Media Stories

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MEDIA
DATE
EXCERPT
HEADLINEEngineer fled war and racism to find community in Canada (CBC, April 21/18.)
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Apr 21, 2018
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A refugee newcomer to Calgary, who was a university professor in Burundi, was able to quickly complete a qualification exam and despite limited English experience, was able to register with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta. He went on to complete a master's in civil engineering to legitimize his credentials and restarted a company he founded in Burundi: Technosol Engineering. >> Engineering; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEEngineer Kuol Majak: a journey of loss, hope, learning and success (Canadian Fuels Association, Mar. 15/18)
MEDIA
Canadian Fuels Association
DATE
Mar 15, 2018
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A newcomer to New Brunswick from war-torn Sudan has triumphed over daunting odds to become a process engineer at the Irving Oil Refiner in Saint John. >> Engineering

HEADLINE
MEDIA
CTV
DATE
Dec 11, 2017
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It's been two years of adjusting to Canadian life and Canadian winters for those who arrived on the first plane of Syrian refugees. CTVNews.ca has the full interview with one engineering student about his 'amazing' two years. >> Engineering

HEADLINEAn immigrant success story: Erkan Ucargonul
MEDIA
New Canadians
DATE
Aug 14, 2017
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Erkan had applied to jobs for 18 arduous months with little to no response. He even enrolled in a short term engineering program but to no avail. That's when he heard of Humber's Engineering Software Skills Enhancement (ESSE) bridging program. >> Engineering; Bridging

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MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Jun 28, 2017
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Two Syrian-Armenian brothers grew up in Aleppo when it was a safe haven for their families. Today, at their Vaughn factory, they offer a fresh start for a new generation of Syrian-Armenian refugees after Aleppo became the most dangerous battleground in Syria. >> Engineering

Programs & Events

Sectors:
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Type:
Work-specific language training
Organizers:
ACCES Employment
Location(s):
GTA-West, GTA-North, Mississauga, North York
Start Date:
Ongoing
Minimum CLB:
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Sectors:
Conservation, Engineering, Environmental science
Type:
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Organizers:
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Location(s):
GTA-North, North York, Vaughan
Start Date:
Ongoing
Minimum CLB:
7
Sectors:
Accounting and finance, Banking & finance, Engineering, Health care, Hospitality, IT (Information technology), Teaching, Technology
Type:
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Organizers:
Laboratory for Artistic Intelligence
Location(s):
GTA-Central, Toronto-central
Start Date:
Not yet confirmed or scheduled
Minimum CLB:
4

Work to Consider

Project management

This guide for newcomers outlines the process for project manager certification; level of English proficiency required; financial assistance available; training and employment programs; and compensation ranges.