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Surrey councillor calls for wider review of racism, sexism allegations at Cloverdale Rodeo

July 23rd

A Surrey councillor is calling for a wider review after a human rights complaint was levelled against the Cloverdale Rodeo…

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BC@150: Anti-Asian sentiment ran high in B.C., despite the desperate need for Chinese workers

July 23rd

B.C.’s first official working day as the newest province of Canada dawned over the port of New Westminster on July…

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Former Syrian refugee stuck in an airport for 7 months finds a new side of Canada in B.C.’s north

July 23rd

A former Syrian refugee — who achieved a certain amount of international recognition after being stranded in a Malaysian airport for…

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Liberals promise to boost number of parents and grandparents sponsored to Canada

July 23rd

In an election-style campaign stop in B.C., Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said Ottawa is going to triple the number of…

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What travellers to Canada can expect on July 21

July 16th

Before the end of the day on July 21, the Canadian government will have to make a decision on whether…

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New immigration to Canada falls again in May 2021

July 16th

Canada welcomed 17,100 new permanent residents in May 2021. New Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data released this morning…

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Can racism cause schizophrenia?

July 16th

One of the first patients Kwame McKenzie treated as a psychiatrist in London, England, was a young Black man diagnosed…

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Certified translation for immigration to Canada: What you need to know

July 16th

When applying for immigration or permanent residence, you may be asked to provide certified translations of your official documents into…

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Immigrants and international students grew Canada’s population in Q1 2021

July 16th

In the first quarter of 2021, Canada’s population grew at the fastest rate since the pandemic began. The population rebounded…

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Ottawa plans racism awareness campaign

July 9th

The federal government plans to launch a national ad campaign aimed at making more white Canadians knowledgeable about systemic racism.…

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A front-line airport worker shares valuable advice for travellers landing in Canada

July 8th

Amid the global pandemic, every day thousands of travellers from around the world continue to arrive at Toronto Pearson International…

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Advantages for Immigrant Entrepreneurs From Canada’s Strong Start-Up Ecosystem

July 8th

Canada is a great country for entrepreneurs looking for a place to set up a new business thanks to strong…

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Federal minimum wage increase set for end of year

July 8th

A $15 per hour federal minimum wage for Canada has officially been approved in Ottawa. The change will affect workers…

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Ontario funds training for immigrants impacted by COVID-19

July 8th

Ontario is helping immigrants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. New immigrants were among the hardest hit by COVID, with an…

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Refugee Resettlement

Crisis in long-term care facilities: Female immigrant health-care aides often overlooked, report

July 3rd

More than two dozen female immigrant workers have come forward to express their concerns with working conditions in Alberta’s long-term…

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Make the most of your Canadian summer

July 1st

Activities and ideas for a fun and safe summer as we approach the hopeful end to the pandemic restrictions Come…

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Canada well worth celebrating despite tensions over racism, alienation

June 28th

It’s been a rough year and a half in Canada, with emotions running high and negative. On top of the…

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Western-Chinese food is authentic — and isn’t white washing our culture

June 28th

This First Person article is the experience of Kathryn Mannie, a third-generation Chinese Canadian from Vancouver. For more information about…

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‘I Am Your Neighbour And You Don’t Know My Story’

June 28th

She came to Canada in the footsteps of revolutionaries: a 10-year-old girl on an 18-hour flight, imagining. She imagined a…

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Is Canada a racist country? Poll says it depends

June 23rd

By Toronto Sun | Whether you view Canada as a racist country depends on who you are, where you live…

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Liberals to introduce new hate speech bill

June 23rd

Right before the House of Commons breaks for summer, the Liberal government will introduce a new bill tackling hate speech,…

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Are employers all talk when it comes to racial injustice?

June 23rd

By HR Reporter | Eighty per cent of U.S. employees believe addressing racial injustice and equity is a central responsibility…

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Fear, guilt, ‘trauma and resilience’: Newly launched Refugee Story Bank of Canada shares stories by those who’ve sought protection in Canada

June 23rd

By Toronto Star | For a long time, Boban Stojanović volunteered at refugee camps across Serbia, where people from Bosnia,…

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Canada celebrates diversity in June

June 18th

In Canada, June is National Indigenous History Month, Italian Heritage Month, Portuguese Heritage Month, Filipino Heritage Month, LGBTQ2+ Pride, and…

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Canada border restrictions extended to July 21

June 18th

Canada will be extending its restrictions on international travellers until July 21. Public safety minister, Bill Blair, confirmed the news…

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As a Muslim and a teacher, I hope to be part of the change needed to overcome racism and hatred

June 18th

This First Person piece is by Aysha Yaqoob, a first-generation immigrant and a teacher in Regina. (more…)

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Colour-coded’ retirement security: Study finds economic marginalization and inequity follow people into old age

June 18th

Indigenous and racialized seniors have much lower retirement incomes and higher poverty rates than their white counterparts, which a new…

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Countries that kept women engaged in labour force during the pandemic will rebound faster

June 18th

The benefits of female labour participation have been well documented over the years, particularly related to the positive impacts on…

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Canadian citizenship oath could help newcomers learn more about Indigenous people

June 18th

Sharon Nyangweso says she first heard of Indigenous people in Canada when she was eight years old. Her family had…

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Ottawa’s immigration push raises prosperity questions

June 13th

With physical distancing and limited social circles a fixture of everyday life during the pandemic, Queenie Choo believes more newcomers to Canada…

