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Title: Access to professional communities of practice : communication and cultural barriers of highly qualified immigrant professionals in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Authors: Wang, Lei
Issue Date: 2006
Abstract: Immigrants have been recruited to Canada for their societal and economic importance. Yet it is well documented that skilled workers encounter many barriers re-entering their internationally trained fields in Canada. Among others, the communication and cultural barriers, although recognized as major ones, have more often been mentioned than studied in depth. A case study has been designed to explore this topic from the re-entry experiences of six immigrant professionals in three different fields: engineering, medicine, and banking. This study also examined the professional language re-socialization support provided by a new type of higher-level, occupational specific language training program (Enhanced Language Training) in the three mentioned professional fields.
Other Identifiers: (Sirsi) a1684219
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