There was a conference held in Canada to discuss the experience of immigrants. It was a casual conference where one could hang around and talk to each other sharing their experiences. I happened to be the part of the conference and thereby I came across certain cases of immigrants that left me speechless and sympathetic.
I would share certain cases I came across that compelled me to question the efficiency of immigration departments. Dr. Phan Sok migrated to Canada from Cambodia where he worked as a specialist in infectious diseases (HIV/AIDS), and here in Canada he is a grocery shop.
Another case is that of a banker (Arvid) who qualified for the exam he took for migrating to Canada. In spite of the fact he qualified in the exam and met all the criteria, he was utterly disappointed when he reached Canada. All his qualifications and degrees seemed worth only to work at Tim Hortons. However, Arvid did not give up and applied for job in banking sector, and has an interview.
Another interesting case was that of a doctor who applied for a health care worker. First response he got was that he was rather overqualified for the job he has applied. The doctor could not get the job of a medical secretary as his typing speed was not up to the mark and he did not even have the diploma in secretarial skills. It was indeed an insult for a doctor that he was not considered fit for the work of a personal support worker.
The main motive behind this conference was to give a platform to the foreign skilled workers to give their viewpoints in order to combat the problem they face. Because of this conference, many people came up with their ideas and there took a good deal of discussions.