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HEADLINEThis won’t hurt: the Syrian medics helped back to work by UK startups (The Guardian (London), Jan 16/19.)
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The Guardian (London)
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Jan 16, 2019
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All too often, Britain fails to use the valuable professional skills that refugees bring to the country, says Ammar Kalia. >> Health care

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CBC
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Jan 10, 2019
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Syrian refugees who settled in Edmonton struggled with learning English and finding employment, whether they were sponsored privately or by the federal government, says a University of Alberta researcher. >> Sponsorship

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CBC Radio
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Jan 02, 2019
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Not all of us can sponsor a refugee family. But just about anyone can be a friend. That’s the premise behind The Together Project. The program has matched almost 100 refugee families with volunteers. We talk to a couple of people who were matched six months ago.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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