Marco Mendicino appointed new Canadian immigration minister

November 29, 2019

By CIC News | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named Marco Mendicino as Canada’s next Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. A descendant of Italian immigrants to Canada, Mendicino represents the riding of Eglinton-Lawrence in Toronto, Ontario. The 46 year old has an extensive background in law and worked for nearly 10 years as a federal prosecutor. During this time, he helped put members of the “Toronto 18” terror group...

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With Canada’s largest proportion of immigrants, Richmond unveils ‘cultural harmony’ strategy

November 29, 2019

By Vancouver Sun | A Vancouver suburb that boasts the largest proportion of immigrants anywhere in Canada has unveiled the final draft of its “cultural harmony” strategy, which officials hope will bring together residents and ease social tensions....

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Proficiency in English or French opens many doors for immigrants to Canada

November 29, 2019

By CIC News | It’s common knowledge that immigrants who are highly proficient in English and/or French have stronger odds of integrating into Canada’s labour force and society....

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You are never too old to learn: advice from an aspiring Chinese-Canadian writer

November 27, 2019

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | I have always had a passion for writing. When I was young, my mother encouraged me. So did my junior high teacher. When my first piece appeared in China Daily (overseas edition), I was thrilled, even though it was just the size of tofu. After that, I was hungry for more. I experienced the joy of seeing my story in print again and again. Then I challenged myself to...

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Refugee living in Canada helps create new ‘Sesame Street’ for displaced children

November 26, 2019

By CTV News | Thousands of young refugees could be hearing a version of “Could you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?” in Arabic next year....

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SFU students create colouring book to help refugees feel at home

November 25, 2019

By CBC News | Last January, Renmart Buhay, a student at Simon Fraser University joined students from different faculties in an interdisciplinary program called Health Change Lab, which is aimed at addressing a social or environmental problem in Surrey....

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