Belonging – a sense of completely fitting in. If second-generation immigrants from the visible minority groups do not belong to Canada because of their physical attributes; and also do not belong to their parent’s home country because they can’t fit in, where exactly do they belong?
Lola established It’s Souper in 2018 to help African immigrants access their food culture. In this article, Lola talks about her journey from IT to entrepreneurship, the challenges she faced and what helped her overcome them. She also shared some insightful advise to help immigrants looking to start their business.
While skilled migrants have for several years formed a larger part of the Canadian migrant population, the persistent job market prejudice and bias against this group has left the majority jobless, and others taking up survival jobs outside their original field of expertise just to make ends meet in the land they now call home. How can immigrants successfully navigate the labour market discrimination and what can be done to minimize it?