Monthly Archives: September 2016

Hire Immigrants Embarks on New Partnership with Magnet at Ryerson University

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We are pleased to announce that Hire Immigrants is joining the Magnet network. Magnet is a not-for-profit social innovation founded by Ryerson University, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. It is a collaborative hub of post-secondary institutions, not-for-profits, government, labour, and industry partners working towards one common goal: to address unemployment and under-employment of […]

Our Immigrants, Our Strength

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By Bill de Blasio, Anne Hidalgo and Sadiq Khan, New York Times World leaders are gathering in New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly, and at the top of their agenda sits a refugee crisis that has reached a level of urgency not seen since World War II. The United Nations Summit for […]

It’s time for action, and new answers, on the global refugee crisis

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In the year since the death of Alan Kurdi brought the plight of Syrian refugees into the world spotlight, we have seen an outpouring of public support. More than 30,000 Syrians have found new homes in Canada, more than 10,000 of those through private sponsorship. Hundreds of thousands have migrated to Europe. And yet, efforts […]

Skilled immigrants wasting their talents in Canada

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By Alia Dharssi, Calgary Herald “Our problem is that, since about 1990, we have not been able to fully make the best use of our immigrants,” said Michael Bloom of the Conference Board of Canada. “We know that because they haven’t reached the level of pay, of income that matches the Canadian-born. They haven’t done as […]

Should you change your name to get a job?

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By Vikram Barhat, BBC In a world where assumptions based on ethnicity can often hamper job opportunities for minorities, Terrence King feels like he got a raw deal. Unable to deal with frequent rejections, he decided to ditch his birth name and adopt an English name. “Now things are different for me,” says King, a […]

The Refugee Crisis and EU integration: The Need for a Fine Balancing Act

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By Izza Tahir, Politheor European Policy Network The ongoing refugee crisis in Europe is threatening to unravel the very fabric of EU integration. It played a decisive role in determining the outcome of the ‘Brexit’ vote, and has sown the seeds of discord across the EU. To prevent further disintegration, the Union must develop a […]

Intel’s fixing its diversity problem by doing more than just hiring

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Alice Truong, Quartz Since 2000, long before companies like Google and Facebook began releasing their diversity stats, Intel made its EEO-1 reports, which are filed with the US government and break down staff race and gender across all ranks, publicly available. Transparency was a good first step, and key to holding the company accountable, but […]

Overeducated and underpaid? How to address mal-employment

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Marie Bountrogianni, The Globe and Mail Canada tops Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries when it comes to higher education. More than half of our citizens (53 per cent) have a tertiary qualification, compared to the OECD average of 32 per cent. However, many Canadians with post-secondary degrees are working in jobs that […]