‘A vicious circle’: Newcomers struggling to find jobs in Canada despite education, experience

They came to this country with experience and education — but finding work in Canada is still difficult, some immigrants lament.

At a hiring workshop at the Coquitlam Public Library Monday, about 50 people new to Canada revamped their resumé​s, rewrote cover letters and began looking for a new job in the fields they’ve been working in for years.

“It’s been a rather challenging experience,” said Jasleen Bindri, a college teacher who taught English literature in India for 10 years.

“I think it’s a vicious circle that you’re expected to have the Canadian experience, but you can’t have the Canadian experience unless you get into something.”


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