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Adopt-A-School: Booklet helps refugee students in Surrey

December 6, 2019

By Vancouver Sun | It’s a sparsely written 24 pages, but if anyone wants to understand the trauma and bewilderment that child refugees bring with them to Canada, half an hour with “We Are Here Now” should do it....

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50 per cent of Canadians have a literacy problem: Expert

December 6, 2019

By Journal of Commerce | anet Lane, the director of Canada West Foundation’s Human Capital Centre in Calgary, says being literate is “about being able to understand and use what you have read to solve a range of real-world problems in daily life and work.”...

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Marco Mendicino appointed new Canadian immigration minister

November 29, 2019

By CIC News | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named Marco Mendicino as Canada’s next Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. A descendant of Italian immigrants to Canada, Mendicino represents the riding of Eglinton-Lawrence in Toronto, Ontario. The 46 year old has an extensive background in law and worked for nearly 10 years as a federal prosecutor. During this time, he helped put members of the “Toronto 18” terror group...

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With Canada’s largest proportion of immigrants, Richmond unveils ‘cultural harmony’ strategy

November 29, 2019

By Vancouver Sun | A Vancouver suburb that boasts the largest proportion of immigrants anywhere in Canada has unveiled the final draft of its “cultural harmony” strategy, which officials hope will bring together residents and ease social tensions....

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Proficiency in English or French opens many doors for immigrants to Canada

November 29, 2019

By CIC News | It’s common knowledge that immigrants who are highly proficient in English and/or French have stronger odds of integrating into Canada’s labour force and society....

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You are never too old to learn: advice from an aspiring Chinese-Canadian writer

November 27, 2019

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | I have always had a passion for writing. When I was young, my mother encouraged me. So did my junior high teacher. When my first piece appeared in China Daily (overseas edition), I was thrilled, even though it was just the size of tofu. After that, I was hungry for more. I experienced the joy of seeing my story in print again and again. Then I challenged myself to...

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