Helping immigrant workers fit in
From Friday’s Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, Sep. 29, 2011 5:57PM EDT
Last updated Thursday, Sep. 29, 2011 7:20PM EDT
Aileen Raquel knows all too well how tough it can be for an immigrant worker to adjust in Canada and why employers need to take their struggles seriously, especially as the country prepares for a projected influx of immigrant talent over the next 20 years.
Ms. Raquel, a social worker in her homeland of the Philippines, moved to Canada in 2003 because she was told it had the best jobs and benefits. Instead, she found herself working at a factory and in the fast-food business. “I had seven years of social work experience and I sent out countless résumés but did not receive a single response,” recalled Ms. Raquel, 37.
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