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Racist clause remains on land title for British Properties home

May 15th

A West Vancouver woman says she was infuriated to find racist language still exists on her home ownership documents, two…

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New report contains 54 recommendations aimed at addressing racism and promoting inclusive excellence at UBC

May 15th

This May marks two years since George Floyd was murdered. Handcuffed and pinned to the ground by his neck under…

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How to immigrate to Canada as a nurse in 2022

May 15th

The pandemic has exacerbated the need for nurses in Canada. One of the ways to fill job vacancies in the…

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IRCC’s application backlog grows beyond 2.1 million people

May 15th

Canada’s immigration backlog has grown beyond 2.1 million across all lines of business as of April 29, according to the…

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New measures to address Canada’s labour shortage

May 11th

By Government of Canada | As Canada continues to recover from the pandemic, employers are actively looking to fill hundreds…

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B.C. government provides more support for newcomers

May 4th

By Vancouver Sun | Newcomers arriving in British Columbia now have better access to labour-market services, trauma counselling and co-ordinated community…

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B.C. introduces ‘monumental’ anti-racism legislation

May 4th

By Vancouver Sun | Community groups and watchdogs hope B.C.’s new anti-racism legislation, tabled Monday, will be the first step…

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Small group of women attacked outside Langley Islamic Centre

May 3rd

A small group of Muslim women were verbally harassed while heading home after evening Ramadan prayers in Langley on Wednesday,…

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Immigrants have long hungered to own property

May 2nd

By Vancouver Sun | In 1891 the government of Canada awarded the first Ukrainian immigrants to Canada, Ivan Pylypiw and…

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BC’s Anti-Racism Data Act aims to protect communities from discrimination

May 2nd

Today the Province of BC introduced long-awaited legislation to identify and address systemic racism and inequality in government programs and…

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Watch Asian Heritage Month celebration

May 2nd

Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity for us to learn more about the many achievements and contributions of Canadians of…

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Canada’s working-age population is older than ever, StatsCan says

April 28th

By CBC News | Canada's working-age population is older than it has ever been, according to new census figures released…

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Census 2021: 20,000 adults in B.C. identified as trans or non-binary

April 28th

By Vancouver Sun | B.C. has one of the highest proportions of people identifying as transgender or gender nonbinary in Canada, according…

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Community seeks support from graffiti artists after repairing defaced Vancouver Chinatown mural

April 28th

By Vancouver Sun | The ‘Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea’ mural in Chinatown that was defaced by graffiti has been…

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Making BC a better place with anti-racism data

April 24th

By BC GOV News The provincial government is working hard to make B.C. a more equitable, inclusive and welcoming province…

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Canada’s promise to resettle Afghans is falling far short

April 24th

By Vancouver Sun | Documentary filmmaker Alison MacLean is in an epic struggle to rescue the people who helped her…

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Immigration key to refilling country’s talent pool: experts

April 21st

For a country that depends on immigration for much of its population growth, it is logical for Canada to look…

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BC announces new supports to attract internationally trained nurses

April 20th

British Columbia is looking to other countries to solve its nursing shortage "crisis," starting with financial support to help internationally…

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Poll: Seven in Ten Canadians Say Newcomers’ English is Insufficient

April 20th

If you’re a landed immigrant in Canada, you’ll most likely have passed the English language test. That means you can…

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A home-made lunch at Langley church raises more than $47,000 for Ukraine relief

April 16th

By Langley Advance Times A Sunday meal of homemade soup, buns, and dessert at a Langley church raised more than…

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Unemployment rate among Canadian immigrants at historic low

April 14th

By CIC News | The unemployment rate for immigrants who landed in Canada within the past five years was at…

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Tech group wants new visa to allow skilled workers to enter Canada without a job offer

April 14th

By CIC News | To help address labour shortages in the tech sector, the Council of Canadian Innovators is calling on the…

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Cast your vote for 25 of our nation’s most inspiring immigrants!

