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Upcoming offerings from Canadian Immigrant this fall

October 5th

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | Mark your calendars! Canadian Immigrant events – both virtual and in-person – provide excellent opportunities…

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Egyptian-born newcomer Moatassem Moatez builds a successful business during the pandemic

October 5th

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | Imagine you decide to start a new company in a country you recently immigrated to.…

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Canada removing barriers to permanent residence for physicians

October 5th

By CIC News | As Canada continues to experience a nation-wide shortage of qualified physicians, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has…

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Canadian banks look to newcomers as key source of client growth

October 5th

By Victoria News | Canada is banking on newcomers to help keep the economy humming along, while banks themselves are…

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Refugee Resettlement

Immigration accounts for over 94% of Canada’s population growth in Q2 of 2022

October 5th

By CIC News | Statistics Canada (StatsCan) recently published its population estimates for the second quarter (April to June) of 2022. Along…

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Refugee Resettlement

Examining what a Labour Market Impact Assessment is

October 4th

By CIC News | Canadian employers may need to get a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) before hiring a foreign worker. An…

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Raise-a-Reader: ‘Education is the key’ for families coming to Canada from Afghanistan

September 29th

By Vancouver Sun | Three years ago, Maryam Zamani was hiding from the Taliban with her family in Kabul. Today,…

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Canada sees fastest population growth since 1957, driven mostly by immigration: StatCan

September 28th

By Global News | Canada has seen its highest population growth rate since the height of the baby boom, mostly driven by immigration,…

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IRCC’s #ImmigrationMatters campaign highlights the benefits of immigration

September 27th

By CIC News | Since 2018 Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been running its immigration matters campaign as part of…

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Raise-a-Reader: Gaby and Jose Santos overcome hardship through learning together

September 26th

By Vancouver Sun | Jose Santos credits the Vancouver Canucks with helping him learn to read. At four, Jose’s mother…

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Delta literacy program stresses the importance of reading to even the youngest

September 25th

By Vancouver Sun | With the help of Raise-a-Reader, young moms in Delta are able to take home books for…

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Refugees stitch together new lives creating uniforms for first responders in B.C. and beyond

September 25th

By Vancouver Sun | Inside the 60-year-old tailoring shop on East Pender, it looks like a mini-United Nations. Tailors, seamstresses,…

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Burnaby Neighbourhood House distributes new and donated books in literacy hampers

September 23rd

By Vancouver Sun People in search of books have a friend in Burnaby Neighbourhood House. Twice a year, the community…

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Canada marks 20,000 Afghan arrivals with help from partners at home and abroad

September 23rd

By News Wire The Government of Canada continues to work hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan nationals as quickly and safely…

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Sean Fraser tables strategy for temporary residents who want to become Canadian permanent residents

September 23rd

By CIC News | Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has tabled a plan to expand pathways to permanent residence for international students…

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Canadian job vacancies have reached another all-time high

September 21st

By CIC News | Statistics Canada has released results of the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey report for the second quarter of…

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Cut from his mother: Invisible Boy tells the story of a Black boy growing up in a white B.C. household

September 18th

By Vancouver Sun | Invisible Boy: A Memoir of Self-Discovery is the story of a Black boy growing up in…

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Vancouver’s first Black library: A place of refuge, at last

September 16th

By Vancouver Sun | To step into the Vancouver Black Library feels like a walk into a person’s soul, a…

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Structured Cabling & Security Systems Training

September 14th

Langley Community Services Society's Structured Cabling Security Systems program is now accepting applications for the first intake of participants. Register…

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B.C. man funds scholarship after effort to strip controversial name from alma mater falls flat

September 14th

By Vancouver Sun | A Vancouver man is funding a new scholarship celebrating a Chinese Canadian leader after unsuccessfully trying…

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Canada’s linguistic diversity continues to grow

September 14th

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | The number of Canadians who predominantly speak a language other than English or French hit…

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Welcome Back to LINC Classes

September 12th

Register for FREE English Classes! (more…)

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Welcoming Week 2022 toolkit

September 9th

By Canada Gov News Welcoming Week is an annual opportunity to recognize and celebrate the people, places and values that…

