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CBC
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May 12, 2020
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There are concerns about the impact Alberta's relaunch could have on vulnerable workers including those employed in lower-paying sectors with little job security. >> COVID-19-related

HEADLINEQuebec relies on hundreds of asylum seekers in long-term care’s battle against COVID-19
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CBC
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May 08, 2020
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Asylum seekers make up a large portion of the "guardian angels" Quebec Premier François Legault has praised in his daily briefings — the orderlies, or préposées aux bénéficiaires (PABs), working in long-term care homes — who have no guarantee they'll be allowed to stay in Canada. >> COVID-19-related; Health care; Personal care

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Toronto Star
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May 08, 2020
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Ontario has discriminated against refugee drivers by requiring them to get government documents from the country they fled authenticated, in order to fast-track their licencing, a tribunal has ruled. The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decision means refugees in the province are immediately exempt from the one-year waiting period for the G2 exit test, as long as they can produce a valid licence from their country of origin.>> Driving-local delivery; Driving-taxi and rideshare.

HEADLINEThe Results Are In for the Sharing Economy. They Are Ugly.
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New York Times
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May 07, 2020
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Lyft, Uber and Airbnb depend on travel, vacations and gatherings. That’s a problem when much of the world is staying home. >> COVID-19-related; Driving-taxi and rideshare.

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CBC Radio
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May 07, 2020
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A new video called 'Je Me Souviendrai' brings together voices of essential workers here in Quebec. It was created to raise awareness about the contribution newcomers and refugees are making in the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic. One its creators, Fabrice Vil, spoke to Breakaway's Alison Brunette about why these frontline workers need to be recognized. >> COVID-19-related; Health care; Security

HEADLINEColleges and universities quietly preparing to take all classes online this fall amid COVID-19
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Toronto Star
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May 04, 2020
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Ontario colleges and universities hope students can attend classes on campus this fall — but professors have been told to prepare for online learning. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the move to virtual learning until the end of the year, at least, is required to ensure staff and student safety — but it’s also a move fraught with uncertainty.>> COVID-19-related; Bridging; OSLT.

HEADLINESecurity guards in high demand, face more stress on job during COVID-19 pandemic
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Globe & Mail
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May 03, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred an enormous demand for security guards, whose job descriptions have been expanded to include temperature checks, grocery store crowd control and – in at least one case – removing bodies from a morgue. But would-be guards can’t take licence tests because government offices are closed. >> COVID-19-related; Security

HEADLINERestaurants try to stay afloat as rent relief falls short
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Globe & Mail
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May 02, 2020
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The federal government’s recent announcement of a large-scale rent-relief program seemed to offer what restaurants had been asking for, but many are discovering that the program may not be enough – and in some cases may not help at all. >> COVID-19-related; Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEAsona Fagan is a personal support worker. PSWs are on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19 in long-term care home settings. GTA Until COVID-19 hit, PSWs went virtually unnoticed. That’s changed and some say we have a lot of lessons to learn about the trials they face
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Toronto Star
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May 01, 2020
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Support workers, many of whom are ethnic minorities, help dress, feed, clean and toilet residents, tasks that many Canadians, even the families of the frail, find unpleasant. They occupy the lowest rung of the health-care professional ladder and get little glory and recognition for looking after society’s most vulnerable people. Advocates say it’s overdue that personal support workers are afforded the same safeguards and oversight other workers receive. >> COVID-19-related; Personal care; Health care.

HEADLINEParamount’s Mohamad Fakih on the future of restaurants after the pandemic
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Globe & Mail
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May 01, 2020
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Mohamad Fakih lived through civil war in Lebanon, and came to Canada with $1,200 in his pocket. But the worst experience of his life, he says, was the first few days after restaurants were forced to close to limit the spread of COVID-19. >> COVID-19-related; Restaurant; Entrepreneurship.

HEADLINEAs businesses in Ontario reopen they’ll need to follow these rules
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Toronto Star
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Apr 30, 2020
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Premier Doug Ford and Labour Minister Monte McNaughton unveiled scores of new rules and regulations that businesses will have to abide by once health officials deem it safe to reopen. >> COVID-19-related; Entrepreneurship.

HEADLINEOne in seven Ontarians who tested positive for COVID-19 are health-care workers
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Toronto Star
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Apr 29, 2020
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One in seven Ontario residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 are health-care workers, a rate that is steadily rising, provincial data reveals. That puts Ontario at one of the highest rates of health-care worker infection worldwide. >> COVID-19-related; Health care; Personal care.

