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    Para los que les interesa, el Globe & Mail esta publicando una serie de historias relacionadas con inmigrantes, refugiados y los problemas que se viven en Canada, como funcionan los sistemas de refugiados, etc. La historia que publicaron el fin de semana sobre refugiados me parecio muy interesante.

    En fin, les puede ayudar a conocer mas a fondo el sistema y situacion Canadiense. Suerte a todos.

    si les interesa esta es la pagina del globe and mail

    Esta es la historia del dia de hoy, solo reproduzco parte de la primera pagina:

    «With great reluctance, Umesh Yalavarthy, a physician from southern India, is giving up on the Canadian dream. He and his wife moved to Toronto 21/2 years ago. Young, educated and fluent in English, they were ideal immigrants, according to Canada’s recruitment plan.

    His wife, a chemist, qualified under the point system that seeks to bring professionals to Canada. She sponsored her husband, a recent graduate in family medicine, who expected he would obtain his medical licence here without a problem.

    Dr. Yalavarthy, 27, knew Canada had a dire shortage of doctors and was in particular need of family physicians in rural areas. He was prepared to go anywhere.

    He passed the Medical Council of Canada evaluating exams. However, three years later, he still couldn’t obtain a residency position to repeat the training he had just finished in Hyderabad. There were more than 2,000 foreign-trained doctors vying for just 200 spots.

    Turns out, the elusive residency post was much more attainable south of the border. This spring, Dr. Yalavarthy will leave the multicultural milieu of Toronto for Chattanooga, Tenn., a city less than one tenth Toronto’s size and in the southern Appalachian Mountains, where hardly any foreigners live. He will become a resident in internal medicine at a hospital there.

    «I really love Toronto, and if they ever let me practise here I’ll be happy to come back. Our dream was not to emigrate to Tennessee. It was to emigrate to Canada. We have lots of friends here,» said Dr. Yalavarthy, whose wife and newborn daughter will join him in a few months.

    «But in Canada they doubt our credentials. I think that is unfair. I was one of the top students in my college. In the U.S., if you score well on the exams, you can get a residency to repeat your training.»


    This conundrum — the recruitment of qualified professionals whose skills do not compute in the Canadian labour market — has become a critical issue facing the Immigration Department.

    In 2002, Ottawa changed the way it selected immigrants, abandoning the idea of matching newcomers with worker shortages. Now applicants must score 67 out of a possible 100 points in education, skills and language to be accepted here.

    The theory is that Canada gets plug-and-play immigrants able to integrate into a knowledge-based economy.

    However, the reality is far different. A Statistics Canada study found that 70 per cent of the 164,000 immigrants who settled in 2000 and 2001 had trouble entering the work force. Six in 10 eventually took jobs outside their areas of training.

    A 2004 study of 829 immigrant engineers in Ontario found that 55 per cent were unable to find jobs and 29 per cent were working in fields other than engineering and not commensurate with their skills.»


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    Interesante. Por lo menos me queda claro que, a diferencia de lo que muchos predican en este foro, las estadisticas demuestran que los problemas para los inmigrantes en busca de trabajo no es un tema exclusivo a la provincia de Quebec, sino que los mismos patrones se encuntran en Ontario.

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