Survey of Toronto tech firms shows international job applications up

March 30, 2018

By Vancouver Sun A new survey suggests Toronto-region technology companies saw an increase in international job applicants last year as countries including the U.S. tightened their immigration policies. The survey by the MaRS Discovery District found that of the 55 companies that responded, 53 per cent saw more international applicants in 2017 over 2016 and 45 per cent of companies made international hires last year. MaRS says the majority of...

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Huge surge in international students coming to Canada to study

March 29, 2018

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | Canada has experienced a huge surge in its international student population in recent years. International students contribute more than $15 billion to our economy each year, which supports 170,000 Canadian jobs. On first inclination, one might think that the anti-foreigner sentiments in other countries have contributed to this surge, but this is an oversimplification. The latest federal government data shows that Canada had just fewer...

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Majority of Canadians remain in favour of immigration, new survey finds

March 29, 2018

By Canadian Immigration Newsletter | A majority of Canadians continue to hold positive views about immigration and its impact on Canada’s economy, a new public opinion survey has found....

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Even in Toronto, my daughters are growing up being assessed according to the colour of their skin

March 29, 2018

By Randy Boyagoda, Globe and Mail Novelist and professor of English at the University of Toronto, where he is also principal of St. Michael’s College. His new novel, Original Prin, will be published in September....

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How I cooked my way into becoming Canadian

March 29, 2018

By Inna Gurel, Globe and Mail When the dust of my move from Israel to Canada began to settle, I finally unpacked the box labelled “cookbooks.” I had ignored the warning that “cookbooks don’t travel well” and packed them all, as I could not possibly leave them behind. Here was the 1970s baking book, written for tiny kitchens with no stand mixer and ovens that speak in Celsius; the kosher...

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Vancouver mayor to apologize to residents of Chinese descent for past wrongs

March 28, 2018

By The Province | Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson will formally apologize next month for past discrimination against residents of Chinese descent. The apology will acknowledge the wrongdoings of past legislation, regulations and policies of previous city councils. “The historical wrongs of Vancouver City Council need to be addressed, particularly as the city is focused now on being a city of reconciliation and that extends beyond our First Nations to people...

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