SETTLING IN SURREY: Struggle to earn a living proves too tough for Pakistani professionals
Thursday, November 5, 2015

A lawyer and a professor move to Canada from Pakistan. How long does it take them to find work?

Too long, the Bokhari family will tell you. For them, that day has yet to come.

It’s been nearly two years since Javaria Bokhari, her husband Jahangir and their two children arrived in Surrey – and the hunt for jobs in their respective fields has forced them to move to Ontario.

Their story is not unique.

Forty per cent of Surrey’s population were foreign-born. Plus, in a survey done by the Surrey Local Immigrant Partnership of more than 500 people, 41 per cent of local immigrants reported difficulty finding employment that matches their education and skills.

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Source: The Now