Immigration & Diversity news headlines – August 19, 2014


Video: Guelph Citizen – Should Permanent Residents Get The Municipal Vote w Desmond Cole (Guelph Citizen)

Ottawa pushes for more women on corporate boards (Theophilos Argitis,
Kellie Leitch, Canada’s minister for women’s issues, said she’s contacting the country’s largest companies in a campaign to increase the number of woman on corporate boards.

Finding community in her new country (Hamilton Spectator)
Lil Acevedo sees a caring, compassionate city

Book Review | Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention (Daniel Tseghay,
Immigration detention is Canada’s fastest growing form of incarceration. Pending deportation, the Canadian governments puts migrants in immigration hold, separating them from their families, making adequate legal counsel inaccessible, and subjecting them to constant lockdowns. They’re deemed flight risks and detained for overstaying their visas or permits, or for having their permanent or refugee status revoked. Like failing to pay a parking permit or filing taxes on time, these migrants are only accused of an “administrative offense.” But unlike those other offenses, these are some of the only ones which lead to detention.

Exploring Immigrants’ Professional Identity and their Access to Professions| Recommendations to Facilitate the Post-Secondary Pathways of Filipino Youth | Call for Papers: Outward and Upward Mobilities |Is What We Hear about Migration Really True? – Questioning Eight Stereotypes | Strengthening Citizenship, Speeding Up Processing | Youth Action Gathering


Welcoming refugees to fill labor shortages (Michael Lindenbauer,
Not long ago I read an article in a Canadian paper titled “why not use refugees to solve our temporary foreign workers problem”? In a nutshell, the authors were asking why not allow for more refugee (resettlement) admission with a view to addressing at least some of Canada’s labor market constraints?


TD Report: Policies that Increase Immigration of Skilled Workers would Work to Improve Labour Supply and Increase Productivity Growth (IEC-BC)
Canada’s labour force will be subject to the same aging effect as in the United States and by 2018, potential real GDP growth is expected to slow to 1.8% in Canada. Policy reform that increases immigration, particularly of skilled workers, and facilitates the recognition of foreign credentials, could help to improve labour supply and labour productivity growth.

Apple shifts leadership page to showcase diverse VPs (Shara Tibken,
Three days after Apple released its diversity report and CEO Tim Cook said he was "not satisfied" by the figures, the company refreshed its executive leadership page to show it does have some diversity.

Is this why women, minorities have trouble advancing? (Jane M. Von,
Why do women and minorities who successfully climb the corporate ladder so often pull it up behind them, not helping others like them succeed?

Temporary foreign worker changes raise concerns among business leaders (Mario Toneguzzi,
The vast majority of Calgary business leaders think that the federal government’s recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker program will make it more difficult to get labour to meet Alberta’s needs.

Foreign worker program ‘trainwreck,’ should be scrapped (Bill Graveland,
The Alberta Federation of Labour says nothing short of scrapping the temporary foreign worker program is sufficient to protect the rights of Canadian workers.

New TFWP fees a big blow to Mount Washington (Scott Stanfield, Comcox Valley Record)
Mount Washington Alpine Resort is feeling the effects of changes made to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), which helps fill labour shortages when Canadians or permanent residents are not available to fill job vacancies.

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