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RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2015 announced

June 25, 2015

By Canadian Immigrant | After an extensive process of nominations, two rounds of judging and public voting, the seventh annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards honours two celebrity chefs, a brilliant scientist, a real estate mogul, a celebrated author, several very determined entrepreneurs, plus a few diversity and immigrant champions. There’s also a city councillor, a digital visionary, a winery owner and more. Again, the list of this year’s...

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Restaurant operators struggling, one year after new foreign worker rules adopted

June 25, 2015

By News 1130 | It’s been one year since the federal government introduced restrictions on the use of Temporary Foreign Workers in the country. The head of the BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association says three regions of BC have been hit hardest by the changes. Ian Tostenson says businesses in Whistler, the Okanagan and the Kootenays have been struggling, while trying to rely on fewer foreign workers during high tourism...

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‘Utterly unfair and unfortunate’: Immigrants, lawyers decry Bill C-24

June 24, 2015

By Gilbert Ngabo, Metro News | It’s a tale of two contradictions, says David Cohen, a Toronto immigration lawyer. Canada, a country that prides itself on diversity, has just made it harder for immigrants to become citizens. Germain Zima is among the estimated thousands of Torontonians caught in the snarl of what moved through government channels as Bill C-24. The law, which passed last year but started being enforced just...

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Canadian museum of immigration reopens following $30 million in renovations

June 23, 2015

By Natasha Pace, Global News | The first time Traian Dimitriou visited Pier 21 was on May 2nd, 1954. “When I first stepped in Canada, on the soil right here, at Pier 21, I really felt free. Free,” Dimitriou said as he walks through the newly re-vamped Canadian Museum of Immigration. “I came here about 2-years ago and I was flooded with memories of that period of time. From arriving...

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Saskatchewan launches new express entry for skilled immigrants

June 23, 2015

By Canadian HR Reporter | The Saskatchewan government has launched an improved online application system for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). The online system will allow immigrants applying for permanent residence to apply to SINP streams including the new Saskatchewan Express Entry category, which was announced earlier this year. The express entry category will add 775 additional immigrant nominees to the program, bringing the total number of nominations to...

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Former refugees build new facility for future ones

June 22, 2015

By Vancouver Sun | They fled political persecution in Myanmar and passed through Welcome House en route to a new life in Canada. Now 12 former Burmese refugees are helping construct the building that will be the first home to those who follow in their footsteps. “We feel that we’re building our own house,” said Van Lal Nghak, a construction worker who arrived in Vancouver as a refugee with his...

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