This unique approach to unlocking immigrants’ full workforce participation will be critical to Canada’s post-COVID recovery — here’s why

Why It Matters

As part of Canada’s plan to rebuild the economy post-COVID, the federal government aims to welcome a record number of immigrants into the country in 2021 — but to fully unlock the country’s economic recovery, Canada needs to go beyond immigration numbers and tackle other internal employment gaps that newcomers in the country face.

var TRINITY_TTS_WP_CONFIG = {"cleanText":"This unique approach to unlocking immigrants\u2019 full workforce participation will be critical to Canada\u2019s post-COVID recovery \u2014 here\u2019s why. This story is in sponsorship with the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good. Diana Henderson currently lives in Grand Prairie, Alberta, along with her husband and young daughter. While working at an immigrant support organization, she\u2019s currently studying to get her Chartered Professional Accountant certification in Canada \u2014\u00a0a designation that will allow her to return to her work as a financial analyst. It\u2019s a career she spent eight years in back in Mexico, but that she hasn\u2019t worked in since she first landed in Canada in 2016 to be with her husband. \u201cWhen I got my work permit,

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