HEADLINEProvince expands pandemic pay increases to more front-line workers including paramedics, public health nurses
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Toronto Star
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Apr 29, 2020
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The province has expanded the $4 an hour pay increase to more front-line workers combating COVID-19. Paramedics, public health nurses and addictions and mental health workers in hospitals and congregate care settings, and respiratory therapists will now be eligible to receive the expanded pandemic pay. The pandemic pay was initially announced Saturday and eligible workers included staff working in long-term care and retirement homes, emergency shelters, supportive housing, social services congregate care settings, corrections institutions and youth justice facilities, home and community care providers, and some staff in hospitals.>> COVID-19-related; Health care; Nursing

HEADLINEWebsite to help hospitality workers cover basic needs amid COVID-19
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Toronto.com
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Apr 29, 2020
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Toronto's Hospitality Workers Training Centre (HWTC) has shifted its efforts from training service industry workers to helping them cover their basic needs during the COVID-19 outbreak in Ontario. The Rapid Response Centre offers a suite of free online resources and support for hospitality and food and beverage workers left unemployed or precariously employed by the pandemic.>> COVID-19-related; Hospitality; Restaurant

HEADLINEPandemic complicates life for hundreds of refugees hoping to stay in Sudbury
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CBC
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Apr 24, 2020
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An estimated 500 refugees, most from Africa, came north to Sudbury in recent months because the wait list for social housing was much shorter than in southern Ontario. Immigration system still working during the pandemic, but much slower than before... Experiences of two newcomers in the fields of personal support worker and security described. >> COVID-19-related; Health care; Security.

HEADLINECOVID-19 wreaking havoc on Canada’s hospitality industry, MPs told
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Toronto Star
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Apr 23, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused carnage for restaurants and hotels in Canada, MPs on the House of Commons finance committee heard Thursday.... But it’s not just businesses in the hospitality sector that are suffering. >> COVID-19-related; Hospitality; Restaurant; Entrepreneurship.

HEADLINEToronto is knocked down but not out by COVID-19
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Daily Commercial News
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Apr 22, 2020
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Following little change (-3,400 jobs) in February, employment in the Toronto census metro area dropped by an unprecedented -72,000 jobs in March. [These numbers significantly underestimate the actual drop in hiring.] The combination of this sharp drop in hiring and a 54,000 shrinkage of the labour force pushed the metro area’s unemployment rate up from 5.4% to 6.0%, a 10-month high. COVID-19-related; Construction

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CBC
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Apr 21, 2020
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Two Syrian newcomers describe how they're dealing with job losses and uncertainty and their feelings of anxiety and unease, as a reminder of living in Syria in 2011, during the civil war. >> COVID-19-related.

HEADLINECanada’s manufacturing heartland faces ‘bumpy road’ back, uncertain future after COVID-19
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CBC
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Apr 16, 2020
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With the novel coronavirus still wreaking havoc on health care systems and interventions to slow its spread choking the economy, Canada's manufacturers are simultaneously riding out an unprecedented shock while also planning for an uncertain future. >> COVID-19-related; Manufacturing.

HEADLINEOttawa expands interest-free loan program to more businesses
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Globe & Mail
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Apr 16, 2020
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The federal government is expanding its Canada Emergency Business Account to allow more companies to qualify for interest-free loans of as much as $40,000 and will launch a new rent-relief program for Canadian companies affected by the pandemic. >> COVID-19-related; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINECanada Goose increasing production of medical gear, reopens more factories
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Toronto Star
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Apr 09, 2020
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Canada Goose Holdings Inc. is moving to increase its domestic production of personal protective equipment for health-care workers across Canada. >> Sewing.

HEADLINEForeign workers in these 10 occupations can now be hired faster
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CIC News
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Apr 08, 2020
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Employers hiring foreign workers in 10 agriculture, food processing, and trucking occupations can now skip past a time-consuming step in the work permit process. Canada is now waiving the advertising requirement for the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in certain high priority occupations. >> Driving-long and short haul; Farming; Food processing and production.

HEADLINEFederal small business loan program set to launch Thursday, but wage subsidy faces political impasse
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Globe & Mail
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Apr 08, 2020
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A $25-billion federal loan program for small business is ready to launch but the government and opposition parties are at odds over legislative plans to pass separate wage subsidies for businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The country’s largest banks will start taking applications for no-interest loans of up to $40,000 for small businesses starting on April 9, 2020.>> COVID-19-related.

HEADLINEEight U.K. Doctors Died From Coronavirus. All Were Immigrants.
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New York Times
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Apr 08, 2020
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For a country ripped apart in recent years by Brexit and the anti-immigrant movement that birthed it, the deaths of the eight doctors — from Egypt, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Sudan — attest to the extraordinary dependence of Britain’s treasured health service on workers from abroad. It is a story tinged with racism, as white, British doctors have largely dominated the prestigious disciplines while foreign doctors have typically found work in places and practices that are apparently putting them on the dangerous front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. >> COVID-19-related; Health care

HEADLINEOntario to increase inspections at construction sites and grocery stores to ensure workers are safe
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Toronto Star
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Apr 08, 2020
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The Ontario government is increasing labour inspections at construction sites and supermarkets to ensure workers are safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. >> Construction; Retail; COVID-19-related

HEADLINEProvince recruiting retired, internationally trained healthcare workers in fight against coronavirus
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CityNews
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Apr 07, 2020
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The Province of Ontario is now actively recruiting healthcare workers, including retired and internationally educated professionals in the fight against coronavirus, in an attempt to boost frontline capacity at hospitals, clinics and assessment centres. A new online portal called Health Workforce Matching Portal will help match health care professionals including students and volunteers with suitable experience with potential employers. >> Health care; COVID-19-related.