April 14th

It’s time to vote for the 14th annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards! Canadian Immigrant magazine has opened the national online…

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Canada announces new immigration fees for 2022

April 13th

By CIC News Canada is increasing fees for all permanent residence applications on April 30. The fee increases will apply…

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Ninth annual ‘Immigrant Women of Inspiration’ features four women pushing boundaries in science and technology

April 7th

Every spring, in recognition of International Women’s Day, March 8, Canadian Immigrant spotlights women of inspiration in different fields. This…

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Expanded foreign worker program praised, but more hiring help needed, businesses say

April 7th

By CBC News Some New Brunswick business representatives say the expansion of the temporary foreign workers program is a step…

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B.C. continues building support network to welcome Ukrainians

April 7th

With thousands of displaced Ukrainians expected to relocate to British Columbia over the coming months, the Province is expanding services…

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From immigrant to eBay’s micro-multinational entrepreneur of the year

March 30th

By Vancouver Sun | Even as a boy in Pakistan, Jahen Zeb was drawn to collecting objects around him. It…

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New to Canada, or the workforce? Here’s what to know about filing taxes

March 30th

By Vancouver Sun | Are you a young Canadian who just entered the workforce, or a recent immigrant filing taxes…

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Canada to offer language training, employment assistance to Ukrainians fleeing war

March 30th

By Vancouver is Awesome The government will help Ukrainians arriving in Canada find a job and learn to speak English…

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To retain immigrants, decision-makers must address systemic failures

March 29th

By Vancouver is Awesome It’s high-time to recognize that it’s not so much Canada doing a favour for immigrants, but…

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Discrimination is the top legal challenge facing immigrants in Victoria, study suggests

March 29th

By CHEK News A recently released study is shining a light on some of the issues and challenges immigrants in Victoria and…

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B.C. report finds temporary foreign workers suffer ‘troubling’ abuse

March 25th

By Vancouver Sun | Temporary foreign workers in British Columbia who try to escape abusive workplaces face barriers in accessing…

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Surveys and immigration policies suggest Canadians prefer some refugees over others

March 25th

By Vancouver Sun | A new survey seems to suggest that Canadians prefer certain refugees over others, an outcome that…

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Former Vietnamese refugees launch fundraiser for Ukraine’s displaced

March 25th

By Vancouver Sun | Boyhood memories of war and flight are nightmarish enough, but seeing similar scenes on the nightly…

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Immigrant project highlights unfairness in Canadian hiring practices, newcomers say

March 21st

By CBC News | Cindy Chan, who immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong, is part of an advocacy project that…

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IRCC: No details yet on Parents and Grandparents Program 2022

March 21st

By CIC News | In a March 14, 2022 email to CIC News, IRCC said it has yet to be determined…

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Canada’s ‘Best Diversity Employers’ for 2022 announced

March 19th

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine The winners of this year’s Canada’s Best Diversity Employers competition, announced on March 8, 2022, draws the…

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Canada landed 35,000 immigrants in January 2022

March 19th

By CIC News Canada landed 35,260 new permanent residents in January 2022, according to new IRCC data. Obtained by CIC News in…

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New job banks open for employers to hire Ukrainians

March 19th

By HR Reporter | In addition to opening its borders to Ukrainians fleeing the invasion by Russia, Ottawa is calling…

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Canada launches special temporary residence pathway for Ukrainians

March 17th

By CIC News On March 17, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced the launch of the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET), an accelerated temporary…

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Hong Kong immigration to Canada is booming

March 17th

By CIC News Canada is enjoying a resurgence in immigration from Hong Kong. CIC News obtained new data from Immigration, Refugees…

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Bridging the benefits gap for a diverse workforce in 2022

March 16th

By HR Reporter The past few years forced us, and many other businesses, to rethink how we work by focusing…

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Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2022 were just announced & here’s the full list

March 11th

The list of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers was just released, and includes workplaces that have created initiatives to tacking challenging…

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B.C. premier urges patience as Ukraine refugees head for Canada

