is getting meaningful work.

HEADLINESyrian surgeon working at hardware store despite N.S. doctor shortage
MEDIA
CTV
DATE
Apr 29, 2019
EXCERPT

As Nova Scotia grapples with a doctor shortage that has been described as a crisis, a group of trained doctors are wishing they were able to help. Loai Al Rifai is one of them. He completed his medical degree in 2009 and spent two-and-a-half years working as an orthopedic surgeon in his native Syria. When he left Syria due to the civil war, he spent three years practising medicine in Jordan. >> Health care

HEADLINESyrian Refugees Toil on Turkey’s Hazelnut Farms With Little to Show for It
MEDIA
New York Times
DATE
Apr 29, 2019
EXCERPT

On farms that produce 70 percent of the world’s hazelnuts for Nestlé, Godiva and Nutella, Syrians say they can’t earn a living wage — or much respect.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Halifax Chronicle Herald
DATE
Apr 28, 2019
EXCERPT

Since moving to Canada, A Syrian doctor fleeing the war has gone from writing medical prescriptions to loading furniture into people's cars. Immigrant and refugee doctors have to go through a long, complicated and expensive process to get licenced in Nova Scotia. >> Health care

HEADLINEWhy A Classic Levantine Dish Is Sailing From Canada To Syrian Refugee Camps
MEDIA
NPR
DATE
Apr 27, 2019
EXCERPT

Newcomer Kitchen in Toronto is bringing meals to displaced Syrian families in camps across the Middle East. >> Food processing and production

HEADLINE
MEDIA
CTV
DATE
Apr 23, 2019
EXCERPT

An interview with the founder of Rainmaker Enterprise,a refugee newcomer to Canada from the Sudanese civil war. Rainmaker is a non-profit organization dedicated to tackling water supply in a sustainable way through clean technology in South Sudan. >> Manufacturing; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Quartz
DATE
Apr 19, 2019
EXCERPT

We often forget to look at the full picture of immigration, in which people with disabilities should appear. >> Disability

HEADLINEVeith House serves up the Newcomer Kitchen Party
MEDIA
The Coast
DATE
Apr 18, 2019
EXCERPT

A new new catering company with a cause, The Newcomer Kitchen Party, aims to create work for recent immigrants and refugees in Halifax . >> Catering; Caterer; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINERefugee’s path to ‘dream’ food-truck business highlights challenges newcomers face in job market
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Apr 16, 2019
EXCERPT

A Syrian refugee newcommer in Victoria, BC, has started a food truck, Kebab Me Crazy, after struggling to find employment since arriving in Canada in 2016. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Global Television
DATE
Apr 12, 2019
EXCERPT

A creative partnership in Winnipeg provides specialized sewing skills training to help bridge the gap between newcomers and an employer looking for highly specialized workers. >> Sewing

HEADLINETrucking welcomed into Ontario immigration nominee program (Truck News, Apr 12/19)
MEDIA
Truck News
DATE
Apr 12, 2019
EXCERPT

The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is applauding the provincial government for welcoming the trucking industry into the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program, through the in-demand skills stream. The change gives Ontario trucking companies the same access to foreign labor sources currently provided to the agriculture and construction industries. >> Driving-long and short haul

HEADLINE
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Apr 03, 2019
EXCERPT

This is a big week for Kitchener's Mohammed Hakmi, a Syrian refugee who arrived in the region thanks to a special program that matches skilled refugees with jobs. This week, he started work at the local tech firm Bonfire. >> IT (Information technology)

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
New York Times
DATE
Apr 02, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINECulture Kitchen offers newcomers to Thunder Bay ‘great and nice opportunity’ to learn, belong
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Apr 02, 2019
EXCERPT

A unique cooking program, run by Roots to Harvest, is helping a group of women, most of whom fled Syria, adapt to their new life in Thunder Bay. >> Catering; Restaurant; Women

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Waterloo Region Record
DATE
Apr 01, 2019
EXCERPT

A Kitchener man who grew up in a refugee camp in Bangladesh is now advocating for education for Rohingya children in those same camps.

HEADLINENew market builds new life for Syrian family of refugees in Victoria
MEDIA
Victoria Times Colonist
DATE
Mar 31, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINE
MEDIA
CTV
DATE
Mar 29, 2019
EXCERPT

A Kitchener company, Bonfire Strategic Sourcing, together with Talent Beyond Boundaries, have helped a Syrian refugee immigrate to Canada thanks to his computer skills. >> IT (Information technology)

HEADLINENew app gives immigrants a head start
MEDIA
The Georgia Straight
DATE
Mar 28, 2019
EXCERPT

PeaceGeeks is a Vancouver-based non-profit. Its latest project is the free Arrival Advisor app. It seeks to bridge existing gaps in accessibility of information for successful newcomer settlement. It allows immigrants and refugees in B.C. to find reliable, up-to-date information and services to get started in their new community—from housing, to education, to banking, and more—all in one place.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Mar 26, 2019
EXCERPT

Mariam Herro and Maryam Hamdo work with Tayybeh, a Syrian food company that started three years ago. >> Catering; Caterer; Women

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Mar 25, 2019
EXCERPT

Allen Le Nam came to Hamilton at the age of 16 as one of the Vietnamese boat people. Now he’s building a high rise in Hamilton

