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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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Labour shortage expected from temporary foreign worker rules

July 29, 2015

By CBC News | The labour supply in rural P.E.I. is not big enough to meet the challenge of supplying new international markets, says the P.E.I. Seafood Processors Association. There are not enough local people to run the seafood plants on the Island, said executive director Dennis King, and new federal rules mean temporary foreign workers can only make up a maximum of 30 per cent of staff from fish...

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Flavia Mabota, immigrant from Mozambique, is a successful business owner

July 28, 2015

By Yvonne Colbert, CBC News | A Nova Scotia immigrant from Mozambique could be a poster child for the province’s plan to attract newcomers. Flavia Mabota came to Canada five years ago from Mozambique, looking for more opportunity and a better life. She could barely speak English and had only $40. Today, she is a successful businesswoman, operating Flavia’s Magical Cleaning and Cooking, and employs seven people. She started with...

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Chinese millionaire migration to Canada is in a state of flux

July 28, 2015

Ian Young, South China Morning Post | For the first time in recent years, wealth migration applications to Canada fell below approvals in 2014. However, a backlog of Quebec Immigrant Investor Programme applications will likely help maintain approval levels for a few years. Figures shown here include only principal applicants, not dependents. Larry Wang has quietly helped shape modern Vancouver, though few in the city have probably heard of him...

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Canada’s super rich immigration program draws poor response

July 28, 2015

By Kalyan Kumar, International Business Times | Canada’s ambitious pilot immigration program for attracting super millionaires have drawn a muted response. In the past six months, since the program started, there were only six applicants, which is nothing compared to the former investor class immigration program. The latter was scrapped in 2014, amid criticism that it allowed wealthy Chinese to buy their way into Canada. Referring to the poor response...

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