Survival to Success: Transforming Immigrant Outcomes

Government of Canada, Apr 14, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

panel "led by experts in the areas of newcomer integration, diversity and certification" is conducting interviews in a bid to determine how best to help new Canadians integrate into the economy. There is an online consultation available here. The panel reports that "there is insufficient emphasis on follow-up for alternative careers and enhanced soft-skills training," recommend a "pan-Canadian standard" to assess the skills of prospective immigrants, collaboration "to maximize the effectiveness of the tools and services that help immigrants gain meaningful employment," and a focus on "on how to increase retention outside large metropolitan areas."

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