Somali refugee takes amazing road from refugee camps to Victoria city council

December 29, 2018

By Vancouver Sun | It was one of the happiest days of his life, but Sharmarke Dubow says he was paralyzed with emotion the day he was sworn in as a member of Victoria city council. Dubow said he couldn’t smile and his words were a barely audible mumble as he reflected back on his journey from Somalia’s civil war to a refugee camp in Kenya and finally to Victoria...

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Immigrants with anglicised names face less bias: Study

December 27, 2018

By Times of India | Immigrants with anglicized names are more likely to get help from other in crucial life-threatening situations, according to a study which showed that people are inherently biased against ethnic sounding names. Many immigrants voluntarily adopt a name similar to fit in with the new community, rather than keeping an original name. According to a study, published in the journal Social Psychological and Personally Science, anglicising...

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A small Ontario town welcomed this Egyptian immigrant. Now he’s buying its church — to save it

December 26, 2018

By Toronto Star | Joseph was broken; ditto for one of the wise men. Storage had been hard on the nativity scene....

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‘This is my home now’: Syrian refugee marks three years in Halifax

December 23, 2018

By Global News | It’s been a long and exhausting three years since Ahmad Alzoubi was forced to leave his home in Syria and flee the country....

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‘We are trying to balance both cultures’: 3 years on, refugee family from Syria applies for citizenship

December 23, 2018

By CBC News | The Armenian-Syrian family arrived in Canada three years ago, which means they can now apply for citizenship....

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Indian technology talent is flocking to Canada

December 19, 2018

By The Economist | What would induce a software developer to quit a good job in Silicon Valley and trade California’s sunshine for Toronto’s wintry skies?...

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