My Canadian immigrant story: From Chile to Montreal

August 31, 2017

By Jessica Murphy, BBC | The BBC is running a series looking at the immigrant experience in Canada and the ties immigration creates between nations. In this third story, we look at growing up in a new country. Karin Arroyo’s family arrived in Montreal in 1979 from Valparaiso, Chile. The young family was fleeing the Pinochet dictatorship in the South American country, though politics were lost on the three-year-old who...

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Children of legally protected immigrants less likely to suffer mental illness

August 31, 2017

By Emily Underwood, Science Magazine | Five years ago, U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive order that allowed young, unauthorized immigrants who arrived in the country as children to work, go to school, and get a driver’s license without fear of deportation. More than 780,000 people under 31—so-called “dreamers”—signed up for the program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Now, a study shows for the first time...

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“It made perfect sense for us to come to Canada,” immigrant entrepreneurs say

August 31, 2017

By Financial Post | It’s been a true globe-trotting entrepreneurial journey for Sharoon Thomas and Rituparna (Ritu) Panda. They’re the co-founders of Fulfil.io in Toronto, an AI-based platform that specializes in connecting sales, fulfilment and purchasing functions through a single source. Toronto wasn’t their first stop on their quest to found a company. Thomas and Panda started Fulfil.io in India in 2015, and within two months were accepted into an...

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Chinese languages gain ground in Metro Vancouver: 2016 census

August 29, 2017

By Douglas Todd, Times Colonist | Chinese languages are becoming more predominant in Metro Vancouver and across Canada, according to newly released 2016 census figures. The proportion of Metro Vancouver residents who speak Chinese dialects continues to rise and is now more than double those who speak Punjabi. With almost one third of new arrivals to Metro Vancouver since 2011 speaking a Chinese language, the total number of residents who...

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PNE film festival gives a voice to First Nations and immigrant youth

August 28, 2017

By Patrick Johnston, Vancouver Sun | While you munch on a snack at the PNE food court, take note of the action on the big screen at the Celebration Plaza. Three times a day, a series of short films portray how young people feel “about living in Canada and their vision for Canada,” the film festival’s director said Tuesday. “We really encourage the youth to make the films about what...

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Languages spoken in Canada: slow but steady change

August 23, 2017

By Marc Montgomery, Radio Canada International | The latest information from Canada’s official statistics agency shows continued change in Canada’s linguistic make-up....

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