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Fulfilling the Promise: Integrating Immigrant Skills into the Canadian Economy

Author Naomi Alboim, The Maytree Foundation
Title Fulfilling the Promise: Integrating Immigrant Skills into the Canadian Economy
Year April 2002
Publisher Caledon Institute of Social Policy
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Place of Publication Ottawa, Ontario
Publication Type Report
Location CRRF and Online
Pages 56
CRRF Identifier IS-CB-BR-4610
Last modified 2016-05-19
English Abstract

Taken from the Introduction (page 8)

"The paper starts from the premise that, ideally, a comprehensive integrated system would be in place to facilitate entry of skilled immigrants to the Canadian labour market in their field of expertise. Starting overseas, prospective immigrants would have clear, accurate information about the Canadian labour market and the specific requirements for entry in their occupation. They would have access to self-assessment tools and opportunities to fill gaps in qualifications (if any) while overseas, with the rest completed once in Canada. The requirements to enter their occupation would be comparable to their Canadian counterparts. Upgrading would be customized to fill identified gaps. Opportunities for exposure to the Canadian workplace would be readily available. Governments, educational institutions, regulators, professional bodies, community organizations and employers would work together to ensure that the process from immigration decision to entry in one’s specialized field is transparent, smooth and efficient."