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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. immigrant agency turns 45

June 7, 2018

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | Vancouver-based immigrant serving agency SUCCESS has turned 45. For its longstanding service, Senator Mobina Jaffer, MP Jenny Kwan, Senator Yonah Martin, Minister Harjit Sajjan, Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, MP Alice Wong and Senator Yuen Pau Woo co-hosted a delegation from SUCCESS at an event on Parliament Hill last week. Named SUCCESS on the Hill, the lunch reception welcomed close to 100 guests, including other members of...

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Asylum seekers who crossed the border into Quebec now finding their way into Manitoba

June 6, 2018

By CBC News | Manitoba is beginning to see a wave of secondary refugee migration coming to the province from Quebec. Welcome Place — the first point of contact for most asylum seekers who enter the country through Emerson — began tracking the numbers in the third week of May and sending them to the province. So far, 12 people who travelled across the border into Quebec have subsequently filed...

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Immigrants make Canada the envy of the world

June 5, 2018

By Globe and Mail | The following speech was delivered on June 1 at the ceremony for the 2018 Governor-General’s Performing Arts Awards at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Canada “is a country that does not ask about your origins; it only concerns itself with your destiny.” Those words were spoken by Peter Munk, founder and chairman of the Barrick Gold Corporation, who, over the course of his life, became so...

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Newcomers working for free in hopes of finding jobs in Vancouver

June 5, 2018

By Alex McKeen, Vancouver Sun | Subway sandwich franchise owner Sunny Sanan will be the first to admit that his restaurant, at East 48th and Victoria Dr. in the diverse Victoria Fraserview area, has a high turnover rate. But not everyone coming and going have been paid employees. Some have been new immigrants making sandwiches without earning a dime. Beginning six years ago, some South Vancouver-area immigrants have been participating...

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Better support for immigrant entrepreneurs could benefit Canada’s international trade priorities, says new report

May 30, 2018

By CIC News | Better government support for immigrant entrepreneurs could benefit Canada’s efforts to diversify international trade and strengthen its economy, a new report by the Conference Board of Canada says....

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Nova Scotia festival bans group with controversial views on immigration

May 28, 2018

By Alexander Quon | The Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival has apologized after it let an anti-immigration organization take part in the festival’s parade on Saturday. Festival organizers banned the group from participating in the festival in the future. “We apologize to anyone who may have felt unsafe at the Grand Street Parade because of this political party’s attendance and derogatory messaging,” organizers of the week-long festival in Kentville, N.S.,...

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