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

Weekly art program creates sense of belonging for immigrant and refugee women

August 27, 2017 • Regina Leader Post

Hanane Boutoutane moved to Regina from Algeria just over a year ago. First a client of the Regina Immigrant Women Centre, she is now a translator for the centre and shares her skills at a weekly art and life skills workshop at the MacKenzie Art Gallery.

African immigrants in Windsor meet with police to discuss relationship

August 27, 2017 • CBC News

Members of Place du Partage want Windsor Police to understand the strained relationship some in the French African communities have with police. 

Jacques Kagayo, the project coordinator for Place du Partage, said their youth have a good relationship with local police, but it is a different story with police back in Africa. He said when people immigrate to Canada, they often have the same image of officers here as they do back home.

This 97-Year-Old One-Time Refugee Built His Canadian Life From Scratch

August 27, 2017 • Huff Post

In Lejb Pilanski's workshop, every object gets a second life. And a third. And a fourth. And a fifth. The 97-year-old Jewish refugee lives completely independently in the Toronto home he's owned since the 1960s. There, he creates one-of-a-kind objects every day, out of scrap metal, old pots and pans, motors, fabric, machines he found in the garbage.

New federal jobs program targets students from underrepresented groups

August 28, 2017 • CBC News

Ottawa is launching a new work-placement program for postsecondary students in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business that includes extra incentives for underrepresented groups. Companies in these fields that provide placements for first-year students, women, Indigenous students, people with disabilities and new immigrants will be eligible for wage subsidies of up to 70 per cent or $7,000. All other student placements will be eligible for funding of up to 50 per cent of the wage, or $5,000.

Sisters say Immigration Canada's ranking system is keeping them out of Canada

August 28, 2017 • CTV News

Three women from Israel have been trying for three years to immigrate to Canada and they have been told they don’t qualify.

Kate and Claire Everward are highly educated and self-employed and while the process has been frustrating; they aren’t giving up.

More data needed on asylum seekers at the border: Ontario immigration minister

August 29, 2017 • CBC News

Temporary shelters set up in Cornwall, Ont., to house asylum seekers will remain on standby until Oct. 1, but the province's immigration minister said Tuesday that, for now, it doesn't look like they'll be needed. But Laura Albanese said if there's one lesson to be learned from how the federal and provincial governments have dealt with thousands of people crossing over the border this summer, it's that Canada has to be ready at any moment to handle them.

Accessible thrift shop offers deals, employment opportunities

August 30, 2017 • CBC News

There's another option for shoppers in St. John's looking for a deal — a fully accessible second-hand store on Ropewalk Lane with a "boutique" feel that sells clothing, shoes, housewares, children's items, books, CDs and DVDs. You might even find a bargain on a bridal gown or fancy dress.

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