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Canada is on track to welcome a record 431,000 immigrants

September 9th

By CIC News | As of August 22, Canada has welcomed about 300,000 new permanent residents. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser boasted last…

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Looking Ahead to Canada’s Demographics in 2041

September 9th

By CIC News | The world can change a lot in 20 years, and that reality is no different when…

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Research Scientist from Ukraine finds many advantages to living in Thunder Bay

September 8th

By CIC News | Sasha Bubon, Associate Scientist at the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute and Chief Technology Officer of…

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A stronger immigration system that better serves newcomers

September 7th

By Canada Gov News Canada continues to be a destination of choice for people looking for a new place to…

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Government addresses passport processing delays

September 3rd

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine A number of Canadians are making travel plans after more than two years of pandemic restrictions…

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Fraser announces new measures to modernize Canada’s immigration system

September 3rd

By CIC News | On September 1, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser introduced new online services across Canada’s immigration system, intended to improve…

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IRCC to improve immigration pilot program management following internal audit

September 3rd

By CIC News Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is creating guiding principles for managing immigration pilot programs following the recommendation…

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How Canada can solve its worsening skilled labour shortage

September 3rd

By Financial Post Maybe you’ve seen the ads? The premier of Alberta recently launched a $2.6-million “Alberta is calling” ad…

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Meet your Langley council candidates at upcoming forums

September 3rd

By Langley Advance Time | Several all candidates meetings and forums are scheduled as candidates announce their intentions and the…

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Immigration to drive Canada’s population increase into 2068

August 27th

By CIC News | Statistics Canada has released its projections for Canada’s population growth spanning the next 47 years. The report…

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How Raptors games and Bieber concerts are cultivating connections for young newcomers through shared cultural experiences

August 27th

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | Cultural and community-building experiences can create a sense of belonging and provide life-long memories for…

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Canada less than halfway to Afghan resettlement goal one year after Taliban takeover

August 22nd

By Vancouver Sun | More than 17,300 Afghans have arrived in Canada since last August compared to 71,800 Ukrainians who…

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Mandarin, Punjabi and Cantonese most common languages in B.C. after English: StatCan

August 19th

By Vancouver Sun | Two out of every five British Columbians speak at least two languages, according to the latest census…

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South Asian languages on the rise in Canada as a result of immigration: census

August 17th

By Global News | Immigration is fuelling a rise in the number of Canadians who speak a language other than…

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Man confronts Asian women at Richmond Canada Line station

August 17th

By Richmond News | A video posted on social media appears to show a Caucasian man making racist remarks towards…

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2 in 5 employers boosting starting salaries

August 14th

By HR Reporter | In a very tight labour market, nearly half of managers (47 per cent) are reporting an…

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IRCC officials discuss study permit backlog and new recommendations at CBIE symposium

August 14th

By CIC News | Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is reporting an unprecedented surge in demand for study permits from…

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Most B.C. victims of hate during pandemic did not report to authorities: survey

August 11th

By Vancouver Sun | A concerning number of B.C. residents who experienced hate or violence during COVID-19 didn’t report the…

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Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Awards

August 5th

By News Wire | If you've been watching soccer on television lately, you'll have seen this Top 25 Canadian Immigrant…

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IRCC’s Anti Racism Strategy for 2021-2024

August 5th

By CIC News | In 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) began looking deeper into the departments’ internal environment through an…

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IRCC has approved new language test for Canadian immigration

August 5th

By CIC News IRCC has recently approved the designation-in-principle of a new language test for economic class immigration applicants. Immigration, Refugees and…

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Employers take wait-and-see approach to hiring

July 30th

By HR Reporter Half (50 per cent) of Canadian employers say they need more employees but lack the capacity to…

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Waterloo Region immigration report outlines experiences and challenges faced by new arrivals

July 30th

By CIC News Every two years, the Waterloo Region conducts a survey of immigrants, refugees, international students, temporary workers, and their…

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Canadian immigration ministers agree on multi-year PNP levels plan

July 28th

By CIC News | The Forum of Ministers Responsible (FMRI) for Immigration met in Saint John, New Brunswick on July…

