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Employment minister releases report on newcomer integration

April 13, 2015

By Canadian Immigrant | Minister of Employment and Social Development Pierre Poilievre released a report today outlining new and better ways to integrate immigrants into the Canadian workforce. The minister shared highlights from the report, authored by the Panel on Employment Challenges of New Canadians, during his speech at the Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Immigration Summit 2015, which kicked off in Ottawa today. The panel, which was chaired by...

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RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards

April 13, 2015

By CBC News | The Top 75 finalists have been announced. Vote now and read more about the Awards Gala. CBC is proud to be a media sponsor of the 7th annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards. This is a peoples’ choice award that recognizes inspirational immigrants who have come to Canada, achieved success and made a positive difference living here. Over 650 entries were received. Read about the...

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Canada faces dramatic drop in citizenship, prompting concerns about disengaged immigrants

April 11, 2015

By Nicholas Keung, Brampton Guardian | The percentage of immigrants who become citizens has been dropping dramatically in recent years — from 79 per cent to 26 per cent among people who arrived between 2000 and 2008. Sounding the alarm is former citizenship director-general Andrew Griffith, who suggests that recent reforms which raised barriers to becoming a citizen could lead to immigrants’ widespread disengagement from Canadian public life and identity....

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A retirement abroad may give this Canadian immigrant more bang for his buck

April 10, 2015

By Anderw Allentuck, Financial Post | A man we’ll call Louis, 55, arrived in Canada in 2005. He lives and works as a refrigeration repair technician in Southern Ontario. Divorced, he helped put his two sons, both in their mid-20s, through university, bought a condo and watched it appreciate. Now he’s assessing the situation when he retires and no longer brings home $3,723 a month after tax. The problem, of...

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Temporary foreign workers perform at Banff Centre

April 10, 2015

By CBC News | The Banff Centre is known for hosting concerts with world-renowned musicians, but on Friday, it will present the talents of some of the town’s foreign workers. The World Comes to Banff multi-media concert will feature actors, photographers, visual artists and musicians who also work as cleaners, cooks and dishwashers. Many of the performers will be leaving Canada in the next few months because of the recent...

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Health is top of mind at vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant in Vancouver

April 8, 2015

By Mia Stainsby, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article Six years ago I reviewed a restaurant on Robson Street called Chau Kitchen and Bar, and found the food was remarkable for the modest prices — such as prawn remoulade on persimmon paper and basa with Vietnamese caramel sauce. Then, heartbreak. Maria Huynh sold it a year later when her mother took ill with a brain tumour. As she saw it,...

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