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"OFFER KNOWLEDGE EXAMS IN FARSI"

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The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario is offering their knowledge exams in 18 different foreign languages.  Farsi is NOT one of them.  

A quick comparison of the total number of people speaking these 18 foreign languages in the City of Toronto clearly proves that Farsi is more popular than 14 of the 18 languages listed by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.  

            LANGUAGE - # of People(Toronto) 

  • CHINESE ( CANTONESE)         114,670
  • SPANISH                                     72,850
  • TAMIL                                           57,535
  • ITALIAN                                       62,640
  • FARSI                                         49,185
  • RUSSIAN                                    36,145
  • KOREAN                                     33,665    
  • PORTUGUESE                           33,425
  • ARABIC                                      29,825
  • GREEK                                       27,840
  • POLISH                                      25,060
  • PUNJUBI                                    19,965
  • HINDI                                          15,230
  • SOMALI                                       11,375
  • CROATIAN                                  2,040
  • GERMAN                                    1,955
  • FINNISH                                     1,315
  • Kurmanji                               NO DATA
  • Badini                                   NO DATA


Source:  Statistics Canada. 2017. Toronto, C [Census subdivision], Ontario and Canada [Country] (table). Census Profile. 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-X2016001. Ottawa. Released September 13, 2017.


Ministry of Transportation as a service provider is failing to accommodate the most recent Iranian immigrants who are hoping to write their MTO knowledge exams in Farsi.  

This is a clear case of Systematic Discrimination.  The Iranian - Canadian Community of Canada are demanding the Ontario Ministry of Transportation  to immediately take action and resolve this matter by offering their knowledge exams in FARSI.  

 

 



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