Category: WE DID IT

Can women succeed in the skilled trades?

Newcomers to Canada often face multiple challenges when it comes to finding work. For many newcomers, the challenge hinges on red tape – credentials may not be recognized in Canada, or work visas may be denied. When Cornelia Lindsay came to Canada from England, she had problems finding...

/ December 5, 2012

How to solve Canada’s doctor shortage

Dr. Aida Elnagar from Sudan has passed all her qualifying exams for medical practice in Canada and volunteers at Refuge: Hamilton Centre for Newcomer Health while she seeks a residency position, which is required for employment. Nearly 1.9 million Canadians...

/ November 2, 2012

Connections make a difference

In Canada, many people work to fight against racism. Despite our efforts, it sometimes seems impossible to completely eliminate. Racism is present in many aspects of our society from employment, to housing, to our day-to-day interactions. How many times have...

/ September 12, 2012

My name as a barrier

You don’t actually need to be an immigrant to be an immigrant. Born and raised in Canada, some would think I would be as “Canadian” as the next person. But society tells me otherwise. I have not been through any immigration process, I have not had...

/ September 5, 2012

Searching for a Ray of Hope

Moving to Canada was my husband’s decision. He had been to Canada before and did his post-graduate studies here. Last year when we landed we were prepared to start from scratch. Upon arrival, we initially decided to dedicate some time...

/ August 16, 2012

Tax professional prepares for Canadian workplace

Joanna Pyziak came to Canada with seven years of professional work experience in her field. In Poland, she worked as a specialist in local taxes. With a Master’s degree in Management and Marketing, and post-graduate diplomas in Accounting, Taxes and...

/ June 5, 2012