Work & School
In this module, we explore the challenges and opportunities faced by immigrants looking to enter the workforce. As workers, students and volunteers, newcomers can meet new people, develop professional and social skills, and become more familiar with local systems and methods of working. However, newcomers often face difficulty finding work in their field and can encounter challenges adapting to work while dealing with grief and trauma, lack of English or French language skills, and adjusting to local social and cultural conventions. They may also face discrimination based on race, gender or religion when applying for certain positions. Despite these challenges, newcomers bring a wide range of expertise and perspectives, leading to innovation and new modes of working in their fields of practice.