Multicultural Issues

Who Does What in Foreign Credential Recognition (2010)

An Overview of Credentialing Programs and Services in Canada

This document provides an overview of Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR), which is the process of verifying education, training and job experience obtained in another country and comparing it to the standards established for Canadian professionals.

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2012-09-06

Skills Agenda (2010)

Helping the Economic Recovery

This document brings together a number of articles that deal with the tools, programs and resources developed and delivered by Canada’s sector councils. Sector councils are industry-led partnership organizations that address skills development issues and implement solutions in key sectors of the economy.

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2012-08-30

Understanding the academic trajectories of ESL students (2008)

Lessons in Learning – October 2, 2008

In this document, the authors explore the implications of research that shows wide variations in learning outcomes among sub-groups of English as a Second Language (ESL) students in schools in Canada’s largest cities.

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2012-06-13

Pan-Canadian Sector Council & Immigrant Dialogue: Barriers Affecting the Integration of Non-Regulated Occupation Immigrants into the Canadian Labour Market (2005)

This report outlines an initiative designed to address the barriers that affect the integration of immigrants into the Canadian labour market. It was undertaken by the Canadian Coalition of Community-Based Employability Training (CCCBET), a non-governmental organization made up of representatives of provincially chartered training associations.

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2012-05-24

Report on Consultations with Immigrants and Refugees (2009)

Fact Sheet

This fact sheet offers a quick summary of the consultations carried out by the Adult Working Group (AWG) of the Health and Learning Knowledge Centre (HLKC) to identify themes, gaps and needs for adult immigrants and refugees living in Canada.

Participants included adult immigrants, refugees and service providers from Vancouver, British Columbia; Regina, Saskatchewan; Toronto, Ontario; and Montreal, Quebec.

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2012-05-18

More education, less employment: Immigrants and the labour market (2008)

Lessons in Learning – October 30, 2008

The authors point out that while recent immigrants to Canada have attained high levels of education, they earn less and are more likely to be unemployed than their Canadian-born counterparts.

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2012-05-11

Improving literacy levels among Aboriginal Canadians (2008)

Lessons in Learning - September 4, 2008

The authors of this document note that while many working-age Canadians have inadequate literacy skills, the situation is even more urgent among Aboriginal Canadians.

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2012-04-17

Prescription for Learning - Communication Skills for the Practice of Pharmacy - Overview (2003)

This document provides an overview of Prescription for Learning, a 50-hour program designed to help integrate International Pharmacy Graduates (IPGs) into the Canadian workforce. An IPG is someone who completed training in pharmacy outside of Canada, and for some of them, English may be a second language.

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2012-02-21

Prescription for Learning - Communication Skills for the Practice of Pharmacy (2003)

Facilitator's Guide

This is the facilitator’s guide for Prescription for Learning, a 50-hour program designed to help integrate International Pharmacy Graduates (IPGs) into the Canadian workforce. An IPG is someone who completed training in pharmacy outside of Canada, and for some of them, English may be a second language.

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2012-02-17

Effective literacy strategies for immigrant students (2009)

Lessons in Learning – September 23, 2009

The authors of this document discuss some of the findings of a study commissioned by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada to examine the academic performance of young immigrants whose first language is neither English nor French.

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2012-02-10

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