24 Nov

On a weekly basis, TCET compiles and posts relevant media coverage related to employment, settlement and language services. 

How newcomers celebrated Halloween on P.E.I.

November 1, 2017 • CBC News

Halloween means something a little different for newcomers on P.E.I. For some, it was a new adventure to mark with their families. For others, it was a chance to celebrate and get to know their neighbours.

Canadian government to raise annual immigration intake by 13% by 2020

November 1, 2017 • Toronto Star                                                                                                                                                   

Increase needed to meet 'ever-growing demand for skilled labour' Canada will raise its annual immigrant intake by about 13 per cent to 340,000 by 2020 under a multi-year plan unveiled by Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen on Wednesday. 

Skill set mismatch: Most open jobs only need high school education, leaving many people overqualified

November 2, 2017 • CBC News                                                                                                                                                           

New numbers from Statistics Canada released this week show nearly half of job-seeking Canadians have a post-secondary degree or diploma. But two-thirds of vacancies nationally in 2015 and 2016 didn't require more than a high school education.

Toronto could welcome almost 170,000 immigrants over the next 3 years — are we ready?

November 5, 2017 • CBC News

Nearly one million immigrants will be coming to Canada over the next three years, and tens of thousands of them will wind up in Toronto — but is the city ready for an influx of newcomers?

Statistics Canada looks to close data gap on workplace deaths, injuries

November 5, 2017 • Globe and Mail

Statistics Canada will explore collecting more robust data on worker fatalities and injuries in the country, which advocates had recommended as a key first step in improving worker-safety policies.

New immigration program helping Canada in the global war for high-tech talent

November 8, 2017 • CBC News

A pilot program that makes it easier for highly skilled foreign tech workers to find jobs in Canada has hooked more than 1,600 people in its first two and a half months, CBC News has learned.

The growing quest to understand the Syrian refugee experience

November 13, 2017 • CBC News

At four years old, Ritaj Daher is so small that when she picks up her neighbour's cat Lonny, his hind legs trail on the floor. She and her brother Abdul Razak, 5, love to carry Lonny around their Halifax apartment that way. Lonny doesn't seem to mind, since he keeps coming back to visit. 

Toronto child poverty divided along racial lines

November 15, 2017 • Toronto Star

Toronto remains the child poverty capital of Canada with more than one in four kids living in low-income families, says a new report based on the 2016 census.

Councillor Neethan Shan appointed Toronto’s Newcomer Advocate

November 20, 2017 • Global News

Toronto city council has appointed Councillor Neethan Shan as the city’s Newcomer Advocate. Shan was elected councillor of the Ward 42 Scarborough-Rouge River riding in February’s byelection, just over a year after being elected as a Toronto District School Board trustee. Following the byelection, Shan was also appointed as the city’s Youth Advocate.

Ahmed Hussen: Rules Barring Would-Be Immigrants With Health Issues 'Outdated'

November 22, 2017 • Huffington Post

A section of Canada's immigration law barring anyone from settling in the country if they have a condition deemed a burden on medical or social services is outdated and needs to be brought in line with Canadian values, the minister in charge said Wednesday.

New research says immigrant entrepreneurs see starting a business as desirable, but barriers persist

November 23, 2017 • Canadian Immigrant

A new research report, Immigrant Entrepreneurship: Barriers and Facilitators to Growth, from Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute shows that a substantial proportion of new Canadians are attracted to entrepreneurship as a desirable career choice (73 per cent), but the reasons may be different than for Canadian-born entrepreneurs.

Region of Peel
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
Employment Ontario
Toronto Employment & Social Services
Service Canada
Government of Saskatchewan
Region of Peel
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
Employment Ontario
Toronto Employment & Social Services
Service Canada
Government of Saskatchewan