Media Stories

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MEDIA
DATE
EXCERPT
HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Mar 06, 2018
EXCERPT

After several years in refugee camps, where he was only able to work minimum-wage jobs, a Kurdish-Syrian man now has his own barber shop in Halifax. >> Hairstyling; Entrepreneurship

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MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Jan 30, 2018
EXCERPT

A Toronto barber says the growing popularity of his old-time trade should be cause for the Ontario government to modernize its hairstylist training regulations, rather than crack down on thriving businesses. >> Hairstyling; Entrepreneurship

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MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Oct 13, 2017
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The program is open to anyone with a Grade 12 education or equivalent, but it's expected to particularly help refugees, immigrants and people who live in remote areas. >> Hairstyling

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MEDIA
The Globe and Mail
DATE
Mar 26, 2014
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Compensation starts at about minimum wage but can soar into the six figures, depending on skill, experience and how well hairdressers market themselves to attract and retain clients. >> Hairstyling

Programs & Events

Sectors:
Hairstyling
Type:
Apprenticeship
Organizers:
Toronto District School Board (TDSB)
Location(s):
GTA-West, Etobicoke
Start Date:
Ongoing
Minimum CLB:
7

Work to Consider

Hairstylist

An overview of hairstyling, including as a barber, in the Province of Ontario, with discussion of occupations in this sector; types of employers; expected compensation; English speaking requirement; compulsory licensing and requirements and process to become licensed; opportunity for newcomers with evidence of sufficient prior international experience to proceed directly to the qualifying exam; training programs available; and links to stories in the media.

Tips & Leads

Training programs in various occupations

An overview of the different types of training programs available to refugee newcomers in the GTA, some of which are specifically tailored for their circumstances and others of which are targeted to all newcomers, or to all Canadians. The include bridge training programs for internationally-trained professionals, apprenticeships for skilled trades, shorter training programs, and enhanced Language Training (ELT) with skills training.