- The government of Canada has repeatedly expressed concern for the under- employment of skilled newcomers.
- Many highly trained newcomers must work at survival jobs in order to support their families.
- People who work more than 20 hours a week are excluded from Employment Assistance programs funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).
Therefore be it resolved
That the CCR write to the Minister of HRSDC urging that under-employed newcomers be eligible for employment services regardless of the number of hours’ work per week if they are working outside of their sphere of expertise.
Immigration and Settlement