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Presenters at the BCE panel discussion

“Beyond ‘Canadian experience’: Immigrant employment from a human rights perspective”

On January 16, 2013 I participated in a panel titled, “Beyond ‘Canadian Experience’: Immigrant Employment from a Human Rights Perspective” in The Debates Room at Hart House at University of Toronto.  I represented the Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto to launch a special edition of New Voices magazine centring on “Canadian experience.”  Below is my speech:

Everyday, unfortunately, whenever you read your daily newspaper or follow your Twitter feed, you will come along an article or a testimonial that will remind you that newcomers to Canada still face many barriers. Read more


How can immigrants get their place in Canadian media

As most Canadian immigrants, internationally trained media professionals and journalists immigrating to Canada don’t find a rosy picture awaiting them in terms of career opportunities here. But unlike most others, they encountera few additional bumps on the road they have to overcome. Read more »

Canadian immigrants visiting UforChange's education fair

How to pursue your education as a Canadian immigrant

When I immigrated to Canada, naturally, I thought a lot about my education and employment. Was it necessary for people like me who had a university degree to go back to “school” to get jobs? If yes, what would be the “best or right approach” to pursue my education upgrade? Read more »

Rogers TV Toronto studios

What can new Canadians gain from Rogers TV’s volunteer opportunity

It is a snowy February morning. The time is 8:30 and “Daytime Toronto’s” studio at Rogers TV (Cable 10) is still quiet, getting ready to “wake up.” George Niculescu and about 10 others enter the studio to start a new day volunteering at the station. Like others on the team, Niculescu wants to gain local experience in the media field, make connections, and find a job. His dream, eventually, is to study filmmaking at Ryerson University, and he believes this unique opportunity at Rogers TV studio in north Toronto will help make that happen.  Read more »