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Skilled immigrant women already faced obstacles finding employment. The pandemic made it worse

November 21, 2021

By Globe and Mail Tolu Adeyemi had been working as a corporate and commercial lawyer in her hometown of Lagos, Nigeria for four years when she immigrated to Calgary in late 2019. Her sister and brother already lived in Canada and she knew there would be a transition period to get her law qualifications recognized in Alberta. While waiting for her transcript to be sent from Nigeria and for the...

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Canada lags other countries in using career advisory services, study shows

November 21, 2021

By Globe and Mail | Although the pandemic has upended the way we work, few Canadians are seeking advice about their careers compared with people in peer countries. Just 19 per cent of Canadian adults have used career services in the past five years, compared with 43 per cent of adults in Chile, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand and the United States, according to a recent study, and there has...

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By all means possible — economic resilience, immigration and talent post-pandemic

November 21, 2021

By Waterloo Chronicle COVID-19 has taught us a lot about ourselves, our community and our economy. It has taught us to think broadly about who we see as our heroes — our health-care workers; local businesses, and other essential workers putting themselves at risk to make sure services are there when we need them. We have seen that those who provide essential services are often women, immigrants, Black and other...

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Why COVID lies spread in refugee and newcomer communities

November 17, 2021

By Canada’s National Observer As children of immigrants, we often take on additional roles that would otherwise be fulfilled by our parents. In a new country or a country that isn’t the only one we’ve ever known, we become the children who help with the chores, sometimes with the taxes, and often with explaining to our parents the documents health-care providers or airline personnel are asking for. In the COVID-19...

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New report looks at the role of immigrants as essential workers

November 12, 2021

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | To what extent are immigrants and temporary residents over-represented in essential occupations and sectors? How can government and employers ensure immigrant skills match essential jobs? These are questions that are tackled by a new report Valued Workers, Valuable Work: The Current and Future Role of (Im)migrant Talent, released by the Conference Board of Canada. Canada relies on immigrants and temporary residents in many essential sectors such...

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You can now submit proof of Canadian citizenship applications online

November 12, 2021

By CIC News | Using the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) online portal, you can submit your application, pay the fees, and send any supporting documents. There are three actions you can take with the new portal: request a replacement proof-of-citizenship (also called a citizenship certificate) that does not require changes to the information on the certificate, such as name or birthdate; submit straightforward claims for proof of citizenship by descent;...

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