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Syrian family finds peace and hope in Vancouver

September 10, 2015

By Andrea Woo, Globe and Mail Samer Aldhmad struggles to find the words to talk about the image that has galvanized the world’s attention on the long-building humanitarian crisis in his home country of Syria. A father of five children under the age of 10, Mr. Aldhmad is acutely aware of the similarities between his family – recently settled in British Columbia – and that of Alan Kurdi, the drowned...

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“A Classic Immigrant Story,” a Free Guidebook for New Immigrants to Canada, Released Today

September 10, 2015

By Web Wire Immigrating to a new country can be an overwhelming and stressful experience. Zuly Matallana has been through this process and today released a booklet designed to help newcomers to Canada find their footing in their new home. Entitled “A Classic Immigrant Story,” the free booklet offers valuable tips and advice about settling in Canada. In the booklet Ms. Matallana shares a snapshot of what her life was...

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Donating to grassroots organization is the best way to help Syrian refugees

September 9, 2015

By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun Vancouver residents who want to help Syrian refugees would do the most good by donating to one of the organizations operating on the ground in the Middle East, a director of a local immigrant services society told a packed public forum at Vancouver City Hall Tuesday night. The United Nations Refugee Agency is significantly stretched for items such as tents, medical supplies, food and clothing...

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CFOs confident about economic growth: Survey

September 9, 2015

By Canadian HR Reporter Almost one-third (29 per cent) of Canadian CFOs expect their company to create new jobs in the next six months, up 13 points from the previous period. Another 54 per cent of executives plan to hire for open roles, according to the Canadian Professional Employment Forecast from Robert Half, based on interviews with 274 CFOs. Canadian CFOs remain extremely optimistic about their companies’ growth. One hundred...

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Canada’s vaunted refugee acceptance falls short

September 9, 2015

By Tristin Hopper, National Post If there was one file in which Conservatives could believe they were untouchable, it is immigration. Having put one of their most capable operators at the helm, Jason Kenney, the Tories pulled off some of the most revolutionary changes to the immigration system since the days of Clifford Sifton: More and better immigrants, faster processing times and fakers and criminals swiftly weeded out and sent...

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First Immigrants career, education, and settlement fair in Halifax

September 8, 2015

By Ray Bradshaw, Global News HALIFAX – The migrant crisis in Europe has focused on the need and efforts to bring more newcomers to Canada, but for those arriving on our shores, it can be a challenge dealing with not only the language and culture, but the systems designed to help them thrive as new Canadians. Today Halifax hosted the first ever Career, Education and Settlement Fair for newcomers to...

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