HEADLINEWith workers at home, feds eye ways to fast-track training program, groups say
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Toronto Star
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Apr 04, 2020
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The federal government is looking at ways to speed-up the introduction of skills-training help for out-of-work Canadians... The training help was scheduled to arrive at the end of the year in the form of an annual tax credit and time off through the employment insurance system for workers that wanted to upgrade their skills, or learn something new to help their job hunt… Now, the conversations have turned to how to use the economic shutdown from COVID-19 as a catalyst to speed up the training benefit’s introduction, says Paul Davidson, president of Universities Canada. >> COVID-19-related.

HEADLINESome internationally trained doctors can apply for 30-day Ontario licence to fight COVID-19
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CBC
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Apr 03, 2020
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International medical graduates who've passed their exams to practise in Canada, or have graduated from school in the past two years, can now apply for a supervised 30-day medical licence in Ontario to help fight COVID-19. Provision covering licences was triggered last month, but few have applied so far. >> COVID-19-related; Health care.

HEADLINEOne in 10 restaurants are now closed forever — and many say the industry will never be the same
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Toronto Star
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Apr 03, 2020
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Long-time workers in the industry say when this is all over, the food service industry will have drastically changed in ways both good and bad. Many restaurants, especially small ones owned by chefs or families, will have closed, impacting their suppliers as well. But workers hope some of the vulnerabilities of their industry will be remedied. >> COVID-19-related; Restaurant; Entrepreneurship.

HEADLINE‘We want to join this fight’: Immigrant physicians make plea to serve on front lines of COVID-19
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CTV
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Apr 03, 2020
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“In 2018, there were about 300 immigrant healthcare professionals that moved to Calgary. About 70 of those were physicians and nearly half of them came from a refugee background,” he said. “Right now there is a shortage of doctors across Canada. We have one of the lowest doctor-to-population ratios in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), but there’s opportunities to reconsider how we’re licensing immigrant doctors.” >> Health care; COVID-19-related

HEADLINEDelivery drivers launch 0-million class action suit against Pizza Nova
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Toronto Star
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Apr 02, 2020
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Canadian pizza chain Pizza Nova is facing a multimillion-dollar class action claiming its independently owned franchises misclassified delivery drivers as independent contractors and failed to pay them minimum wage. In what the lawsuit calls a “systemic breach” of provincial employment laws, delivery drivers at 140 Pizza Nova stores across Ontario were denied “appropriate compensation” and protections because they were not classified as employees, according to the statement of claim. >> Driving-local delivery; Restaurant

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

HEADLINECare homes across Canada desperate for staff amid COVID-19 outbreak turn to librarians, museum workers
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Globe & Mail
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Apr 02, 2020
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Bruce County’s effort to turn librarians into nursing-home aides is just one example of the ways governments and the owners of long-term care and retirement facilities are scrambling to find extra staff as the new coronavirus sweeps through homes for seniors, sickening some front-line caregivers and frightening others away. >> COVID-19-related; Health care; Personal care.

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Toronto Star
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Apr 01, 2020
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Around the country, foreign-trained doctors and nurses and other health-care professionals, many with expertise in epidemiology, practise in resource-scare situations and experience in the Canadian health-care system, are petitioning provincial governments, offering their services and waiting to be able to contribute in the nation’s hour of need. >> Health care; COVID-19-related

HEADLINETheir work is keeping Canada safe. But they earn a fraction of the national average
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Toronto Star
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Mar 31, 2020
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Not specifically about newcomers, but very applicable... From food processing to warehouses to delivery services, the workers deemed essential to maintaining the country’s vital supply chain are significantly more likely to be low-wage and racialized compared to the rest of the labour market, according to new statistics from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

HEADLINEJustin Trudeau promises to pay 75 per cent of wages for hundreds of thousands of Canadians
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Toronto Star
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Mar 30, 2020
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The federal government has promised to pay the wages of hundreds of thousands of Canadian workers in an extraordinary move to help nurse the economy through the COVID-19 crisis. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that Ottawa’s promised wage subsidy program will now apply to all firms, big and small, that have suffered a sharp revenue loss because of the impact of the virus. >> COVID-19-related

HEADLINELift barriers to accredit foreign-educated doctors quickly, report’s author urges
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CBC
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Mar 30, 2020
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The number of doctors available to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic could be increased if the government or regulatory bodies would cut red tape so foreign-educated doctors could get accredited more quickly, according to a report released Monday. >> Health care; COVID-19-related

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MEDIA
Globe & Mail
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Mar 27, 2020
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In little more than a week, Ottawa has launched two emergency income relief programs totalling $15-billion, scrapped them, and then introduced a $40-billion replacement that upends decades of employment insurance rules... The federal government projects that four million workers will apply for the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), which will pay $2,000 a month for four months to individuals who have lost income because of the novel coronavirus. >> COVID-19-related

