Outstanding citizens honoured at RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards

June 28, 2017

By InsideHalton | Doctors, CEOs, founders and artists were celebrated June 27 for being inspiring Canadian immigrants at the 9thannual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards. Winners from across the country with varying inspiring stories were honoured Tuesday night at the One King West Hotel and couldn’t be more excited to be recognized. “It feels amazing, I feel honoured, especially when we’re celebrating the 150th year of Canada. It’s very...

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Recipe for success: How restaurants paved the way for immigrant families in Saskatchewan

June 28, 2017

By Andy Yuen, CBC News | Over countless hours spent folding wonton wrappers and mixing hummus, immigrant families have forged their prairie roots in restaurants. From a small-town Chinese restaurant in Lanigan, Sask., to authentic Mexican in Saskatoon, each family has their own story of why they left their home country and what they left behind. What connects the immigrant families that have found their way in Canada through the...

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Why are Europeans rapidly renouncing their Canada immigrant status

June 28, 2017

By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun | Europeans, Britons and Australians are renouncing their Canadian immigrant status at a rapid rate. Tens of thousands of Europeans and anglophones are being forced at international airports to weigh their previous plan to become Canadian citizens, mostly because of problems they experience with the heightened electronic monitoring by the immigration department. Vancouver and Toronto immigration lawyers say people from Germany, Britain, France and Australia...

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B.C. legal aid suspends immigration and refugee services due to lack of funding

June 28, 2017

By CBC News | British Columbia’s legal aid society will no longer represent new immigration and refugee claimants starting August 1, 2017 because the society says there is a lack of funding. The Legal Services Society (LSS) says the money comes from the federal government — the jurisdiction primarily responsible for funding immigration and refugee legal aid. The LSS says the society receives $1.7 million total per year for immigration...

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Canada 150 food: MELA! Festivals serves up melting pot of cultural cuisine

June 28, 2017

By Aleesha Harris, Vancouver Sun | Canada has long been praised for its “melting pot” of different cultures. But we don’t always get the opportunity to explore the vast influences that make up the mix. Mashood Max Ali and Ravi Singh wanted to change that — even if for only a day — and they decided Canada Day would be the perfect time to do it. “It started with a...

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Ottawa’s new immigration program sparks talent pool debate

June 28, 2017

By Tyler Orton, Business in Vancouver | When Marty Reed moved from San Francisco to Vancouver in 2015, getting a work permit was a “pretty straightforward” exercise for the venture capital veteran. “It was all the other stuff that was an absolute nightmare. Health care to education to banking,” said the CEO of Evok Innovations, a $100 million clean-tech fund backed by the BC Cleantech CEO Alliance, Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE)...

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