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Mar 23, 2019
EXCERPT

Mohammed Hakmi, 26, has packed up his life as a refugee and landed in Kitchener as the first skilled immigrant admitted to Canada through Talent Beyond Boundaries, a Washington-based NGO that matches refugees with employers desperate to fill skill shortages. >> IT (Information technology)

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Orangeville dot com
DATE
Mar 19, 2019
EXCERPT

Falafel: it's her husband Rasmi Al Hariri's special recipe, and since moving to Orangeville from Syria in 2016, this dish has helped the family make their mark in the community. >> Catering

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Mar 18, 2019
EXCERPT

13 women in Ottawa completed the first rotation of the intro to esthetics program >> Personal care; Women

HEADLINERethink integration, retention and how to speak to newcomers, symposium shows
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Mar 15, 2019
EXCERPT

A look at how newcomer women can be better welcomed into our community. >> Women

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Mar 15, 2019
EXCERPT

Ask Mayor Doug McCallum to list his favourite parts of Surrey's Guildford neighbourhood and it doesn't take him long to get to the heart of the community — the mall. >> Retail; Sewing; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Mar 14, 2019
EXCERPT

Pew Research Center study shows Canadians have the most favourable opinion of immigrants among the world’s top migrant destination countries.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Financial Post
DATE
Mar 14, 2019
EXCERPT

With hard work and determination anything is possible. But possible is not the same as likely. Even with hard work and determination, many people who start with such big disadvantages will face tough sledding.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC News
DATE
Mar 13, 2019
EXCERPT

A skilled labour shortage in Ontario in the past three years has slowed the growth of construction companies, prompting some to turn down work and others to decline to bid on projects, according to a survey of contractors at non-residential sites. >> Construction

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC News
DATE
Mar 13, 2019
EXCERPT

Contractors in Ontario may be in for a busier year in 2019, but many are facing a shortage of skilled workers, which many say has affected how they do business. >> Construction

HEADLINEEmployers look to refugees to ease labour shortage issues
MEDIA
Canadian HR Reporter
DATE
Mar 13, 2019
EXCERPT

Guide promotes inclusive workplaces, accommodation of cultural differences

HEADLINEQuebec’s plan to reduce immigration levels won’t help newcomers, study shows
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Mar 13, 2019
EXCERPT

Quebec’s government plans to reduce immigration to about 40,000 this year, with the intended goal of better integrating newcomers.

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Yes Magazine
DATE
Mar 13, 2019
EXCERPT

A coding school that grew out of the 2015 refugee crisis in Germany is helping women and people of color prepare for jobs in technology. >> IT (Information technology); Women

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Tent
DATE
Mar 11, 2019
EXCERPT

Practical guidance by Tent Partnership for Refugees and Deloitte for businesses and the private sector to include refugees in their workforce

HEADLINEEmploi chez les réfugiés au Canada: forte variation selon le pays d’origine
MEDIA
La Presse
DATE
Mar 11, 2019
EXCERPT

Une étude diffusée par Statistique Canada révèle que les résultats sur le marché du travail des quelque 830 000 réfugiés entrés au Canada entre 1980 et 2009 en provenance des 13 principaux pays d’origine ont considérablement varié d’un groupe à l’autre.

HEADLINE
MEDIA
The Atlantic
DATE
Mar 06, 2019
EXCERPT

For decades, Assam Hadhad ran a chocolate factory in Syria, the second-largest in the Middle East. In 2012, it was destroyed in a bombing. After spending years in a Lebanese refugee camp, they were granted asylum in Canada. >> Food processing and production; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Mar 05, 2019
EXCERPT

Ron and Clara Wiebe were some of the Manitoba Mennonites who helped Hoa and Lan Chau start a new life in Canada, thanks to a ground-breaking private sponsorship program that turns 40 on March 5.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Mar 02, 2019
EXCERPT

The Lee family was among the first wave of Indo-Chinese “boat people” welcomed to Canada under a then-new sponsorship program. Their sponsors are still by their side.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Mar 02, 2019
EXCERPT

Forty years ago, in response to the “boat people” crisis, Canada’s private refugee sponsorship program was born.

HEADLINECTA continues call for truck driver immigration program (Truck News, Feb. 27/19)
MEDIA
Truck News
DATE
Feb 27, 2019
EXCERPT

The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) continues its push for a trucking-focused immigration program to help offset a shortage of truck drivers. >> Driving-long and short haul

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Feb 26, 2019
EXCERPT

In our new series How To Open A Restaurant In Toronto we'll look at the hurdles — some obvious, some not — wanna-be restaurateurs face. This first instalment looks at coming up with an initial concept, the people that can help fine-tune the idea and one restaurant that took a different route. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINE‘I can do everything’: Employment program tries to empower newcomers
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Feb 25, 2019
EXCERPT

Hasta Subba spent years in a refugee camp in Nepal and didn't want to spend the rest of her life cleaning hotel rooms in Fredericton. >> Women; Youth

HEADLINEFinding refuge in Canadian friends
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Feb 24, 2019
EXCERPT

How Syrian refugees find new Canadian friends. Once newcomers have basic needs like food and shelter met, they want companionship. They find it among other refugees, but that doesn’t go far enough.

