|From Tunis to Quebec05-06-2006Quebec is said to be unable to retain its youth and immigrants. Following this logic, at 28 years old and from Tunisia, Taïeb Moalla should have set sail for a while to see if the grass is greener elsewhere. In Montreal, for example, pole of attraction number one of most newcomers to Quebec. Yet, Taibeb likes to defy logic. He is still here, well settled for five years with his blonde in the Montcalm district, convinced more than ever that it is in Quebec that he wants to settle down. “My life is here, I can not say why, but I immediately felt it when I arrived”, confides the young freelance journalist, between two mouthfuls, to the Algerian restaurant Aux 2 Violons, rue Crémazie. I had met Taïeb a few moments before, on Cartier Street, as he was going, like every Friday, to buy his sacrosanct copy of the Chained Duck . A whole change from this time when he was living in Tunis and had to go to the airport to beg the newspaper to the French tourists who had just landed …Last updated: (05-06-2006)click here… 17 Hanover Square, Mayfair, London W1S 1HT|
|Immigrant success linked to the country of origin?27-03-2006There are currently immigrants in Montreal who hold a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree or a doctorate that, for lack of a job corresponding to their training, drive taxis from morning to night. “This is a reality that tends to disappear,” says sociologist Jean Renaud, director of the Center for Ethnic Studies of Montreal Universities (CEETUM). “On the professional side, he adds, the integration is quite satisfactory.”In a study of more than 1,541 recent immigrants (1997-2000), the researcher measured for the first time access to skilled jobs among “selected workers”, those immigrants selected by the Quebec state according to the relevance of their know-how on the labor market. “More than two-thirds of immigrants (68%) have a job that matches their skills after five years of life in Quebec, summarizes the researcher who received the help of Tristan Cayn, co-signer of this important study. This is good news, as it is rare for immigrants to subsequently work at a lower level. “Last update: (27-03-2006)Read more… Visible minority youth feel less welcome13-11-2005As in France, second-generation visible minority immigrants feel less well-accepted in Canada than their parents, according to various demographic studies. “Their parents have come (to Canada) in hopes of a better life,” said University of Toronto sociologist Jeffrey Reitz, one of the country’s leading immigration and immigration specialists. multiculturalism. “They can make comparisons to where they are, they can move forward, but their Canadian-born children do not have the option of going somewhere else. As a result, their expectations are much higher, “said Reitz.|
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