Amid immigration bump, welcome centre struggles to keep up with demand for French courses

October 29, 2017

By CBC News | Munia Mohamed’s face lights up when she talks about Montreal....

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Minister says 300,000 new immigrants a year is Canada’s ‘new normal’

October 29, 2017

By CBC Radio | Canada’s immigration minister says Canada will welcome at least as many immigrants next year as it is in 2017. The government’s plan for annual immigration levels, which was set at 300,000 for this year, is expected to be tabled in the House of Commons next week. Immigration minister Ahmed Hussen told The House that the government will not go below that level next year. “Three hundred...

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Quebec to Welcome a Diverse Range of Immigrants in 2018

October 26, 2017

By Canadian Immigration Newsletter | The Canadian province of Quebec has released its Immigration Plan for 2018, with strategies in place to continue welcoming a wide range of skilled workers, businesspeople, family members of Quebec residents, and refugees. This plan is scheduled to be implemented during a period of transition for Quebec, during which the province intends to formulate a new immigration system based what it calls a ‘declaration of...

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Canadian media have a blind spot when it comes to so-called ethnic issues

October 26, 2017

By George Abraham, CBC News | Much of the mainstream media is simply out of its depth when it comes to how to cover “ethnic” leaders, often ignoring or being too timid to address the ways their backgrounds inform and influence their political positions. It’s an obvious blind spot. An exception was the face-off between new NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and senior correspondent Terry Milewski on Power and Politics earlier...

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Manitoba, Winnipeg receiving higher share of newcomers: Statistics Canada

October 25, 2017

By CTV News | New census data is revealing how the ethnic and cultural makeup of Manitoba is changing. Prairie cities, like Winnipeg, are receiving a higher share of Canada’s newcomers. Winta Berhane came to Winnipeg three years ago from east African nation of Eritrea. Adjusting to the cold climate and learning English hasn’t been easy, but overall she’s happy here, a place where she hopes to make her running...

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Immigration to B.C. down, homeownership stable, Aboriginal population growing

October 25, 2017

By Stephanie Ip, Vancouver Sun | The latest set of data from the 2016 Census has been released. Topics covered by the Wednesday release include immigration and ethnocultural diversity, housing, and Aboriginal Peoples. Here are a few quick highlights from the most recent Statistics Canada information. Nearly record percentage of landed immigrants According to the 2016 Census data, 21.9 per cent of Canada’s population are landed immigrants or permanent residents....

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