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Global Television
DATE
Feb 22, 2019
EXCERPT

A Syrian refugee family that arrived in Montreal three years ago has accomplished one of their dreams. >> Hairstyling; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEDemandeurs d’asile et CPE: Québec se tourne vers Ottawa
MEDIA
La Presse
DATE
Feb 20, 2019
EXCERPT

En refusant d’admettre les enfants des demandeurs d’asile dans les garderies subventionnées, le Québec retarde inutilement leur intégration, les maintient dans un état de dépendance et se tire carrément dans le pied, affirment plus de 200 travailleurs sociaux et professionnels de la santé dans une lettre adressée au ministre québécois de la Famille, Mathieu Lacombe.

HEADLINEThis Syrian refugee isn’t leaving St. John’s, no matter how many others head for bigger cities
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Feb 18, 2019
EXCERPT

After making a quick exit from Syria, Safaa Tohme's family went from wealthy farmers to poor refugees. Now they're on the upswing again in Newfoundland. >> Food processing and production; Retail; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Times Columnist
DATE
Feb 17, 2019
EXCERPT

In August 2018, of the 1,500 refugee spaces provided by the Canadian government for the Blended Visa Office-Referred Program, more than 1,000 were left unclaimed. Only due to the exceptional financial commitment of some philanthropic leaders did Canada move any closer to meeting these targets last year.

HEADLINE
MEDIA
CTV
DATE
Feb 17, 2019
EXCERPT

This restaurant in St. Laurent, QC, which serves up Syrian food, is owned by Samer Kassis, who came to Canada in 2013 to escape the violence in his country. He's now helping those who were in his shoes: the majority of his staff are Syrian refugees. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Feb 15, 2019
EXCERPT

An Antigonish, N.S., chocolate company founded by a family who fled Syria is now pledging to work with 40 refugees and mentor and help develop 10 Canadian businesses run by refugees. >> Food processing and production; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Fast Company
DATE
Feb 15, 2019
EXCERPT

Talent Beyond Boundaries has cataloged refugees in Jordan and Lebanon based on their work experience, so companies looking to work with refugees can find the perfect candidate. >> Engineering; IT (Information technology); Manufacturing

HEADLINEWinnipeg’s garment industry revival fueled by newcomer women
MEDIA
Winnipeg Free Press
DATE
Feb 14, 2019
EXCERPT

After globalization nearly killed it with manufacturers moving abroad to find cheaper labour, a revival of textile product manufacturing in Winnipeg is once again giving immigrant women with sewing skills a job and a shot at the Canadian dream. >> Sewing; Women

HEADLINE
MEDIA
CTV
DATE
Feb 13, 2019
EXCERPT

Elwan and Eva Brownstein talk about a catering business that helps refugee women from Syria find a path towards independence. >> Catering; Caterer; Women

HEADLINERefugees in need of sponsors
MEDIA
The Ripple Refugee Project
DATE
Feb 13, 2019
EXCERPT

A blog post describing the efforts of a private refugee sponsorship group in Toronto, Canada.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Feb 13, 2019
EXCERPT

Grassroots charity pledges $100,000 to help newcomers with interest-free loans to revive stalled careers. >> Loans

HEADLINEA Refugee Story: ‘No One’s Family Is Perfect but Mine Is Perfect for Me’
MEDIA
New York Times
DATE
Feb 12, 2019
EXCERPT

In documenting his family members’ refugee experiences, Wesaam Al-Badry captured their character and ways of maneuvering through life.

HEADLINEGuelph a shining example of settling and integrating newcomers to Canada: Immigration minister
MEDIA
Guelph Today.com
DATE
Feb 11, 2019
EXCERPT

On Monday, Canada’s Immigration minister Ahmed Hussen met with community stakeholders at the Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington office.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
in Brampton
DATE
Feb 09, 2019
EXCERPT

Ikea launches a national refugee employment initiative to help refugees join the workforce, develop new skills and integrate into communities across the country. with 250 refugees to be hired in Canada within three years. >> Retail

HEADLINEThe challenge of finding and retaining employees in the trucking industry
MEDIA
Truck News
DATE
Feb 08, 2019
EXCERPT

Recruiting and retaining employees has become complex, and today, there are several steps companies need to take if they are going to find success in the new world of human resources... If carriers are looking to diversify their workforce, include in the posting any interesting aspects of the position, work environment, polices that support a respectful workplace, photos of your diverse staff, and programs like English language training and mentoring opportunities. >> Driving-long and short haul

HEADLINEMeet the student who went straight from a Kenyan refugee camp to Acadia
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Feb 08, 2019
EXCERPT

The story of a Somali refugee newcomer, now studying computer science at Acadia. >> IT (Information technology)

HEADLINESettled in a strange land: What life is like in Canada for Syrian refugees
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Feb 08, 2019
EXCERPT

The Star spent four months talking to dozens of settlement workers and Syrian refugees, who described ongoing language barriers and mental health struggles, as well as child-care, employment and housing woes. With a $1-billion price tag, there is a dearth of comprehensive data to show whether resettlement has been the unprecedented success the government says it is.

HEADLINEAfter initial euphoria fades, the stress of resettlement triggers trauma in Syrian refugees
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Feb 08, 2019
EXCERPT

Three years after Syrian refugees started arriving in Canada, mental health outcomes have fallen into a data gap when it comes to assessing how well they are integrating into Canadian society. Qasem Alkafre relies on weekly visits to Toronto’s Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture to help him talk through his nightmares.

HEADLINEThe struggles and successes of five Syrian refugee families
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Feb 08, 2019
EXCERPT

Housing. Language barriers. Child care. Jobs. Money. Family reunification. The ultimate goal of resettlement is integration into Canadian society. Here’s what it looks like for Syrian families three years into the biggest humanitarian effort in Canada’s recent history.

