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After immigrating to Canada, some foreign-trained professional women (FTPWs) enrol in adult high school–level upgrading to begin to reestablish their careers if their international credentials are unrecognized. To explore this phenomenon, the theoretical framework of possible selves was used as a...
Globally, both smoking prevalence and protection from secondhand smoke are geographically variable. Substantial differences often exist between high-income countries and low and middle-income countries in terms of regulatory environments as well as social norms around smoking. This research...
Skilled worker immigrants, who are professionals that migrate to Canada for employment purposes, account for a significant proportion of newcomers to Canada each year. Upon arriving in Canada, they quickly learn that the education and experiences obtained in their countries of origin are of...
Culture and the healthy immigrant effect: a multiethnic study of Canadian immigrants' self-perceived healthDownload
I present a qualitative study investigating the self-perceived health of recently arrived Canadian immigrants. The study develops health promotion’s understanding of culture as a social determinant of health, and conceptually locates it within a broader context of psychosocial factors. The study...
South Asians in Canada are increasingly using the Family Class immigration category to sponsor spouses from their home countries. This qualitative study examined the steps family-sponsored spouses and their sponsors or family members have taken to facilitate their linguistic, economic, social,...
Issues of recognition and assessment of international credentials within Canada can be traced back decades to the early stages of the influx of international credentials into the country. Although methods to address these resulting issues have continued through the years, recurring issues related...