New citizens welcome: ‘We have capacity to deal with asylum seekers,’ says immigration minister

March 31, 2017

By Vancouver Sun | As hundreds of asylum seekers continue to slip across the American border into B.C., the federal immigration minister is promising that Canada has the resources to handle all of the new arrivals. Ahmed Hussen was on hand to watch 30 new Canadians take the oath of citizenship Wednesday at the Immigrant Services Society of B.C.’s Welcome Centre in east Vancouver. The freshly minted citizens hailed from...

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Canada’s best diversity employers welcome new voices

March 31, 2017

By Globe and Mail | Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2017 set an outstanding example of how Canadians make diversity our strength. From corporate strategy to successful implementation, these employers make diversity and inclusion integral to their workplaces and the way they do business. By hiring people who truly reflect all Canadians, including new immigrants, aboriginals, LGBTQ people and those with disabilities, these organizations benefit too, boosting their energy and...

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2017 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards

March 31, 2017

By Market Wired | Canadian Immigrant magazine has opened the online voting phase for its ninth annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards. This coveted award recognizes and celebrates the untold stories of Canadian immigrants who have made a significant contribution to Canada — all the more poignant this year as we celebrate Canada 150. The award program is proudly supported by title sponsor RBC Royal Bank. The public can...

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Quebec Immigrant Investor Program to Reopen On May 29, 2017

March 31, 2017

By Mondaq News | The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) will be accepting applications starting May 29, 2017. The QIIP facilitates immigration to Canada for qualified investors who undertake to settle in Quebec and make a passive investment in Quebec via an authorized financial intermediary. The program is well suited to professionals/business owners with business management experience seeking an avenue to apply for permanent residence in Canada. Applications may be...

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Canadian-born children, youth at greater risk of unintentional firearm injury than immigrants

March 27, 2017

By Medical Life Science | Children and youth born in Canada are at higher risk of unintentional injury from guns compared with immigrant children and youth, although certain subgroups of immigrants and refugees are at higher risk of assault-related injury, found a study published http://www.cmaj.ca/site/press/cmaj.160850.pdf in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “As pediatricians, part of our role is to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients. Our findings indicate...

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Canada 150: Shushma Datt pioneered ethnic broadcasting in B.C

March 24, 2017

By Vancouver Sun | To mark Canada’s 150th birthday, we are counting down to Canada Day with profiles of 150 noteworthy British Columbians. Shushma Datt once chatted up a young Mick Jagger and George Harrison for the BBC. Now she’s the highly respected matriarch of an ethnic broadcast enterprise in one of the most ruthlessly competitive radio markets anywhere. Born in 1946 into a large family in Kenya, she was...

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