Immigrant initiatives help immigrants succeed in Canada
Canada, 12th May: New immigrants in Canada are getting help through mentoring programs for settling here.
As a result, many newcomers are becoming success stories in Canada.
Vital role of mentoring programs in helping new immigrants in Canada--Canada has several mentoring programs aimed to help new skilled immigrants get integrated into the Canadian society at the earliest. According to president of a private organization based in Toronto involved in curbing poverty, Ratna Omidvar, mentoring programs assist skilled and educated new immigrants get suitable jobs by enabling them overcome several cultural barriers. Such immigrant programs teach them the basics of Canadian slangs and commonly used idioms, she states.
New immigrants- a source of unbound talent and connection to international market—Skilled immigrants are a source of unlimited talent, reveals Omidvar adding that they bring with them new thinking which can solve many a problems.
Sharing her own mentoring experience dating back almost three decades, Omidvar recaptures how she was helped by a woman on her arrival into Canada from Iran. She owes her successful settlement in Canada to her mentor who enabled her know the Canadian culture and way of life.
No wonder, her success story inspired her to create numerous success stories by helping newcomers in Canada.
Calgary immigrant initiative helping many skilled immigrants—Among various immigrant programs in Canada for helping newcomers overcome barriers in their settlement in this nation includes a collaborative effort between Bow Valley College and Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council.
This program serves as a platform for new skilled immigrants and the prospective employers looking to hire skilled professionals in Canada. The immigrant initiative in Calgary has already helped around 100 immigrants since it started working in June 2010, states an employment facilitator and a mentoring project lead, Katalina Bardell.
More efforts needed for assisting immigrants get jobs in Canada— The program has been welcomed and praised by many including Mayor Naheed Nenshi for helping integration of newcomers in Canada. However, still, more initiatives are required to make sure all immigrants coming to Canada get jobs in accordance with their caliber and qualifications to realize their true potential, Nenshi asserts.
And herein lies the vital role of immigrant programs in Canada, he stresses. He also focuses on the significance of real discussions and some crucial changes in Canada immigration rules to fast-track foreign credential recognition.