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

HEADLINESyrian surgeon working at hardware store despite N.S. doctor shortage
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CTV
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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

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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

HEADLINESettled in a strange land: What life is like in Canada for Syrian refugees
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Toronto Star
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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.

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

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

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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

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