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A group of newcomer service providers attending Gerard Keledjian's presentation on "Immigration and the Media" at the Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement - #CdnImm Event #3

Canadian experience: the newcomer services’ view

By 2015, 100 per cent of all labour growth in Canada will come from immigration. Still, recent statistics show that GTA unemployment rates, for example, stand at 5.4 per cent for Canadian-born workers, while they’re almost double for immigrants, at 9.6 per cent. If we just look at those who arrived in the past five years, the figure is as high as 14.2 per cent.

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Architect Films’ new documentary on Toronto immigrants from countries in conflict

I have been asked by Architect Films to help out with a documentary they are producing about Canadian immigrants who come from countries in conflict.  Architect Films is looking for immigrants who can tell their stories. Below are details about the project.


Architect Films is developing a documentary about immigrants living in Toronto who come from countries that have suffered through conflict in recent years. The documentary will tie together the stories of individuals who experienced violence firsthand in their homeland, and have since escaped to Toronto, the most multi-cultural city in the world. Read more »