Myth Busting

Notes & Ideas

  • Truth: Media can create negative assumptions

  • Myth- you need to leave NS to get your PR then come back

  • Myth: “i can't hire you unless you have a PR”

  • Myth:”you won't get the job

  • Apply, apply, apply. Dont screen yourself out

  • Myth: work permits are only the responsibility of the newcomers

  • Myth: supporting someone is not the same as sponsorship

  • Myth: immigrants steal our jobs

  • Myth: NS is more diverse than the rest of Canada

Questions

  • How do we bust the myths?

  • And increase support for immigration

  • How can we support immigrants in getting employed

Actions

  • Be empathetic- not assuming

  • Ask questions, listen and learn

  • Understand the human experience

  • Don't be afraid to call people out and provide accurate facts to dispel myths

  • Try not to label

  • Importance of storytelling

  • Extra programs to support immigrants

  • FAQs for employers and immigrants

  • Research

  • Celebrate success

  • Repeat good stories

  • Encourage the under-represented to apply

  • Do not screen yourself out of the job competition

Take Aways

Public awareness campaign