Canada invites foreign workers but neglects them on arrival

"It's one of the worst forms of oppression," says immigrant
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/03/2004

Fuzail Siddiqui of Markham, Ont., has a master’s degree in geology, a doctorate in mineralogy, 10 years’ experience in teaching and 25 years in high-level positions in the mining industry in Zambia.

He doesn’t understand why he couldn’t get calls, especially for postings that matched exactly his skills and experience.

Facing pressure to put food on the table, Siddiqui eventually opted for a maintenance job at a golf course in Stouffville, Ont.