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Immigrant workers only way to sustain Canadian labour force: Report

May 19, 2019

By HR Reporter “Why do we need immigrants?” It’s a prevailing question in Canada and around the world — and one that requires an evidence-based response, according to Kareem El-Assal, an immigration researcher in Ottawa. This year, the federal government is aiming to welcome 330,800 new permanent residents, with further increases in the years to come. And it’s a necessary action, said El-Assal, co-author of Can’t Go It Alone, a...

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Toronto Is Now Home to a Thriving Syrian Food Scene

May 17, 2019

By Fortune | From the first swish of tahini sauce over chickpeas at breakfast to the final crunch of baklava at dessert, Toronto has become a land of opportunity for Syrian immigrant and refugee restaurateurs looking to share a taste of their homeland with their new city and its constant parade of visitors....

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Asylum claims have more than tripled since 2015, Statistics Canada says

May 17, 2019

By CBC News | New figures out this morning from the national statistics agency show the number of asylum claims in Canada more than tripled between 2015 and 2018....

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Refugee changes will hurt women asylum seekers, women’s organizations say

May 9, 2019

By Vancouver Courier | A group of Canadian women’s organizations has called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to withdraw controversial changes to asylum laws in his government’s omnibus budget bill because of the harm they would cause to women targeted by harsh U.S. immigration policies....

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Immigration key to Canada’s economic growth, study says

May 7, 2019

By the Star | Even if Canada harnessed all of the new graduates and groups under-represented in the workforce such as women, the disabled and Indigenous people, the country would still need to rely on immigrants to satisfy its labour needs, a new study shows....

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Immigrant Entrepreneurs Prove It Doesn’t Matter Where You Were Born

May 7, 2019

By Forbes | Immigrant founders of recent billion-dollar companies immigrated to the United States from 25 different countries. Their stories tell us it is still possible to achieve success in America even if you don’t start out with money or connections....

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