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Career development from school to work: A holistic understanding of the physical and psychological process of international student transition

By Liton Furkawa With the growing population of international students changing the demographics in Canada, and the dramatic increase of internationalization in the academy as a part of the Canadian present and future, the federal government now offers a new immigration category called the Canadian Experience Class to assist a certain number of graduates. The…

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Money talks: Financial considerations in careers

By Mirit Grabarski Traditionally, work was seen as a source of income and defined by its economic value – “what people do for financial compensation in order to make a living” (Brief & Nord, 1990 p.2). People looked for self-fulfillment outside of work, in things such as hobbies and leisure time. With the technological, economic…

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Is work inherently meaningful? Rethinking meaning in work

By Mindy Chiang “Meaning in work” literature has expanded rapidly in the past decade in vocational counselling and organizational psychology. This body of work highlights the relationship between meaning in work and a host of positive work and life outcomes for samples ranging from working adults to college students (see Duffy & Dik, 2013 for…

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Improving Social Determinants of Health and Policy Capacity on the Issues Facing Foreign Skilled Immigrants’ Integration into the Credentialized Canadian Workforce System

By Juliet Obianuju Bushi Canada’s population is at an all-time high, thanks to its rich and ever growing immigrant population. In 2009, Canada welcomed 252,179 new immigrants (principal applicants and dependents), an increase of two per cent compared to 2008, (Government of Saskatchewan, 2009). The largest group, equivalent to 153,498, or 61 per cent of…

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The Dire Situation of Skilled Immigrants in Canada: A Former Employment Counsellor’s Perspective

By David Marulanda Skilled immigrants comprise a significant portion of the population in our country (Statistics Canada, 2017). Their successful settlement in Canada largely hinges on finding employment commensurate with their professional experience. Nevertheless, skilled immigrants face barriers such as stringent accreditation requirements and lack of recognition of foreign credentials that lead them to unemployment…

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The Double Edge Sword: Rethinking the Benefits of Delayed Gratification & Its Potential Contribution to Work-Life Conflict and Career Burnout

By Brittany Shields In the past delayed gratification, identified as the ability to postpone immediate gratification for long term rewards, was viewed as an ability with only positive correlates such as academic achievement, high SAT scores, few behaviour problems and higher rates of college completion and income (Mischel, Ebbesen, Zeiss, 1972; Mischel, Shoda & Peake,…

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