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MEDIA
Globe & Mail
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Mar 27, 2020
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As hundreds of thousands of Canadians join the ranks of the unemployed amid the continuing COVID-19 epidemic, some companies are seeing increased demand – and hiring accordingly... Among those hiring are Walmart Canada, Amazon and Dollarama, along with some grocery and drug store chains, medical supply makers, some cleaning and security services and IT firms that enable remote work. >> COVID-19-related; Food processing and production; security; retail

HEADLINECoronavirus Q&A: Toronto employment lawyer answered your questions about worker rights and insurance during COVID-19
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Toronto Star
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Mar 27, 2020
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Toronto labour and employment lawyer Hermie Abraham answered Star reader questions about workers’ rights. Over 75 questions were answered in the session, so we’ve compiled a Q&A table of contents regarding workers rights and COVID-19 — from the rights of laid-off workers to childcare concerns.>> COVID-19-related

HEADLINESome employers are asking workers to take pay cuts or use vacation for sick days. Can they?
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Toronto Star
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Mar 25, 2020
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With employers asking their employees to take a pay reduction or face lay off, take banked vacation if they miss work due to illness in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, some workers are wondering what will happen to them in the name of cost reduction and what their rights are. >> COVID-19-related

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MEDIA
Globe & Mail
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Mar 25, 2020
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The federal government announced Wednesday a new benefit, called the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), to help those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. This new plan combines the two benefits the government announced last week – the Emergency Care Benefit and the Emergency Support Benefit. The single benefit is designed to make it easier for people to apply and receive money, including contract workers and the self-employed.. >> COVID-19-related

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MEDIA
Globe & Mail
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Mar 25, 2020
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Employers typically can’t impose temporary layoffs unless they have a contractual right to do so (through collective agreements in unionized workplaces or individual employment contracts) or, in some seasonal or cyclical industries such as construction, an implied right based on past practices. Without a contract, the law generally requires companies to pay fired workers a severance, not simply send them home with no pay and a promise it will be temporary. But legal experts say the widespread disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak could provide justification for employers to use temporary layoffs despite having no contractual right. >> COVID-19-related

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MEDIA
Reuters
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Mar 25, 2020
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Five years ago the arrival of a wave of refugees caused much consternation and fueled support for Germany’s far-right. Now, the country is turning to its migrant community to plug an anticipated shortage of medical staff battling the coronavirus.. >> Health care; COVID-19-related.

HEADLINEDo I have to work during the coronavirus outbreak? A labour relations expert weighs in
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Toronto Star
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Mar 24, 2020
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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to shape the economy, one expert is reminding Canadians that they have the right to refuse unsafe work under the country’s labour code. >> COVID-19-related

HEADLINEHelp Wanted: Grocery Stores, Pizza Chains and Amazon Are Hiring
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New York Times
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Mar 22, 2020
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Surging demand for critical products has created an immediate need for more workers, forcing some companies to alter normal hiring practices. >> Retail; Warehouse; COVID-19-related

HEADLINEUnions urge federal, Ontario governments to protect construction workers during pandemic
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Globe & Mail
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Mar 22, 2020
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Labour leaders are calling on the federal and Ontario governments to take immediate steps to protect the health and safety of construction workers across Canada during the coronavirus pandemic. The Laborers' International Union of North America (LiUNA) says there is no protocol for dealing with the pandemic on construction sites, including following the advice of health experts for hand hygiene and social distancing. >> Construction; COVID-19-related

HEADLINEGrocery chains go on hiring spree to cope with surging demand due to coronavirus
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Globe & Mail
DATE
Mar 20, 2020
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Grocery stores are stepping up their efforts to hire temporary workers to cope with a surge in demand on store services as a result of the new coronavirus. >> Retail; COVID-19 emergency aid

HEADLINEThe Delivery Workers Who Risk Their Health to Bring You Food
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New York Times
DATE
Mar 19, 2020
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Demand for home delivery is rising, and New Yorkers barricaded in their homes are leaning more and more on a largely immigrant work force. >> Driving-local delivery; COVID-19-related

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MEDIA
CTV
DATE
Mar 19, 2020
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The closure of many retailers, public spaces and services as the country self-isolates for the foreseeable future is putting so much pressure on those companies still operating that many say they have to hire to keep up. Companies Ltd.and Shoppers drug Mart are among those hiring. >> Pharmacy; Retail; Warehouse; COVID-19-related

HEADLINERefugees, new Canadians struggling to feed children during pandemic, advocates say
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CBC
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Mar 19, 2020
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Feeding their children has become even more of a struggle for Edmonton refugees and newer Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic, say the advocates trying to help them... Financial assistance is on the way, the province says. This week the Alberta government unveiled a $60-million emergency fund that will be provided to help social services organizations respond to critical needs. >> COVID-19-related