HEADLINEAccenture: Using Technology to turn Refugees into Employees
MEDIA
Hire Immigrants
DATE
Feb 05, 2019
EXCERPT

Accenture in Germany has created a specific pathway for refugees to access employment opportunities at the company. The Jump Start Refugees program targets refugees with a bachelor’s degree from their home country and an affinity for technology.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Hire Immigrants.ca
DATE
Feb 04, 2019
EXCERPT

The influx of refugees received in 2015, and the years that followed, challenged receiving communities to reimagine traditional models of labour market integration. Conventional recruitment and selection processes resulted in missed opportunities to effectively evaluate and tap into the myriad of skills and experience many refugees bring to the workforce.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Feb 03, 2019
EXCERPT

Canadian officials began tackling one of the country’s worst refugee resettlement backlogs in 2015 — at the same time world attention was focused on the desperate plight of Syrian refugees.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Feb 03, 2019
EXCERPT

To become a Canadian citizen, refugees aged 18 to 54 who have lived in Canada for three years must demonstrate they can speak at a Level 4. Older refugees are exempt. That puts refugees with no experience of reading or writing at a disadvantage; without a Level 4 certificate, these refugees won't become citizens, with the capacity to vote or freely travel, until they turn 55. >> English proficiency

HEADLINE
MEDIA
CNN
DATE
Feb 01, 2019
EXCERPT

An opinion piece published in February of this year, written by Madeleine Albright, former US secretary of state, and David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee and a former UK foreign secretary.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Chicago Sun-Times
DATE
Feb 01, 2019
EXCERPT

A new fashion production co-op owned by refugee and immigrant women is in the developing stages. >> Manufacturing; Sewing; Entrepreneurship; Women

HEADLINEImmigrant Goes From Busboy To Hotel General Manager In Seven Years
MEDIA
Forbes
DATE
Feb 01, 2019
EXCERPT

Henry Kallan is one of the world's most innovative hoteliers with a true rags-to-riches story. His parents lost everything when the Communists took over in Hungary. Speaking no English, he immigrated to America at age 20 and found a job paying $1.56 an hour before landing his first hotel job as a busboy. Today, Kallan's hotel collection includes Hotel X Toronto. >> Hospitality

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CityLab
DATE
Jan 31, 2019
EXCERPT

In the cities where the most refugees per capita were settled since 2005, the newcomers helped stem or reverse population loss.

HEADLINEEntry Hub – because integration is local
MEDIA
Cities of Migration
DATE
Jan 31, 2019
EXCERPT

For job-seeking refugees, connecting one-to-one and in-person can be the key to their success. And it works for employers, too.

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Frank Giustra dot com
DATE
Jan 31, 2019
EXCERPT

All it took was a three-minute conversation on the phone. Just three minutes to convince me that such a seemingly simple idea could have such a potentially huge impact on thousands of refugees.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
National Post
DATE
Jan 29, 2019
EXCERPT

This was the third application process the government has tried since the Liberals were elected in 2015, and every year, people complain it isn’t fair

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Future of Good
DATE
Jan 28, 2019
EXCERPT

Fear, Xenophobia, Closing Borders Leave Refugees Without Any Support.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC Radio
DATE
Jan 28, 2019
EXCERPT

Celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo will spend this month flying back and forth to Los Angeles — but that trip is nothing compared to the one that brought him to Canada. >> Personal care; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINESyrian newcomers to Calgary now settled, celebrating successes and looking ahead
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Jan 28, 2019
EXCERPT

Ghada Alatrash stands in a spotlight on a small stage at Calgary's new cSPACE arts venue, reciting her poetry and writing to a packed room, silent and captivated. >> Arts and entertainment

HEADLINE
MEDIA
CTV
DATE
Jan 27, 2019
EXCERPT

From CTV Northern Ontario's Alana Everson: A family that escaped war-torn Syria opens a new business in Sudbury. >> Food preparation and service; Food processing and production; Retail; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEFeds try enticing immigrants to rural, northern communities with new program
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Jan 24, 2019
EXCERPT

In an effort to boost economic growth in rural and northern Canada, the federal government has launched a pilot program to attract immigrants to small, remote communities.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Jan 23, 2019
EXCERPT

The data, compiled by a researcher at the University of Calgary, raises questions about Canada’s growing role in navigating an ongoing international refugee crisis.

HEADLINEOttawa announces money for colleges providing support services to immigrants
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Jan 22, 2019
EXCERPT

The federal government is pledging more than $18 million to help Canadian colleges provide learning and support services to immigrants and refugees waiting to come to Canada.

HEADLINEEmployment gap narrows between university-educated immigrants and Canadian-born counterparts
MEDIA
The Star
DATE
Jan 18, 2019
EXCERPT

The unemployment gap between university-educated immigrants and their Canadian counterparts in the GTA has significantly narrowed over the last two decades, but employers’ demand for Canadian job experience remains a key barrier for newcomers, a new study has found.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Canadian Living
DATE
Jan 17, 2019
EXCERPT

Cara Benjamin-Pace, Executive Director of Newcomer Kitchen, is one of the three women profiles for having tuned food preparation into a social enterprise. >> Catering; Entrepreneurship; Women

HEADLINE
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Jan 17, 2019
EXCERPT

Alain Arakaza arrived in Canada in 2009 as a refugee. Now, he's about to become a Toronto police officer. >> Security

HEADLINEThis won’t hurt: the Syrian medics helped back to work by UK startups (The Guardian (London), Jan 16/19.)
MEDIA
The Guardian (London)
DATE
Jan 16, 2019
EXCERPT

All too often, Britain fails to use the valuable professional skills that refugees bring to the country, says Ammar Kalia. >> Health care

HEADLINELearning more about how Syrian refugees are faring in London, Calgary and Fredericton
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Jan 16, 2019
EXCERPT

A four-year study is underway to learn more about how Syrian refugees are settling in Canada. The research began in 2017 by Western University nursing professor, Abe Oudshoorn.

