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Bridgetown prepares to welcome Iraqi refugee family

August 6, 2015

By Jennifer Henderson, CBC News | Members of two Baptist churches in the Bridgetown area of Nova Scotia are preparing to welcome an Iraqi family of six now living in a refugee camp. Their group, called Paradise Refugee Support, is raising the $16,500 it needs to match Ottawa’s re-settlement money to sponsor a family for their first year in Canada. Through local donations, the group has managed to find and...

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Giving newcomers a chance

August 5, 2015

By Brian Kreissl, Canadian HR Reporter | We’ve all heard stories about the proverbial physicians, PhDs and engineers from other countries forced to drive taxis or work in coffee shops or fast food outlets. Many newcomers experience discrimination and challenges relating to their lack of Canadian experience and qualifications even where the evidence tends to suggest they should be highly employable in this country. Rather than viewing skilled immigrants as...

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It’s time to rediscover Vancouver’s Chinatown

August 5, 2015

By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun | TD Vancouver Chinatown Festival Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8 and 9 | Keefer and Columbia streets Info: vancouver-chinatown.com Justin Kuan and Devon Wang know firsthand the image of Chinatown among many of their classmates — even among young Chinese-Canadians. “Most of the kids growing up in Metro Vancouver, especially those of us from the west side, have this misconception of Chinatown: that it’s old...

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Express Entry Immigration – The First 7 Months

August 4, 2015

By Colin Singer, Mondaq News | Express Entry is an immigration system implemented by Canadian immigration authorities (“CIC”) on January 1, 2015 which manages skilled worker applications under Federal Economic programs. This includes the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Skilled Trades Program the Canada Experience Class and certain parts of the Provincial Nominee Program. Through the end of July 2015, CIC conducted 13 draws, issuing 15,980 invitations to apply for...

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CitizenSpark No. 5: What’s your debate question?

August 3, 2015

By Post Media | With the first debate of the election planned for Thursday, Aug. 6, we want to know: What question would you ask the party leaders? With an expected 11-week campaign and five scheduled debates, there will be more chances to question the party leaders this time around than in any previous election in Canadian history. By Oct. 19, Stephen, Thomas, Justin (and maybe Elizabeth) (and possibly Gilles)...

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Red Shawl study to probe job barriers for immigrant women

August 3, 2015

By John Stewart, Mississauga News | MISSISSAUGA – An $81,000 grant to Mississauga’s Red Shawl organization, announced over the weekend on the eve of the federal election call, will be used to break down the barriers to economic stability that plague so many immigrant women settling in Peel region. “This will be all about income assessment and helping women who come here earn money, start a business, and become entrepreneurs,”...

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