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Canadian research firm releases survey results highlighting newcomer challenges

A new study is highlighting some of the challenges newcomers continue to face when immigrating to Canada.

The study, “Cracking the Newcomer Code,” was released Tuesday by Leger, a Canadian market research company.

It found 38 per cent of employed newcomers were not able to find a job in their field, and 60 per cent of employed newcomers said they had difficulty finding a job due to challenges with credentials and needing local experience.

It’s a story Hilda DeSouza with Winnipeg’s Elmwood Community Resource Centre’s Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement program hears often.