HEADLINESome of our most undervalued workers now among our most valuable as pandemic forces rethink of what jobs are critical
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Toronto Star
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Mar 19, 2020
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COVID-19 is highlighting how much we depend on a whole constellation of ... humble occupations. Millions of so-called “low skill” workers are ... indispensable to our well-being, possibly even our survival. And unlike those of us who can work from home and make other adjustments to survive the lockdown, these workers can’t. They have to keep working: both to earn income (most wouldn’t even qualify for Employment Insurance), and to serve us. >> Driving-local delivery; Early childhood care and development; Restaurant; Retail; COVID-19-related

HEADLINEPandemic Erodes Gig Economy Work
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New York Times
DATE
Mar 18, 2020
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Gig companies promoted their flexible hours as an economic lifeline for workers. In the coronavirus outbreak, it has been anything but. >> Driving-local delivery; Driving-taxi and rideshare; COVID-19-related.

HEADLINEHow to apply for EI and COVID-19 emergency benefits
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CBC
DATE
Mar 18, 2020
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Who qualifies for EI? How do I apply? What if I don't qualify for EI? >> COVID-19-related

HEADLINEIncome cut off? Here’s how to access the aid you need
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Toronto Star
DATE
Mar 18, 2020
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What aid can you get if you’re sick or quarantined? Who is eligible for EI? What if I got laid off but I’m not sick or in quarantine? COVID-19 relief measures: For People; What if I run my own business and I’ve had to close down? How long will it take to be paid? >>COVID-19-related.

HEADLINEThey Clean the Buildings Workers Are Fleeing. But Who’s Protecting Them?
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New York Times
DATE
Mar 18, 2020
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Janitors are going into offices to battle the invisible germs that threaten public health, sometimes without adequate protection or information about what they are facing. So many, if not most, are immigrants. >> COVID-19-related.

HEADLINEFord government aims to protect jobs during COVID-19 crisis
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Toronto Sun
DATE
Mar 18, 2020
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The province is moving to introduce legislation to protect jobs and waive the necessity to provide medical notes for sick leave during the COVID-19 crisis. The proposed legislation would cover workers in isolation or quarantine and those who have to be away from the job to care for children because of school or daycare issues.>> COVID-19-related

HEADLINEDespite coronavirus, Canada needs immigrants
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CIC News
DATE
Mar 16, 2020
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Why it makes sense for Canada to maintain high immigration levels in time of crisis... While Canada welcomes immigrants to help fill immediate job vacancies, its immigration policies are also meant to strengthen the country’s economic standing years and decades from now. This means that even if newcomers arrive during an economic downturn, Canada expects the same newcomers to be catalysts for economic growth in the future.

HEADLINECanadian employers awarded for exemplary work with newcomers
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CIC News
DATE
Mar 13, 2020
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Four Canadian companies were recognized for helping immigrants find work and settle into their communities. The four are: Glen Haven Manor— New Glasgow, Nova Scotia; KPMG in Canada— Toronto, Ontario; MUFG Fund Services Ltd.— Halifax, Nova Scotia; and White Hat Drycleaners and Commercial Laundry— Campbell River, B.C.

HEADLINEWhy Women May Face a Greater Risk of Catching Coronavirus
MEDIA
New York Times
DATE
Mar 12, 2020
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Health experts worry that the roles women hold in society, such as nurses or caregivers, place them squarely in the virus’s path. >> COVID-19-related; women

HEADLINEFormer Syrian refugee uses tailoring skills to stitch together new life in N.S.
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CTV
DATE
Mar 10, 2020
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Last year, a former Syrian refugee decided to open a tailoring shop at the mall in Bridgewater, N.S. With his tailoring business doing well, his company started growing. >> Fashion; Sewing; Entrepreneurship.

HEADLINEDream Maker Ventures Launches Network to Connect Underrepresented Founders, Funders
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Betakit
DATE
Mar 06, 2020
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Dream Network has officially launched, with the aim of connecting underrepresented founders, including refugee and other newcomers, with potential investment opportunities. The network encompasses a number of different programs and initiatives, all focused around building opportunities for founders that often face barriers to raising capital. It is also bringing together organizations like Jumpstart, #MoveTheDial, The Big Push, and CIX, which will be sources of programming, and has a heavy angel investor component that includes Angel Investors Ontario, Maple Leaf Angels, Equation Angels, and NACO.

HEADLINEHow do we know if immigrants are succeeding in Canada’s economy?
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CIC News
DATE
Mar 06, 2020
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The traditional approach of measuring the performance of immigrants in Canada’s economy can be misleading. Three reasons why income is a misleading indicator of economic integration.

