Visit a hospital in a typical developed country and you will quickly see the roles played by migrants – everything from performing surgery to washing floors. Migrants can be a key addition to the workforce, even if their presence may sometimes be resented and they are not always able to make the best use of their skills.
Ahmet Elomari is a 37-year-old Moroccan immigrant in Canada. He has studied aerospace engineering in both Morocco and France, and has also worked in both countries. His current job? Assembling plastic toys.
When Elomari first moved to Canada, he sent out his CV to a number of companies. “I applied for many jobs at Bombardier and Air Canada, and I never even got a reply,” he ...