HEADLINE
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Jan 16, 2019
EXCERPT

The Ontario Trucking Association says there's a desperate shortage of truckers in Ontario and they have a solution. They want to bring in more foreign workers to do the job because companies can't find enough people in Ontario. >> Driving-long and short haul

HEADLINEOttawa businesses have a disconnect when it comes to hiring immigrants, report shows
MEDIA
Capital Current
DATE
Jan 14, 2019
EXCERPT

While businesses say foreign labour is important for Ottawa’s economy, immigrants still face barriers finding a job in the city.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Globe & Mail
DATE
Jan 13, 2019
EXCERPT

The fourth-generation soap maker spent a quarter-century in business in Syria, making renowned Aleppo soap in the product's namesake city >> Manufacturing; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Jan 10, 2019
EXCERPT

Syrian refugees who settled in Edmonton struggled with learning English and finding employment, whether they were sponsored privately or by the federal government, says a University of Alberta researcher. >> Sponsorship

HEADLINELa persévérance d’une réfugiée syrienne à Trois-Rivières
MEDIA
Radio-Canada
DATE
Jan 09, 2019
EXCERPT

Berivan Ahmad, une réfugiée de la Syrie, est arrivée à  Trois-Rivières à  l'hiver 2016 sans connaà®tre la culture ni la langue. Trois ans plus tard, à  force de travail et de persévérance, la femme de 28 ans s'est trouvé un emploi qui lui plaà®t et o๠elle est appréciée. >> Early childhood care and development; Women

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Jan 05, 2019
EXCERPT

A downtown restaurant is doing much more than serving food — they're also providing opportunities for those who might have a tough time finding work. >> Restaurant

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Globe & Mail
DATE
Jan 03, 2019
EXCERPT

Chasing their educations brought these four young people down very different and difficult paths. Now, a prestigious scholarship is helping them to make their mark on fields from economics to refugee studies.

HEADLINEAt 21, this aerospace engineering student, former refugee has created her first invention
MEDIA
Globe & Mail
DATE
Jan 03, 2019
EXCERPT

Three years ago, Shoushi Bakarian was sitting in Lebanon, part of a family of four Syrian refugees facing an uncertain future with hopes of making a new start in Canada >> Engineering; Entrepreneurship; Women

HEADLINE
MEDIA
CBC Radio
DATE
Jan 02, 2019
EXCERPT

Not all of us can sponsor a refugee family. But just about anyone can be a friend. That’s the premise behind The Together Project. The program has matched almost 100 refugee families with volunteers. We talk to a couple of people who were matched six months ago.

HEADLINEFrom friends to family: Together Project matches newcomers with local families
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Dec 31, 2018
EXCERPT

The Together Project matches families with government-assisted refugees to help them navigate life in Canada a bit better.

HEADLINEImmigrant joblessness narrows to 6.4% as Canada looks to newcomers to build workforce
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Dec 27, 2018
EXCERPT

The unemployment rate for core working-age immigrants in 2017 was 6.4 per cent, the lowest since 2006 when Statistics Canada first began tracking employment among newcomers through its Labour Force Survey. Canada looks to immigrants to build its workforce.

HEADLINESyrian refugee finds purpose at business school – and in life
MEDIA
Globe & Mail
DATE
Dec 27, 2018
EXCERPT

When the Ryerson student lost her spirit studying profits and losses, advice from a professor steered her toward social entrepreneurship. >> Women

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Bloomberg
DATE
Dec 24, 2018
EXCERPT

A short video about Knitstanbul, a non-profit in Turkey that engages refugee women to crochet and knit children's toys and clothes, which are then sold across Europe. >> Sewing; Women

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
The Record
DATE
Dec 17, 2018
EXCERPT

Bonfire worked with UN and Talent Beyond Boundaries to hire a software developer who fled war in Syria. >> IT (Information technology)

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Tent.org
DATE
Dec 12, 2018
EXCERPT

This study analyzes how brands making commitments to support refugees affects consumer perceptions in the United States. U.S. consumers exhibit a significant level of support for brands that help refugees, indicating that brands can “do good,” by making positive contributions in the lives of refugees, and “do well,” by attracting consumer support at the same time.

HEADLINE‘I will be born again’: First wave of Syrian refugees set to become Canadian citizens
MEDIA
CBC News
DATE
Dec 11, 2018
EXCERPT

Three years ago today, the first government plane filled with Syrian refugees touched down in Canada. Now, those first arrivals are eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship.

