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On Recognizing Foreign Credentials

March 21st, 2007

News out today that the Conservative led minority government in Ottawa won’t be establishing a federal agency to review and recognize the work and educational credentials of newly-arriving immigrants, after all. Notwithstanding their pre-election promise to help newcomers become accredited in Canada, the party now in power has instead decided to refer immigrants to provincial bodies for the assessment of their credentials. Talk about passing the buck. Read More »

What’s Wrong with This Picture?

March 8th, 2007

Consider these facts:

– For the fourth consecutive year, the Canadian economy is strong and vibrant.

– In many regions of Canada there are more jobs that pay well than there are people to work at them.

They say that “a rising tide carries all the ships” but that doesn’t seem to be the case here. The reality is that Canada has well-paying jobs that go begging and eager economic immigrants, whose skills are being underutilized. Statistics show that it’s taking longer for new economic immigrants to share in Canada’s prosperity than it did for economic immigrants, who came to Canada 30 or 40 years ago.

Why should that be? Read More »