A silk scarf is the only flourish to Francoise Magunira’s business attire. In her right hand she holds an unlabeled mason jar of homemade Somali hot sauce, or checni.
Fitzroy Nesbitt has found a creative way to avoid Canada’s mandatory construction apprenticeships – working for himself.
The skills of foreign-trained professionals recruited to come to this country are being squandered and it’s costing the Canadian economy an estimated $5.9 billion annually, a report by the United Way/Centraide Ottawa says.
The immigration department can be more of a hindrance than a help to newcomers settling in Canada, critics say, adding that it is responsible for poor quality service, over-stretched waiting times and mounting frustration among immigration claimants.