Counter-protestors outflank anti-immigration marchers in Niagara Falls

September 30, 2017

By Richard Hutton Niagara This Week | Numbers weren’t on the side of participants who had planned to take part in an anti-immigration rally in the city Saturday, one of several staged across Canada by Quebec-based Storm Alliance. A group of five or six men marched down Falls Avenue only to be met by a loud group of well more than 100 counter-protesters, some who had been bused in from...

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Soft Skills for Success for immigrants: Adaptability

September 28, 2017

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | In this Canadian Immigrant series, we will look at the most in-demand soft skills, and how you can show them off. We started off with communication skills, business etiquette and teamwork; our fourth important skill is adaptability. Soft skill no. 4: Adaptability As an immigrant, you know what it takes to adapt. After all, you’ve been doing it since you first stepped foot in Canada....

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Immigration surge has newcomers’ association seeking more resources

September 28, 2017

By Kevin Yarr, CBC News | With about 50 per cent more immigrants landing on Prince Edward Island in the last two years, as compared to the previous two, the P.E.I. Association for Newcomers to Canada is finding itself short on resources. Executive director Craig Mackie says about two thirds of the association’s funding comes from the federal Department of Immigration. But that funding is based on a three-year rolling...

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Young visa workers reshaping Vancouver’s hospitality sector

September 28, 2017

By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun | If you think you’re hearing a lot of French, Irish, Korean and German accents when you buy coffee and restaurant food these days in Metro Vancouver, it’s because you are. There has been a sharp rise in the number of young foreign nationals obtaining working-holiday jobs in the Canadian hospitality industry under the federal government’s “international experience” visa program. The number of young workers...

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From Window Washer To CEO, This Canadian Immigrant Made It Big In Business

September 27, 2017

By Ivy Chiu, Huffington Post | I am constantly inspired by the stories of determination and success shared by the new Canadians that I meet — and in particular the ones who go on to start new and thriving businesses here in Canada. The determination and perseverance involved to turn pre-arrival expectations into a life they had envisioned when they decided to move to this country is inspiring. Take Ajay...

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Trudeau Government Will Apologize For Canada Turning Away Jewish Refugees In 1939

September 27, 2017

By Stephanie Levitz, Huffington Post | The federal Liberals are working on an apology for the Canadian government’s decision in 1939 to turn away a boat of German Jews hoping to seek asylum in Canada, The Canadian Press has learned. Some wanted the apology for the MS St. Louis to come in concert with Wednesday’s inauguration of the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made only...

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