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Nobel winner David Card proves immigrants don’t reduce the wages of native-born workers

October 15th

By The Conversation | Applied economists spend a large fraction of their time trying to squeeze meaningful answers — causal effects —…

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‘You would think that you were in heaven’: Afghanistan refugees thankful for new home in Calgary

October 15th

By CBC News | This Thanksgiving, 40 Afghan refugee families are experiencing the holiday for the first time as they…

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Kingston group shares best practices for youth refugees arriving alone

October 9th

When Rohullah Fayizi arrived in Kingston, Ontario, from Afghanistan he was all alone. A 20-year-old refugee without a family. “I’m…

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How libraries can help newcomers adjust to life in Canada

October 9th

More than just reading material, libraries across the country offer a wide range of services such as settlement resources, learning…

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Canada landed almost 38,000 new immigrants in August 2021

October 9th

Canada’s new immigrant landings remain high. CIC News has obtained new data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada that shows Canada…

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IRCC’s immigrant settlement funding by province/territory for 2021-22

October 9th

An internal memo reveals how IRCC is spending its $1.7 billion settlement budget during the 2021-22 Canadian government fiscal year…

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Canada invests $100 million to support newcomers’ integration

October 3rd

By CIC News Settlement services are critical to helping newcomers settle and adjust to life in Canada. They range from…

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Richmond youth celebrate beauty of diversity through photos, videos

October 3rd

By Richmond News Videos and photos taken by Richmond youth are highlighting the beauty of diversity and are being shared…

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Multiculturalism series aimed to educate the Tri-Cities on B.C.’s diversity

September 28th

B.C. shares a rich history of diversity and multiculturalism. In an effort to share that history, the Coquitlam Public Library…

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Immigrant nurses in B.C. say language proficiency tests a barrier to practice

September 27th

Some internationally educated nurses in B.C. say the language proficiency requirement to become a registered nurse is an unnecessary barrier forcing them to give…

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IRCC holds Parents and Grandparents Program 2021 sponsorship lottery

September 26th

IRCC has just announced it is beginning to issue Parents and Grandparents Program 2021 invitations. A total of 30,000 Canadian…

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Raise-a-Reader: Afghan family embrace a culture with children’s books

September 26th

When Mahrukh Barakzai first came to Canada from Afghanistan in 2017 she knew a little bit of English. But she…

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Visitors in Canada continue to have access to work permits

September 26th

Canada announced that it is extending until February 28, 2022, a coronavirus-related measure allowing visitors to obtain work permits. Since August…

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Richmond residents, Chinese immigrants journeyed north to immerse themselves in Canadian culture

September 26th

Richmond residents Yu Jiang and Roger Xiao have just returned home from a self-guided tour of northern B.C, which they…

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As a child, I thought everybody non-white in Canada was from elsewhere. As an adult, I understand elsewhere is just as valid a way to live

September 26th

By Globe and Mail | Ian Williams is the author of Reproduction, which won the Scotiabank Giller Prize. His latest…

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Impact of COVID-19 on businesses majority-owned by various sub-population groups and visible minorities, third quarter of 2021

September 19th

By Statistics Canada The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact Canadians in different communities in numerous ways. Real gross domestic product…

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New citizens navigate ‘confusing’ process of voting for first time

September 19th

By Vancouver Sun | As soon as Vancouver resident Yu Chen took her oath of Canadian citizenship during a ceremony…

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Many employers failing to follow through on DEI plans: Report

September 19th

By HR Reporter Despite employers planning to make their workplace more diverse through different programs, many have failed to follow…

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These new Canadians cast their first federal ballots. Here’s what they thought

September 19th

By CBC News | Tareq Hadhad never had a chance to vote in a free and democratic election in his birth…

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Entrepreneur helping Afghans who fled Taliban lauded as ‘shining example of Canadian compassion’

September 19th

By Globe and Mail A Toronto property developer who has worked tirelessly to help hundreds of people fleeing the Taliban…

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Canada offers free settlement services but many immigrants do not know about them

September 12th

By CIC News | Canada’s government-funded settlement services have so far been proven to help the majority of the newcomers…

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What to do when your PR card expires outside Canada

September 12th

By CIC News | A permanent resident (PR) of Canada might leave Canada for some time. If that person wants…

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How to vote from outside Canada

September 12th

By CIC News | Canadian citizens who are abroad this election season can still vote by mail before September 14. If you…

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Long-awaited reunions as Canada reopens to international travelers

September 12th

By Vancouver Sun | It had been almost five months since Vince Cumayas had seen his daughter Valentina, who is…

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What influences the electoral participation of immigrant voters?

September 12th

By CIC News With Canada holding an election on September 20, the federal parties are currently campaigning to win as many…

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‘We are lucky’: First group of Afghan refugees touch down in Vancouver to start new lives

September 12th

By Vancouver Sun | In recent days, seven-year-old Ali has often tugged on his father’s shirt. “Let’s go home, Dad,”…

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How to build a more inclusive, equitable leadership team

September 5th

By HR Reporter Once an organization decides to begin the diversity and inclusion journey, what steps need to be taken…

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Police investigating threat sent to Langley Islamic Centre

September 5th

By Vancouver Sun | Police are investigating after a letter containing references to Hitler and the Ku Klux Klan was…

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Canada’s citizenship study guide for newcomers is getting an ‘unvarnished’ makeover. Here’s how it’s evolved

September 5th

By Toronto Star | For more than seven decades, the federal government has published a citizenship study guide for wannabe…

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WinSport welcomes newcomers for a day of outdoor activities to connect them with community

September 5th

By Calgary Herald | WinSport welcomed participants from the Centre for Newcomers for a day of excitement at Canada Olympic…

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Surrey-born Olympian Wodak runs with immigrant/refugee youth at Green Timbers Park

September 5th

By Surrey Now | Newcomer youth in Surrey got some tips from Olympic long-distance runner Natasha Wodak at Green Timbers…

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Refugee Resettlement

Help choose this year’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrants!

