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HEADLINEEthical fashion? These women offer a new pattern.
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Christian Science Monitor
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Jan 08, 2020
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Some critics voice concerns they never act on. When Hoda Katebi couldn’t find the kind of fashion company she wanted to do business with, she created it herself - an immigrant and refugee-run fashion production cooperative on Chicago’s North Side, called Blue Tin Production. How is her vision of a humane workplace playing out? >> Fashion. Sewing; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEHow Society Benefits If We Make It Easier For Refugees To Enter The Workforce
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Forbes
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Jan 03, 2020
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Having access to work is considered a human right, due in large part to its potential to allow us to flourish, experience satisfaction and fulfil our potential. As with people from all walks of life, meaningful work provides a wide range of physical and mental health benefits, while also helping to maintain the skills of the individual, and help them to integrate into their host community. Indeed, such gainful employment can help to advance the individual beyond an identity as an asylum seeker, and towards a meaningful member of the community. So how can this best be achieved?

HEADLINEWhy immigrant women are struggling to get work in Vancouver’s tech hub
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CBC
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Dec 31, 2019
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Women who are new immigrants in B.C. have an especially difficult time finding jobs in the tech sector, according to a Vancouver-based diversity and inclusion expert. 'Often, immigrant women who come in don't have the self-confidence or even the mindset to approach people that they don't know at all and form that first connection,' says co-founder of Immigrant and International Women in Science. >> IT (Information technology); Women

HEADLINEPrevious Canadian study and work experience help immigrants catch up on wages.
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Toronto Star
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Dec 16, 2019
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Not all immigrants face the same challenges in the Canadian job market, with those who had work experience in Canada prior to obtaining their permanent residence status reporting the highest earnings a year after admission to the country.

HEADLINESyrian refugee success story: How one family has economically integrated into society.
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CTV
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Dec 13, 2019
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Job-seeking help provided to a Syrian refugee family by the London Employment Help Centre (LEHC). >> Job search

HEADLINEImmigrant comedians crack up Canadians — and stereotypes
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CIC News
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Dec 05, 2019
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With the storytelling, we can connect more, we know ourselves more,' Carol Zoccoli told an audience while hosting her immigrant comedy show in Toronto called Comedy as a Second Language. 'We are here to build this culture together—right? And make fun of white people, of course.' >> Arts and entertainment

HEADLINEFrom a Stall in San Diego, a Somali Tailor Weaves a New Life
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New York Times
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Nov 30, 2019
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Ali Awow fled civil war at home and spent a year in a refugee camp in Kenya before making his way to Southern California. Now he is running a custom clothing shop. >> Retail; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINECalgary-based Syrian soap company to open location at West Edmonton Mall
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CTV
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Nov 27, 2019
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The owner of a company that crafts soap using techniques perfected hundreds of years ago in Syria is expanding his business to Edmonton this week. >> Manufacturing; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEAuto Draft
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Toronto Star
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Nov 10, 2019
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When four business partners — all immigrants who fled chaos in Iran in the 1980s — saw a City of Toronto notice looking for a site for a temporary refugee shelter, they immediately responded and offered a decommissioned Toronto Hydro building.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
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Windmill Microlending
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Nov 07, 2019
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Windmill Microlending, a microlender for newcomers to Canada, has received a $1 million investment from Hamilton Community Foundation. This investment will enable Windmill to offer 200+ loans, changing the lives of more than 200 internationally educated immigrants and refugees and their families. >> Loans