A guy named ‘Guy’

Did you hear this story yesterday about the Nova Scotia immigrant? I think it was picked up on the national broadcast – but I am not sure about that.

Anyway, this Israeli immigrant to Nova Scotia is called Guy and the last name Shaham.

So Guy sends out his resume to a couple of dozen jobs and doesn’t get one call back. So he changes his name on the resume to ‘Graham’ and gets a half dozen calls back.

Now, Guy may be exaggerating or the media or whatever but there is a lesson to be learned here.

Politicians may want immigration.

The public may want immigration.

But there may be some education required among our employers because if you have to be named ‘Graham’ that will considerably restrict the size of your potential workforce.