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27
Feb
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

4
Jan

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 »

17
Nov
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 »

8
Jul
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 »