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Pre-arrival orientation boosts immigrant prospects

posted Aug 20, 2011, 4:55 PM by Milorad Borota
Published On Fri Aug 19 2011 Toronto Star

A government initiative to help skilled immigrants navigate the labyrinth of credential recognition and Canadian job market before they arrive on our shores has boosted newcomers’ employment rate.

Four years after the Canadian Immigration Integration Program (CIIP) was launched, 62 per cent of participants found employment in six month, up from 44 per cent before its existence, says a government review of the federal Foreign Credentials Referral Office.

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