HEADLINE
MEDIA
CBC Radio
DATE
Dec 11, 2018
EXCERPT

Reshmi Nair spoke to Sheila Block with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. She co-authored a study on racial inequality in Ontario’s labour market.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC News
DATE
Dec 09, 2018
EXCERPT

Palestinian mother of four Hend Elhouseny says she's starting over in Canada 'from zero,' or even in the negative, but the community is helping bolster her dreams of creating a new life and helping other women do the same. >> Catering; Women

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
AFAR
DATE
Dec 06, 2018
EXCERPT

Restaurants and pop-up dinners led by immigrants and asylees cook up cutting-edge cuisine with a side of cross-cultural connection. >> Restaurant

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Student Immigration News
DATE
Dec 04, 2018
EXCERPT

A Canadian non-profit tested whether its researchers could accurately re-create transcripts, diplomas and degrees destroyed by war, earthquakes, fire and chaos. It turns out they can. >> Credentials

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Waterloo Region Record
DATE
Dec 02, 2018
EXCERPT

Syrian brothers newly out of Lebanon refugee camp open barbershop. >> Hairstyling; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINE
MEDIA
The New York Times
DATE
Nov 30, 2018
EXCERPT

Choose Love, a New York store, sells necessities that will be sent to displaced people around the world. >> Retail

HEADLINEStudent-designed app helps newcomers get work and you get shovelled out
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Nov 30, 2018
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A new app designed by Winnipeg university students is connecting homeowners who need a hand shovelling with newcomers who want work. >> Job search

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CBC
DATE
Nov 30, 2018
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Some newcomer moms in Winnipeg are getting help learning a new skill while spending time with their children thanks to a non-profit called One Nation Exchange. >> Sewing; Women

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Straight
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Nov 21, 2018
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The coding school has partnered with the Immigrant Services Society of B.C. to offer part-time programs to new arrivals. >> IT (Information technology)

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New York Times
DATE
Nov 20, 2018
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Refugee newcomers in the U.S. among those taking issue with a large employer’s pressure to increase productivity and lack of sensitivity.

HEADLINEThis Syrian refugee is living the classic Canadian dream. ‘We are so proud of Canada and want to make Canada proud of us’
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Toronto Star
DATE
Nov 16, 2018
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According to a new survey by COSTI, the agency tasked by Ottawa to settle government-sponsored Syrians in the GTA, many are thriving, with a third having found jobs and some 87 per cent reporting they feel happy.

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The Christian Science Monitor
DATE
Nov 16, 2018
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Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB), an international NGO, has started pilots in Canada and Australia to match a small number of refugees based in Lebanon and Jordan, applying to immigrate as skilled immigrants, with employment opportunities abroad. >> Engineering; IT (Information technology); Manufacturing

HEADLINEQuand des femmes syriennes cuisinent pour mieux s’intégrer
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Ici Quebec
DATE
Nov 13, 2018
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Syrian refugees from Quebec have been involved in a community kitchen in the Sainte-Foy area for just over two years. For those women who did not know French when they arrived in Canada, the initiative is a way to build relationships and foster their integration. >> Catering; Women

HEADLINEOttawa to retool immigrant support program that few used — even as budget tripled
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National Post
DATE
Nov 12, 2018
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The federal government is planning to overhaul an immigration program designed to help newcomers find work and adjust to life in Canada which, despite having its budget nearly tripled in 2015, is being used by fewer than 10 per cent of immigrants.

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CBC
DATE
Nov 11, 2018
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One one side of the island, Maysaa Al-Omar opened a Syrian restaurant in Corner Brook and was sold out almost immediately. On the other, in St. John's, Safaa Thome is thriving at the Farmers' Market. >> Restaurant; Retail; Entrepreneurship

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ONfr
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Nov 09, 2018
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Portraits of three francophone refugee newcomers to Ontario from among the hundreds coming to the province each year.

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Mississauga dot com
DATE
Nov 05, 2018
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The odds seemed stacked against Karla Ogaro ever being a pharmacist again. >> Health care; Loans

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Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
DATE
Nov 05, 2018
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Local pre-apprenticeship training call for proposals open now >> Apprenticeship

HEADLINERefugee-staffed meal service aims to bring Syrian food to new Toronto neighbourhoods (CBC, Nov 4/18).
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CBC
DATE
Nov 04, 2018
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A made-in-Toronto project that began as "a small gesture of hospitality" for Syrian refugee families is hoping to expand its reach across the city this month. >> Catering

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The Mercury News
DATE
Nov 04, 2018
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Three years after arriving in the U.S., this family is running a budding catering business and has hired their first employee. >> Catering; Entrepreneurship

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Globe & Mail
DATE
Nov 02, 2018
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Tayybeh, a food company run by Syrian refugee women in Vancouver, has branched out from cooking classes into catering and a food truck. >> Catering; Restaurant; Women

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TRIEC
DATE
Nov 01, 2018
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Fewer newcomer men are getting to the top of the pay scale compared to men born in Canada. Women newcomers only earn on average half that of their Canadian-born counterparts. Furthermore, the gap between the respective unemployment rates of newcomers with a Bachelor’s degree and people born in Canada has narrowed, but it’s still twice that of the rate for people born the country.

