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Career Development Challenges Facing Immigrants

Topics covered include:

  • Educational attainment,
  • Post-secondary education,
  • Bridging programs,
  • Gender, class and race,
  • Immigrant skills,
  • Immigrant women,
  • and more.

 

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The Intersection of Diversity and Work with an Emphasis on

Career Development Challenges Facing Immigrants

(Updated November 2016)

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Date of publication: January 23, 2013

Link: http://www.ceric.ca/ceric/files/pdf/literature_search/Literature%20Search%20-%20Career%20development%20challenges%20facing%20immigrants%20-%20updated%20January%209,%202013.pdf

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