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Five tangible actions to improve community safety in Chinatown

July 26th

By Vancouver Sun | When I was young, I spent a lot of time in Chinatown. It was the only…

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B.C. ending immigration detention arrangement with CBSA, citing human rights

July 22nd

By CBC News | British Columbia is ending an arrangement with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to hold immigration detainees…

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“Atmosphere of terror”: Refugee family shocked by violence in Surrey

July 21st

By Vancouver Sun | Nisar Ahmad and his wife Shukria Azadzoi came to Canada in May after fleeing Afghanistan in…

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Premiers make recommendations for improvements to immigration

July 20th

By CIC News Attracting and retaining skilled foreign workers was one of the main topics at a recent Premiers Meeting…

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Canada’s immigration backlog grows to 2.7 million people

July 19th

By CIC News This represents a growth of nearly 300,000 people over the past six weeks. The backlog has nearly…

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Ukrainian family finds refuge in Castlegar

July 15th

By Maple Ridge News | In broken English, Nina Kucheruk takes a coffee order at the Humble Bean in Castlegar.…

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Foreign-trained doctors in B.C. stuck ‘sitting on a shelf’ instead of closing shortage of family physicians

July 15th

By Vancouver Sun | Five years ago Amit Bhalla closed his practice as a radiologist in India, left his wife…

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Survey: International students choose Canada for its reputation as a safe and inclusive country

July 14th

By CIC News | The Canadian Board of International Education (CBIE) has recently released the results of their 2021 annual international student survey.…

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Business Council of Canada says increased immigration is vital to Canada’s economy

July 13th

By CIC News | Canada works hard to position itself as an ideal home for the best and the brightest…

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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon returns to Stanley Park July 10

July 8th

Vancouver, BC – Following two years of virtual events, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is excited to announce that the annual Walk with the…

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Express Entry: Canada invites skilled immigrants overseas for first time since 2020

July 8th

By CIC News | Canada has invited Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) candidates for the first time since December 2020.…

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22 major companies commit to creating economic opportunities for refugees

July 8th

By Canadian Immigrant News | As Canada welcomes an unrestricted number of refugees from Ukraine and 40,000 refugees from Afghanistan,…

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Overall job vacancies in Canada continue to increase

July 8th

By CIC News | According to Statistics Canada’s latest report on job vacancies, payroll and earnings, employers in Canada were actively seeking…

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B.C. provides ‘hardship assistance’ funding for displaced Ukrainian refugees

July 8th

By Global News Under the federal Canada-Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program, arriving Ukrainians are eligible for assistance based on…

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Structured Cabling & Security Systems Training

October 11th | 09:00 AM

Langley Community Services Society’s Structured Cabling Security Systems program is now accepting applications...

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Community Forum: Strengthening Support for Ukrainians in the South Fraser

October 18th | 02:00 PM

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DIVERSEcity Entrepreneur & Small Business Fair 2022

October 19th | 03:00 PM

Supports diverse entrepreneurs to get the knowledge and tools they need to plan, launch and grow their own business in...

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Racism & Active Witnessing Online Workshop (Arabic Interpretation)

October 19th | 06:00 PM

Learn how to build an awareness of the various forms of discrimination and empower yourself to shift from a silent...

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Strategies for Newcomer Job Seekers: Perspectives from Local Employers

October 26th | 09:30 AM

Hear from a panel of employers from Dillon Consulting, Raymond James, go2HR, Uncommon Purpose & LifeTec...

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WorkBC Job Fair

October 26th | 10:00 AM

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SFU Surrey Community Open House

October 27th | 04:00 PM

Celebrating SFU Surrey’s 20th anniversary at the SFU Surrey Community Open House on October 27!...

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Vancouver Canadian Immigrant Newcomer Fair

November 3rd | 10:00 AM

New to Canada? Looking to launch your career, change jobs, go back to school or find a network? The Canadian Immigrant...

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Racism & Active Witnessing Online Workshop (Chinese Interpretation)

November 3rd | 05:30 PM

Learn how to build an awareness of the various forms of discrimination and empower yourself to shift from a silent...

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Career Paths Info Sessions

November 23rd | 10:00 AM

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