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Entrepreneurship For Canadian Immigrants: They’re Ready To Take Over The World

June 15, 2017

By Market Mogul | In 2016, the World Bank ranked Canada at number 2 for “ease of starting business” in its doing business rankings. Despite this, Canada’s overall rank for ease of doing business stood at a dismal 22nd. On the other hand, Canada’s average household net adjusted disposable income per capita is $30,474 a year, above the OECD average of $29,016. While it is arguable whether successive governments have...

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Canada 150: Yip Sang, the unofficial mayor of Chinatown

June 13, 2017

By John Mackie, Vancouver Sun | You can’t overstate Yip Sang’s importance to Vancouver’s Chinatown. Working as the superintendent for the Kwong On Wo company in the 1880s, he imported 6,000 to 7,000 Chinese labourers to work on the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Yip Sang held several positions: bookkeeper, timekeeper and paymaster. Legend has it he used to pay the Chinese CPR workers by riding his horse to...

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Canada launches fast-track visa program to lure top talent

June 12, 2017

By Financial Post | Canada launched a fast-track visa program for highly-skilled workers on Monday, as it seeks to take advantage of a tougher immigration environment in the United States....

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Canada supports a ‘values’ test. But not the values of the far right

June 11, 2017

By Terry Glavin, McCleans | It is a delicious paradox and it’s wholly counterintuitive. What’s one of the strongest feelings expressed by the otherwise liberal, laid-back and largely contented people revealed by our poll? It’s in the survey respondents’ support for a proposition most closely associated, fairly or not, with Canada’s disgruntled, anti-immigrant, Islamophobic fringe. A whopping 84 per cent of respondents agreed with the statement, “New immigrants to Canada...

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Immigration minister orders review of Canada’s asylum claim system

June 11, 2017

By CTV News | The federal immigration minister has ordered a review of the asylum process in Canada in a bid to speed up the system. Ahmed Hussen said the review will examine how claims are currently handled and will look beyond reforms already being implemented by the Immigration and Refugee Board. The government has brought in a retired senior bureaucrat, Neil Yeates, to oversee the review in concert with...

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Canada an increasingly desired destination for international business students

June 8, 2017

By Jennifer Lewington, Globe and Mail | Uganda-born Helen Kobusinge knew she wanted to study abroad for her MBA, with Canada one of four possible destinations. Then an accountant with Deloitte in Kampala, Ms. Kobusinge chose Canada in 2015 partly for its immigration policies that, unlike Britain and the United States, offer a postgraduation work permit of up to three years for eligible candidates. “This opportunity I found was much...

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