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Uber Eats
DATE
Nov 01, 2018
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Profile of a successful restaurant in Toronto, started by all the members of a Syrian refugee newcomer family. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

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Global News
DATE
Oct 29, 2018
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Cut-throat competition to hire the best and brightest tech graduates to work on data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain are driving up salaries for new grads." >> IT (Information technology)

HEADLINESyrian woman opening restaurant in Corner Brook (The Telegram, Oct 28/18).
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The Telegram
DATE
Oct 28, 2018
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After almost two years of selling Syrian and Middle Eastern food at the Wonderful Fine Market in Corner Brook, Maysaa Al-Omor is getting set to open her own restaurant >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship; Women

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CBC Radio
DATE
Oct 24, 2018
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Kitchener-Waterloo company, Bonfire, is among a handful of Canadian companies in the process of hiring skilled refugees currently living abroad, in association with U.S.-based Talent Beyond Boundaries. Kris Braun, director of engineering at Bonfire, was able to interview Mohammed Hakmi and offer him a job at Bonfire. >> IT (Information technology)

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Times Colonist
DATE
Oct 23, 2018
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As the Trump administration throttles the flow of refugees into the United States and the president increases his anti-immigration rhetoric ahead of the midterm elections, Buffalo and other cities that rely on the new arrivals are beginning to feel the pinch.

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Toronto Star
DATE
Oct 12, 2018
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An internal immigration department document shows that, after 25 years in the country, a typical refugee is earning as much or more than the Canadian norm, which is about $45,000 a year. >> IT (Information technology)

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New York Times
DATE
Oct 12, 2018
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For Uber drivers, the workplace can feel like a world of constant surveillance, automated manipulation and threats of 'deactivation.' >> Driving-taxi and rideshare

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CBC
DATE
Oct 11, 2018
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Companies often overlook persons with disabilities when hiring, but evidence shows that could be a mistake. Not only do workers with disabilities have a proven record of success and loyalty, they have money to spend. >> Disability

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Estevan Mercury
DATE
Oct 10, 2018
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Three more physicians are now practising in Estevan, bringing the physician count for the city to 16. Dr. Uroos Jabeen is a family physician who received her education and medical training in Pakistan. >> Health care

HEADLINERefugees earn more than most Canadians after 25 years
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Vancouver Sun
DATE
Oct 09, 2018
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An internal immigration department document shows that, after 25 years in the country, a typical refugee is earning as much or more than the Canadian norm, which is about $45,000 a year.

HEADLINE Do Canada’s taxi drivers have a place in transportation’s changing future? (Globe & Mail, Oct 5/18)
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Globe & Mail
DATE
Oct 05, 2018
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Drivers who've survived the arrival of ride-hailing services are worried about paying bills, lost revenue and the dwindling value of their taxi plates – but some are still hopeful governments can level the playing field >> Driving-taxi and rideshare

HEADLINENewcomer Kitchen: A Community of Syrian Cooks Rises in Toronto (Culinary Backstreets, Oct 2/18).
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Culinary Backstreets
DATE
Oct 02, 2018
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At Newcomer Kitchen in Toronto, Syrian refugee women come together to cook traditional meals and, in the process, build a community of their own." >> Catering; Women

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Migration Policy Institute Europe
DATE
Oct 01, 2018
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Tech jobs, this analysis finds, are uniquely well-suited to the situation, skills, and needs of refugees. >> IT (Information technology)

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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

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Local Love
DATE
Sep 27, 2018
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Each community kitchen is unique: some are social enterprises that provide training and/or employment opportunities to members of marginalized communities; some make and serve food to the public. >> Catering; Caterer

HEADLINEOnce a Refugee, Now a Restauranteur (Bay of Quinte Welcome Portal, Sep 27/18).
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Bay of Quinte Welcome Portal
DATE
Sep 27, 2018
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Kugan Soma arrived in Canada as a refugee from Sri Lanka with hardly a cent to his name. He's now the owner of a successful business in Quinte West. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

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The Star
DATE
Sep 24, 2018
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A $10,000 microloan from what is now Windmill Microlending allowed a Thai newcomer to attend the required one-year Bridging for Internationally Educated Nurses certificate program at Mohawk College. >> Health care; Bridging; Loans

HEADLINEWhy Canada will lead the charge on the UN’s global refugee plan
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Maclean’s
DATE
Sep 24, 2018
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Op-ed: The UN’s global compact on refugees could be a game-changer—and Canada is well-placed to help make it a reality, say two cabinet ministers and a UN official.

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Today’s Trucking
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Sep 24, 2018
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Immigrants from South Asia account for a massive shift in the demographics of Canada's truck drivers, according to more than 25 years of Canada Census data. >> Driving-long and short haul

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The Guardian
DATE
Sep 22, 2018
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When secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced a few days ago that the Trump administration had set a ceiling of 30,000 refugees who could be resettled in the United States in the next year beginning 1 October, he ritually added: “We are and continue to be the most generous nation in the world.”

HEADLINENearly three-quarters of Canadians support taking in refugees, poll shows
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Toronto Star
DATE
Sep 19, 2018
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Three out of four Canadians support taking in refugees — numbers that place Canada among the world’s most welcoming nations on the question of people fleeing violence and war — according to a new survey by the Washington-based Pew Research Center.

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aPolitical
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Sep 18, 2018
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Opinion: Empowering refugee leaders will ensure a better return on humanitarian investment.

HEADLINENew York Declaration on Refugees: A One-Year Report Card
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News Deeply
DATE
Sep 18, 2018
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A year after the first ever U.N. refugee summit, policy expert Jeff Crisp examines the four key objectives of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework agreed in New York, and the major questions and obstacles that remain to be resolved.

