Dr. Izumi Sakamoto cited in the Toronto Star special issue on Immigration and Employment

Three simple words, but they can add up to a Catch-22 for new immigrants looking for work: “Canadian experience required.”

If you can’t land your first job, how are you supposed to build that all-important breadth of knowledge?

There’s more to it, experts say, than getting up at the crack of dawn to drive your kids to hockey and stopping en route to pick up a double-double at Tim Hortons. And knowing what a double-double is.