Conference Board’s Canadian Immigration Summit returns for 4th year

April 26, 2018

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | By 2035, almost 100 per cent of Canada’s population growth will be through immigration. Beyond the numbers, it’s important Canada’s focus is not just on welcoming newcomers, but also on integrating them. This May 30-31, 2018, in Ottawa, the Canadian Immigration Summit, presented by the Conference Board of Canada, will be discussing just that. A unique conference where stakeholders from across the country come together...

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Immigration to Ontario increasing after prolonged slump

April 23, 2018

By Toronto Star | For more than a decade, Ontario had seen a continuous decline in immigration, but now the province’s strong economy and federal changes to immigrant selection criteria have helped boost its appeal to newcomers again. Ontario is seeing a resurgence as the destination for immigrants after a more than decade-long slump in its share of newcomers to Canada. The number of permanent residents settling in the province...

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Vancouver’s Chinese community receives apology for historical discrimination

April 23, 2018

By Vancouver Sun | Vancouver city council has delivered a formal apology to the Chinese community for historical discrimination. Mayor Gregor Robertson, who read the apology in the English, said it was an important day to come together, recognize wrongdoings and build a better future. The apology publicly acknowledged past legislation, regulations and policies of previous city councils that discriminated against residents of Chinese descent. Former city councils barred residents...

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New school curriculum engages Filipino-Canadian students with lessons on immigrant life and culture

April 22, 2018

By Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star | Taking Grade 8 geography has become that much more interesting and engaging for Chanelle Cabrera and Vincent Austria, both students at St. Ursula Catholic School in Scarborough. In their recent class, they watched a documentary by Filipino-Canadian filmmaker Alex Humilde entitled Balikbayans about the cardboard boxes that Filipino migrant workers use to ship non-perishable food, household items, electronics, toys and designer clothing they buy...

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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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