The pandemic has shown that immigrants are an indispensable part of our work force – but they have more to offer

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Adwoa K. Buahene is chief executive officer of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council. She is the Leadership Lab columnist for October, 2020. Many of us know that immigration is a key driver of Canada’s population and economic growth, with immigrants constituting more than 25 per cent of the country’s work force. Yet immigrants have […]

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Immigrant careers should match their skill level

The issue of the unemployment rate of educated newcomers to Canada in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) — currently twice of those with a similar background born in Canada — often overshadows another challenge for immigrants: underemployment. In the GTA, 1-in-2 newcomer men and 2-in-3 newcomer women with a bachelor’s degree have jobs that require […]

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