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CBC.ca
DATE
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

HEADLINEAmazon Is Hell On Wheels For Delivery Drivers
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Forbes
DATE
Sep 13, 2018
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Business Insider released a scathing report on what its like to be a delivery driver for Amazon. Interviews with nearly three dozen Amazon delivery drivers provides a disturbing picture of the working conditions faced by drivers daily. >> Driving-local delivery

HEADLINEAmazon Delivery Drivers Describe Brutal Working Conditions and Missing Paychecks
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New York Times
DATE
Sep 08, 2018
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In the years since more than one million people poured into Germany seeking refugee status and a better life, much effort and resources have been expended on the question of whether the new arrivals could contribute to Europe's biggest economy. Recent numbers show that they can — but only if allowed. >> Health care

HEADLINECanadian employers need workers but balk at hiring immigrants: survey
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Montreal Gazette
DATE
Sep 05, 2018
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Even as employers complain about a shortage of job candidates, they remain hesitant to hire immigrants, a survey conducted by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) suggests.

HEADLINEA new life in Edmonton: the successes and challenges faced by Syrian refugees
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Toronto Star
DATE
Sep 03, 2018
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As of the end of June, officials said there are still 16,736 sponsored Syrians — 12,663 under private sponsorship, 3,626 by the federal government, and the rest supported jointly by both — waiting to be processed. Another 2,779 are in the final stages of getting their permanent resident visas to start a new life here.

HEADLINECase challenging road test wait-time for refugees goes before human rights tribunal today (CBC, Aug. 24/18)
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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

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Trucking News
DATE
Aug 23, 2018
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The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is looking for better access to immigration channels to help address a labor shortage. >> Driving-long and short haul

HEADLINEGuelph’s latest shawarma restaurant owned and operated by Syrian refugees (Guelph Today, Aug 23/18).
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Guelph Today
DATE
Aug 23, 2018
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The owners and all the employees at Shawarma.G in the Speedvale Plaza came to Canada as refugees. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINECircle of Giving Among Syrian Refugees Helps Launch New Halal Shop
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CBC
DATE
Aug 13, 2018
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Skills from newcomers needing Canadian work experience help a fledgling Syrian grocery store in Halifax (Syrian Meat Shop). >> Food preparation and service; Retail; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEUber partnerships with car-rental startups could increase congestion, experts say
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CBC
DATE
Aug 09, 2018
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Partnerships involve companies that rent vehicles to Uber drivers for weekly or monthly fees that include maintenance, insurance and other costs. Their aim is to get more people to drive for Uber by making it easier for those who don't want to buy a car or who can't get financing. >> Driving-taxi and rideshare

HEADLINEHoteliers get millions to hire newcomers
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Canadian HR Reporter
DATE
Aug 08, 2018
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Canada's hoteliers recently received a boost from the federal government to help them integrate more newcomers into the $41.2-billion-per-year industry. >> Hospitality

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CBC News
DATE
Aug 05, 2018
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Peace By Chocolate now employs 25 people and is in the process of hiring 25 more to keep up with demand. >> Food processing and production; Entrepreneurship

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CTV News
DATE
Aug 05, 2018
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In addition to the typical hurdles recent refugees to Canada face such as language and cultural differences, those who want to start a business in their new country face unique challenges, including difficulties securing credit because they lack credit history or collateral. >> Catering; Construction; Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEImmigration strategy may be overlooking foreign childhood educators already here (CBC News, Aug 3/18).
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CBC News
DATE
Aug 03, 2018
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There's a pool of foreign early childhood education students already in Nova Scotia who are training or who have recently graduated. Some won't qualify to stay because of a policy blunder. >> Early childhood care and development

HEADLINEProvince removes barriers for refugees seeking driver’s licences (CTV News, Calgary, July 29/18)
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CTV News
DATE
Jul 29, 2018
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The Alberta government is moving ahead with a plan that will remove a major roadblock that many new refugees face when they first come to Canada and need to provide for their family. >> Driving-local delivery; Driving-long and short haul; Driving-taxi and rideshare

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Globe & Mail
DATE
Jul 29, 2018
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Less than a year ago, Slieman al-Jasem had never cleaned a fish. Now, he's the protégé of a veteran Great Lakes fisherman trying to keep a Prince Edward County processing operation alive. >> Food processing and production; Entrepreneurship

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Global News
DATE
Jul 26, 2018
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"I love to cook and I want everyone to try Syrian cooking and to know that it's very delicious." >> Catering; Women

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Hamilton Spectator
DATE
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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Commercial Driver HQ
DATE
Jul 23, 2018
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Lyft & Uber driver insurance can be a confusing process. Most rideshare drivers assume companies like Uber or Lyft have an insurance policy in place that covers them. They may also think that their own car insurance company will back them up. >> Driving-taxi and rideshare

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Ottawa Citizen
DATE
Jul 23, 2018
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The story of a Syrian refugee newcomer to Ottawa, who is one of the first to open his own business, a furniture upholstery business. >> Retail; Sewing; Entrepreneurship

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Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia
DATE
Jul 19, 2018
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There is a shortage of family doctors in Nova Scotia, but international medical graduates (IMGs) struggle to find opportunities to get licensed here. >> Health care

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York Region dot com
DATE
Jul 09, 2018
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The story of a Syrian refugee who started a landscaping business in Markham. >> Landscaping; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEMock Interviews by Cinnzeo Bakeries a Way to Support Newcomers and Source Talent  (Jun. 28/18, Hire Immigrants) (About a bakery in Calgary, AB.)