Vancouver’s ethnic Chinese irked by inequality, tax avoidance

October 11, 2017

By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun | When urban planner Andy Yan spent an hour last week on a Fairchild radio talk show, every Cantonese- and Mandarin-speaking person who called was irate about growing housing inequality and tax avoidance. “It really surprised me. The biggest lesson out of it was that Chinese-speaking people are as concerned as everyone about fairness and transparency and accountability,” Yan said. The housing researcher said Chinese-Canadians...

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NYC to get huge immigration-themed exhibit by famed artist

October 10, 2017

By Metro News | NEW YORK — An enormous exhibition by the activist artist Ai Weiwei, designed to draw attention to the world’s refugee crisis, is going on view at some 300 sites around New York City. “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,” presented by the Public Art Fund, will be open to the public from Thursday until Feb. 11. A global trend of “trying to separate us by colour ,...

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What more immigrant workers could mean for Canada

October 7, 2017

By HRD Canada | What would immigrant workers mean for Canada’s economy? It’s a mixed bag, according to The Conference Board of Canada. Ahead of the government’s November 1 announcement of its 2018 immigration target, the board has released a report detailing the positive and negative factors that point to how 450,000 more immigrants would impact the economy. Among the advantages: More immigrants would boost real GDP. This would mean...

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Canada becoming an in-demand destination for foreign tech talent

October 6, 2017

By Jared Lindzon, Globe and Mail | Though he had co-founded two companies previously and worked at LinkedIn’s head office in Silicon Valley for six years, Vikram Rangnekar’s H-1B visa did not allow him to start a company of his own on American soil. Between the visa restrictions and the soaring cost of living in the Valley, the Indian-born entrepreneur and author decided last year that it was time to...

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Express Entry Report: Looking at the Third Quarter of 2017

October 5, 2017

By Canadian Immigration News | So far, 2017 has proven to be a dynamic and active year for Canada’s Express Entry immigration selection system. At the end of this year’s third quarter, the number of candidates issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) is the highest it has ever been since Canada first introduced the Express Entry selection system in January, 2015. Despite the decrease of ITAs issued in the third...

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Trudeau: Ottawa reviewing refugee process following Edmonton attacks

October 4, 2017

By CTV News | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government is reviewing its handling of refugee claims following revelations that a Somali man accused in attacks in Edmonton had been ordered deported from the United States. Trudeau says the government is trying to find out what happened with the case of Abdulahi Hasan Sharif. The Canadian government has said that Sharif presented himself at a regular port of entry...

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