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Your first 100 days in Canada: 4 things to tackle

June 7, 2017

By Ivy Chiu, Canadian Immigrant Magazine | Moving to a new country can be both exciting and overwhelming. It’s a time of change from the familiar, and being prepared for the first few things you have to attend to goes a long way. While moving you and your family across the world is not easy, establishing a routine helps in integrating to life in Canada, setting you and your family...

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Canada 150: Chu Lai fought against anti-Chinese discrimination and won

June 6, 2017

By Kevin Griffin, Vancouver Sun | After he died while asleep at home at age 59, the Chinese community in Victoria turned out in huge numbers to say goodbye to one of the country’s pioneers. Chu Lai is not much remembered today, but in his day in the late 19th and early 20th century, he was known for fighting against racism toward Chinese immigrants at a time when it wasn’t...

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‘Appalling’ shortage of immigration appeal judges means long delays for justice, Calgary lawyers warn

June 6, 2017

By Jennifer Lee, CBC News | Calling it a “crisis,” Calgary lawyers are warning an extreme shortage of judges to deal with immigration appeals in western Canada will make already lengthy waits for family re-unification unacceptably long. The Immigration Appeal Division — a tribunal that hears rejected family-class immigration cases — is experiencing a dramatic reduction in board members. The majority of cases dealt with by the tribunal involve people...

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Ottawa to make it easier for immigrants who speak French to gain express entry into Canada

June 5, 2017

By National Post | The federal Immigration Department is changing its express entry system to give more points to would-be newcomers who have siblings already in Canada and for those with strong French-language skills. The department says the new rules go into effect on Tuesday. It says the changes are aimed to help support the integration of skilled workers and increase growth, vitality and prosperity of in Francophone minority communities...

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Immigrants and Canadians share responsibility to integrate, advocate says

June 4, 2017

By CBC News | Is it the responsibility of immigrants to integrate into Canadian society? Or is it the responsibility of Canadian society to create a welcoming atmosphere?...

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Newcomers grabbing at Canada’s brass ring

June 2, 2017

By Julie Cazzin, Money Sense | Statistics do not tell the story of immigration. People do. Take Marvi Yap, 52, and Anna Maramba, 50, two best friends who immigrated to Canada more than 15 years ago from the Philippines. “It was tough in the beginning,” remembers Maramba. “We worked nights in a dingy Toronto food factory and the work was so monotonous we played stacking games with the boxes to...

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