July 20, 2021—Ottawa—Canada’s Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program is unique in the world. It gives families the chance to reunite here, providing them the opportunity to thrive in this country. Family reunification plays a significant role in attracting, retaining and integrating immigrants who contribute to our success as a country.
Two students came to me hoping that I would help them find a job. They graduated from English secondary schools in Hong Kong, and then came to Canada for university. Although they can listen, read and write English, their cover letters and resumes lacked fluency and were apparently written by people whose English is their second language. Several sentences were especially confusing to native English speakers.