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colchar Apr 24th 2015 4:23 pm

Re: Racist Employers
 

Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 11627031)
Sorry I take offence at the title of this thread and Yes Im a white guy.
At the moment he is not legally entitled to work in Canada as he only has an Express Entry application submitted and has not been issued a LMIA nor been given a PNP support letter or exempt from a LMIA.
What proof do you have that these employers are racist and discriminating against him based on this. Oh yeah thats right a single employee at an employment office stated in your words that there a lot of racist issues when choosing new employers.
Somebody told me they knew a few muslims who were terrorists and probably had joined ISIS so Im guessing you will agree with this statement?
So the fact that he can't LEGALLY work in Canada at the moment just might have something to do with him not receiving job offers.


^^^This.

JonboyE Apr 24th 2015 4:28 pm

Re: Racist Employers
 
I remember a report several year ago where some researchers sent two applications for various jobs that were advertized over a period of time. The applications were identical except the applicant on one had a very English sounding name and the other an East Indian one. I can't recall exactly how many times the English applicant was called for interview compared to the East Indian one, but the difference was significant. So, it does happen here and I don't think it is completely fair to accuse the OP of playing the race card. (God, I hate that phrase.)

That said, there are plenty of people with "white" sounding names who get absolutely nowhere just sending resumes.

colchar Apr 24th 2015 4:30 pm

Re: Racist Employers
 

Originally Posted by Juggernaut1064 (Post 11627627)
One week ago and said goodbye to an english (caucasian) friend who was one of a reported 60,000 who had to leave canada with his family.


:confused:

I didn't hear about that. What happened?

Juggernaut1064 Apr 24th 2015 4:55 pm

Re: Racist Employers
 

Originally Posted by colchar (Post 11627648)
:confused:

I didn't hear about that. What happened?

Was all over the news, up to 60,000 had to leave, not sure if that figure is correct or the press sensationalised it a bit ???

Nuckynoo Apr 24th 2015 5:15 pm

Re: Racist Employers
 

Originally Posted by Dorothy (Post 11627126)
+1

:goodpost:

OP, I find your assertion that your husband isn't getting jobs because of racism offensive. Perhaps if Canada, and in turn Canadians, are racist you would do better to stay where you are.



Did you read my original message ?

It was the Employment Department in Alberta who are Canadians calling the Employers of Alberta racist! Not me

rivingtonpike Apr 24th 2015 5:23 pm

Re: Racist Employers
 

Originally Posted by Nuckynoo (Post 11626930)
I think because his name is Mohammed .... It's a massive giveaway and to be honest with all the negative news in the media we think it my be having an effect on Canadian Employers hiring.
It just gave us a sad sinking feeling and loss of hope. We have spent so much time, energy and money getting documents together, getting credentials assessed etc.

Thx for your response

I'm sorry, but if this isn't a direct accusation of racism by you, then what is it? These are your words, not those of anyone else.

Nuckynoo Apr 24th 2015 5:23 pm

Re: Racist Employers
 
My husband has applied for Express Entry but I believe this route isn't guaranteed and MAY or MAYNOT lead to an application being offered for PR.

PS :- Can I just say that they're some replies on here which are confusing. We were not the ones stating that Canadian Employers are racist rather the Employment Agency in Alberta ! They themselves are Canadian telling us as clients that the Employers are racist and are only selecting candidates from Ireland.

Nuckynoo Apr 24th 2015 5:24 pm

Re: Racist Employers
 

Originally Posted by rivingtonpike (Post 11627694)
I'm sorry, but if this isn't a direct accusation of racism by you, then what is it? These are your words, not those of anyone else.

I'm married to the guy plonker !!!

Read my original message dur

rivingtonpike Apr 24th 2015 5:25 pm

Re: Racist Employers
 

Originally Posted by Nuckynoo (Post 11627698)
I'm married to the guy plonker !!!

Read my original message dur

?
That's not very nice.

worklifebalance Apr 24th 2015 5:26 pm

Re: Racist Employers
 

Originally Posted by JonboyE (Post 11627643)
I remember a report several year ago where some researchers sent two applications for various jobs that were advertized over a period of time. The applications were identical except the applicant on one had a very English sounding name and the other an East Indian one. I can't recall exactly how many times the English applicant was called for interview compared to the East Indian one, but the difference was significant. So, it does happen here and I don't think it is completely fair to accuse the OP of playing the race card. (God, I hate that phrase.)

That said, there are plenty of people with "white" sounding names who get absolutely nowhere just sending resumes.

My wife is Chinese/Canadian and was struggling to get any interest in the first 6 months since we arrived - unless it was a Chinese owned company. The last 6 months she has used my family name and she is getting plenty of enquiries which are generating interviews. Possibly it is racist but we also emphasised on the resume that English language skills were excellent and really highlighted English speaking experience and locations. As a quick way for an employer to bin 900 of a 1000 resumes is to assume those with foreign names cannot speak English because there are a significant minority of that group who can't speak good English.

Nuckynoo Apr 24th 2015 5:27 pm

Re: Racist Employers
 
Your the one stating that I'm racist ?

Nuckynoo Apr 24th 2015 5:29 pm

Re: Racist Employers
 

Originally Posted by worklifebalance (Post 11627703)
My wife is Chinese/Canadian and was struggling to get any interest in the first 6 months since we arrived - unless it was a Chinese owned company. The last 6 months she has used my family name and she is getting plenty of enquiries which are generating interviews. Possibly it is racist but we also emphasised on the resume that English language skills were excellent and really highlighted English speaking experience and locations. As a quick way for an employer to bin 900 of a 1000 resumes is to assume those with foreign names cannot speak English because there are a significant minority of that group who can't speak good English.

Thank you !!

At last some one understands where I'm coming from. :thumbsup:

rivingtonpike Apr 24th 2015 5:30 pm

Re: Racist Employers
 

Originally Posted by Nuckynoo (Post 11627705)
Your the one stating that I'm racist ?

I'm saying that you're the one using his name and creed (not race - look it up), as the reason he hasn't been offered a job. That directly infers prejudice and/or racism. What many on here are suggesting is that it has a lot more to do with his and your immigration status than what shape, colour, creed or name he has.

Nuckynoo Apr 24th 2015 5:32 pm

Re: Racist Employers
 

Originally Posted by rivingtonpike (Post 11627709)
I'm saying that you're the one using his name and creed (not race - look it up), as the reason he hasn't been offered a job. That directly infers prejudice and/or racism. What many on here are suggesting is that it has a lot more to do with his and your immigration status than what shape, colour, creed or name he has.

Please leave this thread your annoying

Tirytory Apr 24th 2015 5:33 pm

Re: Racist Employers
 

Originally Posted by Nuckynoo (Post 11627698)
I'm married to the guy plonker !!!

Read my original message dur

Wow how rude are you? I suggest you read posts carefully and then you would understand what RP meant.


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