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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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COVID-19 exposes gaps in language education

April 24th

While COVID-19 has heightened hardships for those enrolled in language classes and programs, language instructors and researchers say it has also highlighted…

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Quebec to get 10 times more than B.C. and Ontario to settle immigrants

April 24th

Quebec will be handed roughly 10 times more taxpayer dollars from Ottawa to settle each one of its immigrants than…

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Canada opens door to permanent residence for over 90,000 essential temporary workers and international graduates

April 24th

Canada has announced a time-limited innovative pathway to permanent residence for over 90,000 essential workers and international graduates who are…

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B.C. among top provinces for job growth

April 23rd

Canada’s labour market posted a mammoth job gain in March as second-wave reopenings lifted rehiring. Nationally, employment surged by 303,000…

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Registering for COVID-19 immunization helps put the pandemic behind us

April 21st

As part of the Province’s strategy to provide the AstraZeneca vaccine to people in high-risk neighbourhoods, Fraser Health is now…

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2021 Best Countries Report: Canada is the Best in the World

April 16th

Canada is the No.1 country in the world according to the 2021 Best Countries Report. Japan and Germany took 2nd…

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How to Hire A Temporary Foreign Worker As A Canadian Employer

April 16th

Canadian employers have two main programs through which they can bring in international talent and labour: the Temporary Foreign Worker…

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Canada Announces Fast-Tracking Of Caregiver Permanent Residence Applications

April 16th

Canada Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced on Thursday a plan to fast-track the permanent residence applications of caregivers during the…

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On the frontlines: Under-represented women among hardest hit by COVID-19 restrictions

April 16th

As the federal government plans for a #FeministRecovery, under-represented women in particular, are among the hardest hit from COVID-19. These…

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Canada needs to speed up the integration of skilled immigrants

April 11th

About 18 months ago, I met Ashraf, when he responded to my click for an Uber. His sunny disposition was…

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Heroes on the frontlines of the pandemic: 2021 Immigrant Women of Inspiration

April 11th

Our eighth annual ‘Immigrant Women of Inspiration’ special shines a spotlight on heroes who have continued to work with courage,…

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Connect with the newcomer tech entrepreneur community and find support

April 11th

Canada’s economy is fueled by immigration. We rely heavily on newcomers for talent, new businesses, and disposable income or investment.…

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Essential jobs, multigenerational homes: Filipino Canadians are bearing a heavy brunt of COVID-19

April 11th

As Greg Carlos lay in isolation in the basement bedroom of his Steinbach, Man., home, recovering from the muscle soreness,…

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Many workers willing to reskill to shift careers

April 3rd

Nearly six in 10 (57 per cent) of Canadian workers are willing to reskill to get into a new career.…

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Anti-Asian racism challenges employers

April 3rd

Incidents of anti-Asian racism have been dominating the news the past couple of weeks, if not months. However, the issue…

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Anti-racism network launches new website

April 3rd

The Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network Is launching a new website that will provide extensive resources to help people who find themselves…

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Canada’s population growth rate falls to WWI levels in 2020

March 27th

With an increase in deaths and a decrease in new immigrants, Canada saw its lowest population growth rate since 1916.…

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How I got my first job in Canada during the pandemic

March 27th

I have finally found my dream job in Canada, but my journey was far from normal. Immigrating to a new…

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Immigrate to Canada as a French speaker

March 27th

For several years, the Government of Canada has been stepping up its efforts to attract Francophone immigrants to communities outside…

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Poems and drawings look at marginalization of Asians in North America

March 27th

Curator Godfre Leung was setting up an exhibit at a small East Vancouver bookshop-gallery when it “touched the present unexpectedly in the…

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Survey: 1 in 2 minority Canadians have experienced online racism

March 27th

Noor Fadel says most people assume that the night she was attacked by a racist man on a SkyTrain in…

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Why are we so shocked by recent waves of anti-Asian violence?

March 20th

How could this be happening to us? Despite the similar xenophobic, scapegoating and scaremongering rhetoric that took place during SARS, the…

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Active Witnessing (Bystander Webinar)

June 23rd | 05:30 PM

Have you ever witnessed an incident of racism or hate and did not know what to do? Learn tools to shift from being a...

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METROPOLIS NORTH AMERICA MIGRATION POLICY FORUM

June 28th | 12:00 AM

OVID-19’S IMPACT ON MIGRATION AND BORDERS IN CANADA, THE USA AND MEXICO The annual Metropolis North America (MNA)...

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Can You Create and Tell My Story?

June 30th | 08:00 AM

Are you living in the Langleys? Do you want to share your perspective and experience and create art that shows the...

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How to Talk to Your Kids about Race and Racism

July 18th | 10:00 AM

For many families, talking to their kids about race and racism can be difficult. How do I start this conversation? Are...