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Saskatchewan Reopens ‘Occupations In-Demand’ Immigration Sub-Category for Skilled Workers

August 9, 2017

By Hugo O’Doherty, Canadian Immigrant Newsletters | The Canadian province of Saskatchewan will welcome up to 1,200 new applications under the International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) during an intake period that began on August 9. (Edit: Since this article was published, Saskatchewan has updated the status of this sub-category. To learn more, read this article.) Applications to this ‘base’ sub-category, which...

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Immigrant children’s play can clash with mainstream cultures

August 9, 2017

By Guofang Li, The Conversation | Every child in the world is a master of play. Play is part of the basic developmental experiences of human lives. Children learn about culture, social norms and language through play. Precisely because of its sociocultural nature, children in different cultures engage in play differently due to differences in language, context and social norms. Parents in different cultures also perceive play differently. Some see...

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One-sixth of B.C. residents don’t speak English at home

August 3, 2017

By Katya Slepian, Surrey Now Leader | Close to one-third of British Columbians now report neither English nor French as their mother tongue, Statistics Canada data show. According to figures released Tuesday, 27.5 per cent of the province’s residents had a non-official language as their mother tongue. That proportion was up in urban centres like Vancouver, with 41.8 per cent, and in Abbotsford-Mission, with 28.2 per cent. Outside the Lower...

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Montreal-based law firm launches AI assistant to help people navigate Canada’s immigration process

August 3, 2017

By Amira Zubairi, Canadian Startup News | Montreal-based EXEO, a law firm that specializes in immigration and international mobility, has launched its Immigration Virtual Assistant (IVA). IVA is a free virtual assistant that aims to help people looking to immigrate to Canada. EXEO said users can interact with IVA via Facebook Messenger in a Q&A format and learn about 25 immigration program categories such as work permit applications, student visas,...

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Immigration, aging, housing costs fuel rise in multi-generational households

August 2, 2017

By Paola Loriggio, The Record | About a year after Yi Jiang and her family moved to Ottawa from China, they found themselves sharing a two-bedroom apartment with her parents. After living together in Shenzhen, it seemed only natural that once the entire family was in Canada, her parents would live with her, her husband and their young son, she said. The couple has since had another child, and last...

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Edmonton leads Canada in immigrant-language growth

August 2, 2017

By John Wakefield, Vancouver Sun | Edmonton is fast becoming one of Canada’s most linguistically diverse big cities, with more people speaking languages such as Tagalog, Punjabi and Arabic than ever before....

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