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Study highlights ‘uncomfortable truth' about racism in the job market

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This article just skims the surface of issues that are prevalent in the job market, but especially relevant to the nursing profession in Canada. This article will resonate with any person of colour. If you're a person of colour, have you encountered barriers to advancing your career and securing sustainable employment? How do you deal with it? Have any of you found strategies to overcome barriers, and succeed in spite of an obviously biased system?

.Study highlights 'uncomfortable truth' about racism in the job market | The Star

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This article just skims the surface of issues that are prevalent in the job market, but especially relevant to the nursing profession in Canada. This article will resonate with any person of colour. If you're a person of colour, have you encountered barriers to advancing your career and securing sustainable employment? How do you deal with it? Have any of you found strategies to overcome barriers, and succeed in spite of an obviously biased system?

.Study highlights 'uncomfortable truth' about racism in the job market | The Star

The article doesn't address whether these people have been educated in Canada or not. It actually makes a lot of difference when looking for a job. People who were educated outside of the country but don't have experience that Canadian employers want (high acuity, ER, ICU etc) and did not take a refresher course in Canada have a hard time looking for a job at major hospitals. They often get their foot in the door by working in private residential care facilities or a transition/rehab unit. I think that and the lack of connections/networking for people with different ethnicities are a higher barrier than race itself. I know a few friends who have experienced racism at their workplace but they were educated in Canada so they didn't actually have a huge problem finding jobs.

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I'd say the majority of my coworkers are different ethnicities- and that's been on a few different hospitals

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