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CBC Radio
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Oct 24, 2018
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Kitchener-Waterloo company, Bonfire, is among a handful of Canadian companies in the process of hiring skilled refugees currently living abroad, in association with U.S.-based Talent Beyond Boundaries. Kris Braun, director of engineering at Bonfire, was able to interview Mohammed Hakmi and offer him a job at Bonfire. >> IT (Information technology)

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Toronto Star
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Oct 12, 2018
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An internal immigration department document shows that, after 25 years in the country, a typical refugee is earning as much or more than the Canadian norm, which is about $45,000 a year. >> IT (Information technology)

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Migration Policy Institute Europe
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Oct 01, 2018
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Tech jobs, this analysis finds, are uniquely well-suited to the situation, skills, and needs of refugees. >> IT (Information technology)

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Sep 14, 2017
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Steps, gathered from experience, will help you to overcome the obstacles, and find the IT job you're looking for in Canada. >> IT (Information technology)

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Free Code Camp
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May 16, 2017
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HackYourFuture,program founded in the Netherlands and since expanded to Denmark and the UK, trains refugees to code in displacement camps, while thay are still awaiting resettlement. >> IT (Information technology)

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Communi-Tech News
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Jan 25, 2017
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A Syrian immigrant started his search for work at Tech Jam in 2015. Now he's a backend developer with Local Line. >> IT (Information technology)

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ACCES Employment
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Jul 06, 2016
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Saad Khan, a graduate of ACCES Employment's Entrepreneurship Connections, shares his story of coming to Canada, and the support he received from the program while starting his own business, Parosi. >> IT (Information technology); Entrepreneurship

Work to Consider

Information and Communications Technology

There is currently tremendous demand in Canada for talent in the information technology sector (commonly referred to as ICT, for “Information and Communications Technology”). There is no question that employers are keen to hire qualified newcomers. Immigrants already represent over 40% of the ICT workforce in Canada. However, while job opportunities are plentiful, newcomers may have some difficulty finding work, due to language proficiency or unfamiliarity with Canada’s workplace culture. Fortunately, there are many programs, training opportunities, job services, and job fairs that can help qualified newcomers find employment in this industry.

Tips & Leads

Bridging Programs: A Guide for Newcomers

Bridge training programs are for all immigrant newcomers (and not just refugees) who already have a combination of international post-secondary education and work experience, as well as a high level of English proficiency.