HEADLINENew Toronto barber shop marks a fresh beginning for Syrian refugee
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BlogTO
DATE
Feb 24, 2020
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The story of one men's grooming salon in Toronto goes deeper than just the good news of a new business opening. The establishment's owner says he's now living his dream with his eponymous shop which he's opened in what was formerly a hair salon he worked at in Scarborough. >> Hairstyling, Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEMuseum hires refugees as docents to help visitors see exhibits from a new perspective
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CNN
DATE
Feb 23, 2020
EXCERPT

Docents at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia have not always reflected its diverse, vibrant collection. A new program at the University of Pennsylvania-affiliated museum, called Global Guides aims to change that. >> Arts and entertainment

HEADLINENursing home finds ‘amazing’ new hires at refugee camp in Kenya
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CBC
DATE
Feb 21, 2020
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A Nova Scotia nursing home believes it's found part of the solution to a staff shortage: It looked for candidates at a Kenyan refugee camp and has extended 11 job offers. >> Nursing

HEADLINEStudents, newcomers advised to think safety when entering the workforce
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Toronto Star
DATE
Feb 20, 2020
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Amid the typical criteria of job seekers such as location, compensation and opportunity, an often overlooked aspect of the job search is workplace safety, as the injury rate for new workers — regardless of age — is three to four times higher in the first month on a job than the normal rate. >> Youth

HEADLINE‘There is not opportunities for you’: Immigrants want more than entry-level jobs
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CBC
DATE
Feb 17, 2020
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Many immigrants leave New Brunswick because there are no employment opportunities beyond entry-level jobs. A new Instagram account called jobinclusionnb was created to share stories of immigrant workers and of companies that have embraced them.

HEADLINEOur economy depends on the success of newcomers
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Toronto Star
DATE
Feb 10, 2020
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When newcomers with professional skills, experience and qualifications arrive in Canada, they often face barriers to success. The Ontario government’s fall economic and fiscal update emphasized the importance of immigration to the province’s labour needs.

HEADLINETrump is turning Canada into a haven for the world’s best and brightest
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Maclean’s
DATE
Feb 06, 2020
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Well-educated professionals from Nigeria are turning their eyes to Canada after the U.S. expanded its visa and travel bans.

HEADLINE‘So lucky that I ended up in Winkler’: New Canadian says community is key to making new life in smaller cities
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CBC
DATE
Feb 04, 2020
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Inspired by the feasts they would serve to visiting friends, a married couple who settled in the small community of Winkler, Manitoba in 2009 and 2011, took the plunge last year and opened their own Filipino restaurant, Cucina Filipinas. The mayor of Winkler, says success stories like theirs were possible because "the acceptance of the immigrant community has been absolutely phenomenal." >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

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

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MEDIA
Policy Options
DATE
Jan 30, 2020
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An investigation of the challenges and exploration of what makes private refugee sponsorship successful. The research is based upon interviews with 34 key informants in Toronto, including sponsors from sponsorship groups, settlement sector staff and volunteers and Sponsorship Agreement Holders, which are organizations with signed government agreements to oversee the sponsorship and resettlement of refugees in their community.

HEADLINERegina bakery supplies pitas for all of Saskatchewan — and beyond
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Jan 28, 2020
EXCERPT

The story of a newcomer who opened Amado's Pita, a Lebanese restaurant, bakery and grocery store in Regina, in 2005. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship.

HEADLINESyrian immigrant hoping to give back to community with new restaurant in London
MEDIA
Global News
DATE
Jan 24, 2020
EXCERPT

Starting over in a new city is not easy, let alone an entirely new country, but a newcomer from Syria is proving that with a little help and determination, anything is possible. >> Restaurant, Entrepreneurship

HEADLINE‘Levelled the playing field’: Alberta regulator puts immigrant engineers on equal ground
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Jan 21, 2020
EXCERPT

One in every two immigrants with an engineering degree is working in the field, compared to two-thirds of their Canadian-born counterparts with the same level of education, according to a recent Statistics Canada study. >> Engineering

HEADLINE
MEDIA
CTV
DATE
Jan 15, 2020
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
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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MEDIA
Kitchener Record
DATE
Jan 15, 2020
EXCERPT

Artists Among Us: Arriving in Kitchener an artistic rebirth for Syrian refugee. >> Arts and entertainment

HEADLINEMontreal aims to break down barriers for immigrants in the workplace
MEDIA
Montreal Gazette
DATE
Jan 15, 2020
EXCERPT

Montreal aims to break down barriers for immigrants in the workplace by encouraging employers to favour diversity in their workforces by making it a company value and requiring managers to implement inclusive policies.

HEADLINESeeing things differently
MEDIA
CBC News
DATE
Jan 13, 2020
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Jan 12, 2020
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
CBC News
DATE
Jan 12, 2020
EXCERPT

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.
MEDIA
Christian Science Monitor
DATE
Jan 08, 2020
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
Globe & Mail
DATE
Jan 05, 2020
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
Forbes
DATE
Jan 03, 2020
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Jan 03, 2020
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Jan 03, 2020
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
Globe & Mail
DATE
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
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Dec 31, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
The Christian Science Monitor
DATE
Dec 27, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
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.
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
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
MEDIA
Cities of Migration
DATE
Dec 19, 2019
EXCERPT

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.
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Dec 19, 2019
EXCERPT

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.
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Dec 16, 2019
EXCERPT

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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MEDIA
CTV
DATE
Dec 15, 2019
EXCERPT

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.
MEDIA
CTV
DATE
Dec 13, 2019
EXCERPT

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.
MEDIA
NPR
DATE
Dec 11, 2019
EXCERPT

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.
MEDIA
Forbes
DATE
Dec 11, 2019
EXCERPT

Jim Estill, of Guelph, Ontario, is among those honoured by Forbes for the help he has given to refugee newcomers.