March 11th

By Maple Ridge News | The B.C. government is looking at its temporary housing options and trauma counselling for thousands…

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Abuse survivors tell their stories at International Women’s Day event in Langley

March 11th

By Langley Advance Times | Tia Dawson didn’t think she was being abused because her husband didn’t hit her. At…

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Canada needs immigrants: Immigration levels plan 2022-2024 announced

March 4th

By CIC News | Did you know? – Immigration accounts for almost 100% of Canada’s labour force growth – Nearly…

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Ontario to remove barriers for out-of-province skilled workers

March 4th

By CIC News | The Ontario government plans to introduce legislation to make it easier for workers in over 30…

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Ukraine crisis: Canada opens to unlimited number of Ukrainian immigrants

March 4th

By CIC News | Canada is introducing new immigration streams for Ukrainians who want to move to Canada permanently or…

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Scam emails, donation fraud surge in Canada as Ukraine crisis continues

March 4th

By Langley Advance Times | Cyber security experts are cautioning Canadians before they donate to the crisis in Ukraine with…

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Langley-based church sends $50,000 to aid Ukrainian refugees

March 4th

By Langley Advance Times | A Langley church has already raised more than $50,000 to help a network of sister…

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Langley Local Immigration Partnership – Employer Survey – We are looking for your input!

March 2nd

Link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SHCK6XW   What is the Langley Local Immigration Partnership? The Langley Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) is a federally…

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Rural communities need more settlement dollars: Conference Board

February 28th

By New Canadian Media | Settlement services for new immigrants, especially in small towns and rural communities, need to be…

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Why Canada needs to speed up the immigrant entrepreneur visa program

February 28th

By Toronto Star | Mike Lazaridis, Arlene Dickinson, Tobi Lutke, Susur Lee — what do these Canadians have in common?…

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B.C. will ‘open arms’ to Ukrainians fleeing violence, but leaving isn’t easy

February 28th

By Vancouver Sun | Ron Nikkel is working to help his sons and their families come to B.C. from Ukraine,…

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Why the Ukrainian diaspora settled in the Canadian Prairies

February 25th

By Tri-Cities News | As Russia invades Ukraine, descendants of the Ukrainian diaspora are watching with concern to what’s happening…

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Business summit intends to breaks barriers for Black entrepreneurs

February 24th

By Vancouver Sun | Jackee Kasandy’s “Aha moment” in reaching the conclusion she could help Black entrepreneurs to obtain a…

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Program launched to assist women and gender-diverse TV producers

February 19th

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | A new six-month initiative to assist up to 10 women and gender-diverse creators to break…

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Canada increases target to 432,000 immigrants in 2022 under Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024

February 19th

By CIC News The Canadian government has just announced its Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024. Canada is increasing its immigration targets yet…

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Immigrant Women of Inspiration 2022: Call for nominations

February 19th

Canadian Immigrant is seeking nominations for the ninth annual Immigrant Women of Inspiration! This year, the spotlight is on immigrant…

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Canada needs immigrants: Immigration levels plan 2022-2024 announced

February 18th

Did you know? – Immigration accounts for almost 100% of Canada’s labour force growth – Nearly 80% of our population…

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Small towns, big opportunities: Why immigrants are moving away from urban centres

February 18th

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | If there’s anything that the pandemic has proven, it is that there’s life beyond the…

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How to Become a Physical Therapist in BC

May 18th | 12:00 AM

A person must be registered with College of Physical Therapists of BC (CPTBC) in order to practice physical therapy and...

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Historical Experience of Chinse Canadian Community

May 30th | 12:00 AM

You are invited to celebrate Asian Heritage Month and the BC Anti-Racism Week.  This is special session presenting:...

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YOUTH CAREER HIRING FAIR

June 2nd | 10:00 AM

This event is open to Grade 11 and 12 students looking for work and students involved in Trades and Apprenticeship...

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Library Champions Project – Summer Regional Group

June 9th | 09:30 AM

The NewToBC Team is always looking for new Library Champions!...