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

Foreign students flock to Canada as government struggles to get grads to stay

September 3, 2017 CBC News

Some of Canada's biggest universities are beginning the new school year with a record number of international students on campus. The steady upswing in foreign applicants began several years ago, then started to spike after the U.S. presidential election in 2016. The challenge for the Canadian government now is to maintain that trend amid competing countries, and to encourage more from the talented pool to stay on as permanent residents.

Canadian medicine has a diversity problem

September 3, 2017 Toronto Star

Canada’s diversity has been championed as one of the great global success stories of modern times. Our nation is often celebrated for its enthusiastic support of civil society through its commitment to pluralism, meritocracy and a cosmopolitan ethic. Justin Trudeau highlighted this ethos during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly when he remarked, “In Canada, we see diversity as a source of strength, not weakness. Our country is strong not in spite of our differences, but because of them.”

Number of asylum seekers dwindles as Ottawa’s messaging appears to pay off

September 4, 2017 Globe and Mail

An effort to inform potential asylum-seekers that crossing the border is no free ride to a new Canadian life appears to be working as their numbers continue to rapidly dwindle – but the start of the school year is also playing a role.

Settlement agencies unprepared for volunteer surge amid refugee crisis: report

September 4, 2017 Globe and Mail

Many settlement agencies in Ontario were overwhelmed by a unexpected surge of volunteers looking to help the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees arriving in Canada since 2015 but were unable to tap into the additional help, a new study has found.

'I'm very happy': After 3 years as a refugee, this teen is going back to class

September 5, 2017 CBC News

Nervous excitement filled the home of the Alks-Yonan family Tuesday morning. The refugee family's three children were going off to school for the first time in three years and Angel, their oldest, was starting his first day of high school at Catholic Central.

‘The same struggle’: Speaker series aimed to inspire immigrant women coming to Winnipeg

September 6, 2017 Metro News

Tracy Folorunsho-Barry says when she moved to Canada from Nigeria as an immigrant, she faced a number of struggles. But she gathered inspiration from others, and is now hoping to do the same with a cross-country project coming to Winnipeg this week.

Ontario school boards to collect detailed data on hiring, suspensions

September 7, 2017 Toronto Star

Ontario plans to revamp Grade 9 — with an eye to ending streaming in the first, “critical” year of high school — as part of its new equity plan that will also compel school boards to collect detailed data on everything from staff hires to student suspensions.

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