HEADLINE
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Dec 11, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
Winnipeg Free Press
DATE
Dec 09, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
CIC News
DATE
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
MEDIA
Niagara This Week.com
DATE
Dec 04, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
The Chronicle Herald
DATE
Dec 04, 2019
EXCERPT

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? .
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Dec 04, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
iPolitics
DATE
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
MEDIA
WES
DATE
Dec 01, 2019
EXCERPT

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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MEDIA
Talent Beyond Boundaries
DATE
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
MEDIA
New York Times
DATE
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’
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Nov 28, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
CTV
DATE
Nov 27, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Nov 25, 2019
EXCERPT

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.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Nov 21, 2019
EXCERPT

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.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
NPR
DATE
Nov 20, 2019
EXCERPT

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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MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Nov 19, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
Winnipeg Free Press
DATE
Nov 18, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Nov 16, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Nov 16, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Nov 10, 2019
EXCERPT

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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MEDIA
CIC News
DATE
Nov 08, 2019
EXCERPT

BDC study shows more immigrants are starting businesses in Canada. >> Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Windmill Microlending
DATE
Nov 07, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
CTV
DATE
Nov 02, 2019
EXCERPT

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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MEDIA
UNHCR
DATE
Nov 01, 2019
EXCERPT

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”!).

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Oct 31, 2019
EXCERPT

Many newcomers receive multiple offers at Thursday's event at Toronto's Metro Hall. >> Job fair/Hiring event

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
New York Times
DATE
Oct 28, 2019
EXCERPT

“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. .

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CNN
DATE
Oct 26, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
Waterloo Region Record
DATE
Oct 25, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
Smart Trucking
DATE
Oct 24, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Oct 23, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
The London Free Press
DATE
Oct 15, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Oct 14, 2019
EXCERPT

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
DATE
Oct 10, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Oct 10, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINE
MEDIA
CTV News
DATE
Oct 09, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Oct 08, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINE
HEADLINEThe boss who rescued 300 Syrian refugees
MEDIA
BBC
DATE
Oct 07, 2019
EXCERPT

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.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Oct 06, 2019
EXCERPT

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.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Globe & Mail
DATE
Oct 05, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
Univerity of Toronto Magazine
DATE
Oct 02, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Sep 27, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Sep 26, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Sep 25, 2019
EXCERPT

“[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.”

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Guelph Today.com
DATE
Sep 24, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Refuge
DATE
Sep 23, 2019
EXCERPT

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.

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Refuge
DATE
Sep 23, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Sep 19, 2019
EXCERPT

Syrian refugee opens Alta.'s first flight simulation centre, after completing a government self-employment program. >> Arts and entertainment; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINE
MEDIA
CTV
DATE
Sep 19, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
Canadian Immigration Newsletter
DATE
Sep 18, 2019
EXCERPT

Saskatchewan significantly expands list of eligible in-demand occupations for Immigrant Nominee Program. More than 200 occupations may now be eligible after overhaul.

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Globe & Mail
DATE
Sep 18, 2019
EXCERPT

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.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Sep 10, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Sep 05, 2019
EXCERPT

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. .

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Sep 04, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
CityNews
DATE
Sep 04, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
The Chronicle Herald
DATE
Sep 03, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
Landscape Ontario.com
DATE
Sep 02, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
New York Times
DATE
Sep 01, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Global News
DATE
Aug 29, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Aug 29, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
CBC News
DATE
Aug 27, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Aug 26, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
Maclean’s
DATE
Aug 23, 2019
EXCERPT

It’s been four years since three-year-old Alan Kurdi died. Since then, borders have slammed shut and promises have been broken.

HEADLINE
MEDIA
New York Times
DATE
Aug 23, 2019
EXCERPT

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.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
The Globe and Mail
DATE
Aug 23, 2019
EXCERPT

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.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
New York Times
DATE
Aug 23, 2019
EXCERPT

The once-swaggering company is losing more money and growing more slowly than ever. What happened? >> Driving-taxi and rideshare

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration
DATE
Aug 22, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
CBC News
DATE
Aug 20, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Aug 20, 2019
EXCERPT

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.

HEADLINE
MEDIA
New Canadians
DATE
Aug 19, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
CBC News
DATE
Aug 19, 2019
EXCERPT

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
MEDIA
New York Times
DATE
Aug 19, 2019
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINEWelding labour shortage draws government attention
MEDIA
Canadian HR Reporter
DATE
Jul 25, 2019
EXCERPT

Newcomer Welding Professional Credential Assessment (NWPCA) portal, to be developed by the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB), aims to help foreign welders gain credentials. The bilingual portal, which was started in February, 2019, will be launched as a pilot program in 18 months, in hopes of going fully operational in two years. >> Construction; Welding; Credentials

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
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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

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Cision
DATE
May 02, 2019
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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
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Cities of Migration
DATE
May 02, 2019
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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

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CBC
DATE
May 01, 2019
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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
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CTV
DATE
Apr 29, 2019
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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
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New York Times
DATE
Apr 29, 2019
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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.

