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Chuck Chiang: For Chinese children adopted by white Canadian parents, birth culture is both ‘foreign’ and an opportunity

June 8, 2015

By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun Earlier this year, I was doing the dishes when a documentary on TV caught my eye. Twin Sisters by Norwegian filmmaker Mona Friis Bertheussen detailed the tales of two girls — identical twins — who were adopted from China by two families, one in Sacramento, Calif., the other in a small village in Norway. The film is beautifully made, highlighting the girls’ innate connection to...

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B.C. gains 31,000 jobs in May, private-sector employment surges across Canada

June 5, 2015

By Vancouver Sun B.C.’s economy was up by 31,000 jobs in May, mostly in part-time work, as the rest of the country saw a surge in the labour force, Statistics Canada said Friday. The number of jobs added in B.C. follows a similar-sized decrease in April, which was mainly in full-time employment. The province’s unemployment rate, however, remained unchanged at 6.1 per cent in May, the agency said, as more...

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U.S. vs Canada — Which Country Has The Best Investor Immigration Program?

June 5, 2015

By Andy J. Semotiuk, Forbes | Recently I traveled to Nigeria with Michael Petrucelli, the former Deputy Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and now representative of the U.S. Freedom Capital regional center in Texas and Dillon Colucci, an EB5 immigration attorney with the law firm of Greenberg Taurig. We traveled to Lagos to meet with potential investor clients presenting two investor immigration options to them: the U.S....

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Global talent shortages deepen: Manpower Group

June 4, 2015

By IEC BC | The highest proportion of global employers since before the recession cannot find the talent they need: 38% of 41,700 hiring managers in 42 countries and territories, Manpower Group 2015 Talent Shortage Survey report. More than one in five employers is still not pursuing any strategy to overcome talent shortages, despite the negative impact on their business; Only 1 in 10 is adopting recruitment strategies to utilize...

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Biometric data collection change in budget bill raises privacy concerns

June 3, 2015

By Susanna Mas, CBC News | The federal government’s move to expand its power to collect biometric information on visitors to Canada is giving rise to privacy concerns and calls for closer scrutiny. But Prime Minister Stephen Harper is defending the budget bill provisions, saying “all privacy and legal standards” will be respected. The government currently collects a digital photograph and 10 fingerprints to verify the identity of foreign nationals...

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Pete McMartin: We don’t have enough facts about foreign ownership of real estate

June 1, 2015

By Pete McMartin, Vancouver Sun | How great, I have wondered, would our concern about foreign ownership of real estate be if the majority of buyers were, say, white Americans? Less? As great? Would it cause the angst it does now? Would it be as visible to us if the buyers were not from a visible minority? (And surely the term “visible minority” has lost its relevance in Metro Vancouver...

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