August 29th

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

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Physician mission: B.C. pressed to recognize qualifications of foreign-trained doctors

August 28th

Dr. Harry Tabrizi — an ear, nose and throat surgeon who practised medicine for more than a decade in Iran…

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Pacific Immigrant Resources Society wins top place in the Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award

August 28th

ABC Life Literacy Canada is pleased to announce the top and honourable mention winners of the 2021 Canada Life Literacy Innovation…

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Canada Doing What It Can To Bring Thousands of Afghanistan Refugees To Safety

August 26th

Ottawa is pledging to resettle 20,000 Afghan refugees threatened by the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban. “Offering refuge to the world’s…

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Canadian government creates a new body to prevent immigration fraud

August 23rd

It is not uncommon to hear of many foreign workers or students having to pay large sums of money to…

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Minister Ng reaffirms Canada’s commitment to fighting racism and discrimination

August 22nd

The Government of Canada is committed to taking action against racism and discrimination in all their forms, including online, in our communities…

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Canada allocates $100 million to support integration of newcomers during pandemic

August 22nd

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced $100 million in funding to ensure settlement services for newcomers meet their…

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Employers not getting it right in recruiting diverse talent

August 22nd

Canada has seen employers seeking out more talent as the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the national…

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Nearly 40,000 immigrants welcomed by Canada in July 2021

August 22nd

Canada remains on track to welcome 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, according to Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino. In a…

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Canada now accepts citizenship applications online

August 19th

Canadian permanent residents can now submit applications for citizenship online. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has launched a new online tool that…

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New College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants to open in fall

August 18th

The federal government is opening a College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants as it looks to root out immigration fraud…

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Intelligent Communities 2021

August 16th

The Township of Langley has been ranked amongst the Top 7 Intelligent Communities for 2021 by the international Intelligent Community…

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Government of Canada highlights support for approximately 1,300 projects under the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative

August 13th

In Canada, diversity is our strength; that is why the Government of Canada is investing in initiatives that recognize the contributions of…

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COVID-19 intensified struggles for Edmonton’s ethnic communities, study finds

August 13th

The COVID-19 pandemic intensified existing struggles for ethnic communities in Edmonton, a new study shows. Researchers at the University of Alberta and the…

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Ottawa creates new regulator for immigration consultants to root out fraud

August 13th

The federal government is establishing a college for immigration and citizenship consultants to become the official regulator of the profession…

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‘Not tapping into that potential’: Refugee talent pool under-utilized in Alberta

August 13th

They can be doctors, lawyers and skilled labourers, but when refugees arrive in Canada they often have to find whatever…

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Most Canadians say they understand discrimination – but many don’t think their neighbours do: poll

August 7th

Last month, Research Co. and Glacier Media studied the views of Canadians on multiculturalism and racism. We found that a significant…

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Canada welcomes first Afghan refugees resettled through the special immigration program

August 7th

The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs,…

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Immigrants of Waterloo Region: Tech founder went from being an international student to creating 600 jobs

August 7th

In 2010, a 22-year-old Martin Basiri landed in an airport in Canada. Excited to experience snow and whatever else was…

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Latin Americans face a stubborn pay gap in Canada, data shows

August 7th

Latinos constitute a mosaic of nationalities and cultures, and there are one million of them living in Canada. Just over…

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Canada faces a staggering immigration backlog. With the border reopening and applicants anxious to get here, how should Ottawa prioritize?

August 7th

Thanks to COVID-19, Linda Shaji and Canada have had what you might call a bad romance. After a lengthy vetting…

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From fried chicken to margaritas, chefs are reinventing MSG and pushing against anti-Asian stigma

July 30th

Growing up, MiMi Aye's family dinner table was always set with three shakers: salt, pepper — and monosodium glutamate (MSG).…

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Richmond-based organization aims to help skilled immigrants shatter career limits

July 30th

Canada sees immigration as a priority to help the economy recover from the pandemic, but barriers still remain to keep…

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This year may break 1913 immigration record

July 29th

Canada may break an immigration record this year that has stood since 1913. Globe and Mail columnist John Ibbitson, who…

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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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Past and Present: A Conversation about Race in BC – Early Immigrants

October 27th | 06:30 PM

The second session in our speaker series will focus on the Early Immigrants in BC, specifically focusing on Chinese,...

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Welcome to the Canadian Immigrant Virtual Fair

October 28th | 09:00 AM

Canada’s ultimate career fair and speakers’ series for skilled immigrants, newcomers, temporary workers,...

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BIPT Soft Skills

November 16th | 09:00 AM

Are you new to Canada? You are invited to join the information session and learn about soft skills in the workplace....

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Past and Present: A Conversation about Race in BC – Black History

November 17th | 06:30 PM

The third session in our speaker series will focus on Black History in BC. You will hear from Stephanie Allen, a Board...

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Past and Present: A Conversation about Race in BC – Human Rights, Systemic Racism & Discrimination

December 8th | 06:00 PM

The fourth session in our speaker series will focus on human rights and systemic discrimination under B.C.’s Human...

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Past and Present: A Conversation about Race in BC – Community Conversation

January 12th | 06:30 PM

Join Coquitlam Public Library for a 5-part series about Race In BC. Each session will focus on different cultural...