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Halifax Chronicle Herald
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Apr 28, 2019
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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
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NPR
DATE
Apr 27, 2019
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Newcomer Kitchen in Toronto is bringing meals to displaced Syrian families in camps across the Middle East. >> Food processing and production

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MEDIA
CTV
DATE
Apr 23, 2019
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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

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Quartz
DATE
Apr 19, 2019
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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
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The Coast
DATE
Apr 18, 2019
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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
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CBC
DATE
Apr 16, 2019
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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

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Global Television
DATE
Apr 12, 2019
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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)
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Truck News
DATE
Apr 12, 2019
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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

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CBC
DATE
Apr 03, 2019
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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)

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

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

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Waterloo Region Record
DATE
Apr 01, 2019
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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
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Victoria Times Colonist
DATE
Mar 31, 2019
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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

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MEDIA
CTV
DATE
Mar 29, 2019
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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
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The Georgia Straight
DATE
Mar 28, 2019
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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.

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CBC
DATE
Mar 26, 2019
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Mariam Herro and Maryam Hamdo work with Tayybeh, a Syrian food company that started three years ago. >> Catering; Caterer; Women

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CBC
DATE
Mar 25, 2019
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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

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Toronto Star
DATE
Mar 23, 2019
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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)

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Orangeville dot com
DATE
Mar 19, 2019
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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

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CBC
DATE
Mar 18, 2019
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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
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CBC
DATE
Mar 15, 2019
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A look at how newcomer women can be better welcomed into our community. >> Women

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CBC
DATE
Mar 15, 2019
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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

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Toronto Star
DATE
Mar 14, 2019
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Pew Research Center study shows Canadians have the most favourable opinion of immigrants among the world’s top migrant destination countries.

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MEDIA
Financial Post
DATE
Mar 14, 2019
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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.

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CBC News
DATE
Mar 13, 2019
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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

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CBC News
DATE
Mar 13, 2019
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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
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Canadian HR Reporter
DATE
Mar 13, 2019
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Guide promotes inclusive workplaces, accommodation of cultural differences

HEADLINEQuebec’s plan to reduce immigration levels won’t help newcomers, study shows
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Toronto Star
DATE
Mar 13, 2019
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Quebec’s government plans to reduce immigration to about 40,000 this year, with the intended goal of better integrating newcomers.

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MEDIA
Yes Magazine
DATE
Mar 13, 2019
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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

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MEDIA
Tent
DATE
Mar 11, 2019
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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
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La Presse
DATE
Mar 11, 2019
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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.

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MEDIA
The Atlantic
DATE
Mar 06, 2019
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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

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CBC
DATE
Mar 05, 2019
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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.

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Toronto Star
DATE
Mar 02, 2019
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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.

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Toronto Star
DATE
Mar 02, 2019
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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)
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Truck News
DATE
Feb 27, 2019
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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

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Toronto Star
DATE
Feb 26, 2019
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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
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CBC
DATE
Feb 25, 2019
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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
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CBC
DATE
Feb 24, 2019
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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.

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

HEADLINEDemandeurs d’asile et CPE: Québec se tourne vers Ottawa
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La Presse
DATE
Feb 20, 2019
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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
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CBC
DATE
Feb 18, 2019
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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

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Times Columnist
DATE
Feb 17, 2019
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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.

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MEDIA
CTV
DATE
Feb 17, 2019
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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

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CBC
DATE
Feb 15, 2019
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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

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MEDIA
Fast Company
DATE
Feb 15, 2019
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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
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Winnipeg Free Press
DATE
Feb 14, 2019
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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

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MEDIA
CTV
DATE
Feb 13, 2019
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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
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The Ripple Refugee Project
DATE
Feb 13, 2019
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A blog post describing the efforts of a private refugee sponsorship group in Toronto, Canada.

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Toronto Star
DATE
Feb 13, 2019
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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’
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New York Times
DATE
Feb 12, 2019
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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
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Guelph Today.com
DATE
Feb 11, 2019
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On Monday, Canada’s Immigration minister Ahmed Hussen met with community stakeholders at the Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington office.

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MEDIA
in Brampton
DATE
Feb 09, 2019
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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
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Truck News
DATE
Feb 08, 2019
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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
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CBC
DATE
Feb 08, 2019
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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
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Toronto Star
DATE
Feb 08, 2019
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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
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Toronto Star
DATE
Feb 08, 2019
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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
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Toronto Star
DATE
Feb 08, 2019
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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
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Hire Immigrants
DATE
Feb 05, 2019
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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.

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Hire Immigrants.ca
DATE
Feb 04, 2019
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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.

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