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Canadians who study abroad taking residency spots from immigrant doctors

May 22, 2015

By Toronto Sun | If he leaves the safety of this southern Ontario city for the violence of Baghdad, Anmar Almukhtar knows he may be killed. But 15 months after he came to Canada to seek a better life for his children, the 45-year-old is tempted to return to his homeland. His thriving career as a heart surgeon in Iraq has been crushed here under the weight of broken promises,...

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Douglas Todd: Canada’s immigrant-aboriginal knot

May 22, 2015

By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun | In the minds of many Canadians, the treatment of aboriginals and immigrants is inextricably tied together, and it’s creating moral confusion. I have witnessed on dozens of occasions a discussion about Canada’s immigration policies going sideways when someone suddenly flags the plight of the country’s aboriginals. Whether it’s in a coffee shop, at a conference or on the Internet, the person who raises the...

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Harper Government supports economic opportunities for immigrant women in Toronto

May 20, 2015

By CNW News | The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Canada’s Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, along with Brad Butt, Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Streetsville, today announced Government of Canada funding for a new project to increase economic opportunities for immigrant women in Toronto. The Working Women Community Centre is receiving $187,422 for its 24-month project to address the barriers faced by foreign-trained professionals, including newcomer...

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B.C. researchers seek immigrant women for heavy metals study

May 20, 2015

By Pamela Fayerman, Vancouver Sun | Women who’ve moved to the Lower Mainland from certain South and East Asian areas are being sought for a major study measuring their levels of heavy metals and environmental toxins. Those who are aged 19 to 45 and have moved to Vancouver (or Toronto, the second site of the research) in the last five years from India, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan can enrol....

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Stories of migration bind students together

May 18, 2015

By Joanne Lee-Young, Vancouver Sun | Dominique De Joya Bautista, 23, who was born and raised in Vancouver, recalls that when she went in to take an assessment test for her Mandarin course at the University of B.C., the instructor was taken aback that she wasn’t a “European male,” but instead an ethnic Chinese female. “My name on paper is very confusing,” said Bautista. “I am named after my parents...

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Immigration officers told to pay close attention to Chinese/non-Chinese marriages

May 16, 2015

By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun | Chinese nationals who marry non-Chinese Canadians may be among those likely to be flagged by Citizenship and Immigration Canada as being involved in bogus marriages, documents released under Access to Information reveal. The documents, dated April 2007, form part of a training manual for immigration officers who assess permanent residence applications for foreign spouses or partners who are already in Canada. Access to information...

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