Tech Companies Say it’s Too Hard to Hire High-Skilled Immigrants in the U.S. — So They’re Growing in Canada Instead

July 28, 2019

By Time | On a recent Tuesday, Neal Fachan walked down a dock in Seattle’s Lake Union and boarded a blue and yellow Harbour Air seaplane, alongside six other tech executives. He was bound for Vancouver to check on the Canadian office of Qumulo, the Seattle-based cloud storage company he co-founded in 2012. With no security lines, it was an easy 50-minute flight past snow-capped peaks. Later that day, Fachan...

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Newcomers and Canadian high school students are friendly, but not friends

July 26, 2019

By Conversation | As international migration continues to grow in scope, complexity and impact, social integration of newcomers has become an issue of global concern. It’s particularly a salient issue for Canada, a country with one of the highest global rates of immigration....

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I Belong bridges gap in several languages for sexual and gender minorities settling in Canada

July 26, 2019

By Straight | Feeling a sense of belonging doesn’t always come easy for newcomers to Canada. For sexual and gender minorities, it can be tougher....

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Newcomers make our communities stronger

July 26, 2019

By Voice | EARLIER this month, I visited Welcome House, a place of refuge for people who are new to B.C. Welcome House provides housing, child care, a medical clinic, free English classes, and support for people who have experienced trauma, all under one roof....

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Texting tool transforms services for newcomers

July 19, 2019

By ISSofBC | A new web-based text messaging tool developed by ISSofBC and the Vancouver Community Networkoffers real-time information sharing with refugees and immigrants via cell phone to help ease the transition newcomers face as they navigate services in their new communities....

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Immigrant careers should match their skill level

July 19, 2019

By Toronto Star | The issue of the unemployment rate of educated newcomers to Canada in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) — currently twice of those with a similar background born in Canada — often overshadows another challenge for immigrants: underemployment. In the GTA, 1-in-2 newcomer men and 2-in-3 newcomer women with a bachelor’s degree have jobs that require lower levels of education....

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