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Immigrant COVID-19 deaths early in pandemic about twice that of other Canadians: Statscan

June 13th

Canadian neighbourhoods where visible minorities live had a COVID-19 death rate about two times higher than areas that had a…

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VPD adds forms in various languages for reporting anti-Asian racism

June 13th

  Read more The Vancouver Police Department website now provides online forms for reporting racist or hate incidents and crimes in Chinese,…

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New reports shed light on workplace diversity and need for immigrants in SDG

June 8th

Two new reports have shown that marginalized groups are far from represented in the top levels of businesses, and that…

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How The Start-Up Visa Helps Canada Beat US On Attracting Immigrant Entrepreneurs

June 8th

Canada immigration news: Leading American business magazine Forbes says Canada is doing a better job of attracting immigrant entrepreneurs than…

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Now you’re speaking my language: How one doctor who grew up in Brampton’s L6P is helping get the South Asian community vaccinated

June 4th

As an emergency physician, Raj Grewal knows how difficult it can be to seek medical help when language is a…

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How 3 waves of Asian immigration shaped Ottawa

June 4th

Ajit Singh Sandhu will never forget the day he saw one of Pakistan's most revered folk singers perform in Ottawa.…

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Minimum wage boost: B.C.’s lowest paid workers, liquor servers to get pay increase

June 4th

The lowest paid workers in B.C. will get a wage boost this week and the province's separate minimum for liquor…

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Caring for your relationship as you settle in a new country

June 4th

Moving to a new country may be one of the biggest decisions you will make as a family. The excitement…

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Enriching communities: #ImmigrationMatters to Canada

May 28th

Canada’s Immigration Matters initiative, presented by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), looks at how immigration strengthens Canada. This initiative uses…

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Statistics Canada report says pandemic job losses hit women harder than men

May 28th

A new report by Statistics Canada says job losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been consistently more severe for…

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This is why Vancouver has become North America’s anti-Asian hate crime capital

May 28th

It’s said to be the most Asian city outside Asia. Where a quarter of residents speak a Chinese language and…

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Preserving culture and tradition is possible in interracial marriages, couples say

May 21st

May is Asian Heritage Month. Boldly Asian is a CBC Toronto series shining a light on GTA changemakers who are…

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Chinese/Canadian writing series builds bridge for cross-cultural understanding

May 21st

As an immigrant to Canada from China, Shuyu Kong, SFU professor in the department of humanities and the Global Asia Program, has always been…

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Regardless of education or training, racialized immigrant women earn less

May 21st

Conventional wisdom suggests that first-generation immigrants often struggle in their careers for reasons related to being new to the domestic workforce. For…

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15 books by Asian Canadian authors to read for Asian Heritage Month

May 21st

May is Asian Heritage Month. Celebrate by checking out one of these great Canadian books. How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa…

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Nominations are now open for the 13th Annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards!

May 13th

Immigrants increasingly make up a large portion of our population and have made – and continue to make – immeasurable…

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Cold winters, warm welcomes: How newcomers can settle in Canada

May 13th

It’s well known that immersing yourself into the local community and culture is a great way to become fluent in…

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Why ‘Asian’ isn’t a one-size-fits-all term for many Canadians

May 13th

What comes to mind when you hear the word "Asian"? For Muhammad Akbar Ali, it's a complicated answer, and every…

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B.C. woman organizes cross-country rallies to protest anti-Asian hate

May 13th

A Burnaby woman angry and frustrated by an exponential increase in anti-Asian hate crimes since the start of the COVID-19…

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VPD’s forms limit who can file anti-Asian racism complaints, says Vancouver lawyer

May 5th

Vancouver lawyer Steven Ngo was in his car on the corner of Fraser Street and 41st Avenue in mid-April when…

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What History Can Tell Us About Working as an Immigrant Nurse in Canada

May 5th

Like many internationally educated nurses (IENs) in Canada, Jeff Kua came to the country through the Live-in Caregiver Program. It…

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Now I understand the sacrifices made by my immigrant parents

May 5th

I have a confession. Despite the fact that I, too, lived over a convenience store run by my immigrant parents,…

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Hidden Hate: Exposing the roots of anti-Asian racism in Canada

May 5th

Anti-Asian racism has surged across North America since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but Metro Vancouver has been particularly hard hit. Statistics from the…

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Statement by Minister Chagger on Asian Heritage Month

May 1st

Today marks the beginning of Asian Heritage Month. This year's theme, Recognition, Resilience, and Resolve, embodies pan-Asian diversity and the…

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Immigration pilot program brings diversity, experienced employees for local businesses

April 30th

Everard Kasimanwuna says he found his forever home in Timmins and he’s here to stay. Kasimanwuna is one of the…

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Active witnessing: Delta folks learn to stand up to racism

April 30th

Huddled over the screen were Megan Simpson and her 9-year-old son. Together, they go over cue cards to choose the…

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IRCC Launches New “Welcome to Canada” Employment Video

April 30th

Are you preparing to immigrate to Canada, or are already living here? Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has a…

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COVID-19 cases at height of B.C.’s 3rd wave disproportionately affecting South Asian communities

April 30th

For the past year, there have been anecdotal reports of COVID-19 disproportionately affecting South Asian communities in British Columbia, but…

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Amazon Hiring Event

August 17th | 10:00 AM

Amazon is opening a new location in Langley! Register for this ONLINE Hiring Fair to learn about the jobs, wages, and...