Housing availability and affordability have been a growing concern in Canada for a few years, especially in the last two years. In recent times, newcomers to metropolitan cities including Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal have faced the harsh reality of homelessness, with a limited supply of suitable homes in desired locations at affordable costs. The increasing inflation rate has further aggravated the situation and forced many to embark on inter-city migration.
The Ontario Working for Workers Act changed several existing Acts, three of which specifically affect immigrants: Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act (Live-in Caregivers and Others), 2009; Employment Standards Act, 2000; and Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Compulsory Trades Act, 2006. What does this mean for immigrants?
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?