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Procedures for Hiring International Students


The Multicultural Women's Organization of Newfoundland and Labrador recently sponsored a research paper regarding the challenges that New Immigrants and Refugees face in Labour Market Integration. Some of the challenges highlighted included:


  • Credentials not being recognized in fields such as education and medicine

  • Limitations specified on work permits, for example, a Philippine woman who can only work as an in-home child care provider

  • Lack of Canadian work experience

  • Lack of a network of contacts

  • Being overqualified for potential positions

  • Lack of knowledge of Canadian culture

  • Cultural differences in interview and resume expectations

  • Being unable to provide local employment references

  • Self esteem being negatively affected by the successive failure of job applications

  • Lack of awareness of available services


If you know of or have encountered any other challenges to employment which have not been mentioned, we would love to hear your feedback. Please email Ying at