RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants ‘Where are they now?’ Series: Akram Al-Otumi

April 20, 2018

By Canadian Immigrants Magazine | To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards, we are looking back at some of the past honourees over the years in this special “Where are they now” series. Spotlight on Akram Al-Otumi (RBC Top 25, 2014) Since receiving Canadian Immigrant’s RBC Top 25 award in 2014, Akram Al-Otumi has been busy growing his business — actually, now businesses —...

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Secret immigration report exposes ‘distortions’ about women

April 19, 2018

By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun | A secret government report exposes tensions over gender issues between the federal Immigration Department and Status of Women Canada. The unusually candid Immigration Department report skewers the Status of Women’s office for making the “distorted” claim that immigrant women are “marginalized” in Canada and for stating that Muslim women are prime victims of Canadian hate crimes. The internal report, marked “secret,” provides a rare...

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Ottawa and Quebec reach agreements to ease tensions over asylum seekers

April 18, 2018

By Vancouver Sun | Rising tensions between Quebec and the federal government eased Wednesday night after new agreements were struck aimed at helping the province deal with an ongoing surge in asylum seekers crossing the Canada-U.S. border....

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– Immigrant support group calls for more information surrounding marijuana legislation

April 18, 2018

By CBC News | As Canada gets ready to legalize marijuana, the head of a B.C. immigrant social services organization says she’s keeping a close eye on new legislation from all levels of government. Queenie Choo, CEO of United Chinese Community Enrichment Services Society (SUCCESS), says her organization is reviewing its employee policies around recreational marijuana use in the workplace ahead of the legalization. SUCCESS is also working to give...

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Ottawa to relax restrictions on immigration applicants with disabilities

April 17, 2018

By Toronto Star | Ottawa will relax the restrictions on immigrant applicants with disabilities and chronic health problems that have prevented many from immigrating to the country on the grounds of medical inadmissibility....

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Canadian Immigrant Fair about connections

April 15, 2018

By Burnaby Now Getting oriented in a new place can be hard – finding services, work and joining a community takes the right connections, especially for new immigrants. The Canadian Immigrant Fair aims to help newcomers by providing access to service providers, workshops, information and more. “There are lots of things to see and do, and lots of people to connect with,” said Margaret Jetelina, editor of Canadian Immigrant. “I...

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