In this interview with New Canadians, Dr. Hasan Malik of Sheridan College speaks about educational programs tailored for immigrants looking to enter the Canadian workforce. Through a curriculum developed by speaking to industry leaders, these continued education programs at Sheridan ensure that students have the skills sets employers are looking for. If students have a […]

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Bridging programs are giving newcomers an opportunity to gain new skills and integrate more easily into the Canadian job market. Kamo Mailyan studied public administration, worked in hospitality and promoted civic participation in his native Armenia. Now in Canada, he works as an international commodities trader, thanks to a bridging program offered at Toronto’s York […]

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Like all other internationally educated professionals (IEPs) moving to Canada, architects too come with skills and experience but find it difficult to find work in their field. Apart from the absence of a network to help them with their job search, there is one other significant factor that hinders them. It is the lack of […]

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New resources for career guidance and funding for a microloan program will help new Manitobans overcome barriers and find work in their fields more quickly, Labour and Immigration Minister Erna Braun announced. “The Manitoba government is improving the recognition of foreign qualifications and supporting new Canadians by letting them put their education and experience to […]

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Newcomers come with tons of qualifications but struggle to find jobs because they cannot get their qualifications assessed, pay licensing fees or add Canadian qualifications, because they lack financial resources. Banks do not provide loans for licensing fees or credential assessment. That is where Immigrant Access Fund steps in with micro loans to skilled immigrants […]

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In this interview, Dean of The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University, Dr. Marie Bountrogianni explains the unique difference between a bridging program and a regular education program and talks about how it can improve employment outcomes for newcomers to Canada. “It is important to know the expectations in a new […]

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