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Racism in province’s schools just drives immigrants to ‘bigger world,’ researcher says

February 4, 2018

By Vanessa Blanch, CBC News | Researcher Manju Varma will be celebrating Black History Month but believes that if New Brunswick really wants to become more diverse, schools need a strategy to deal with racism. Varma, who works in employment equity and diversity with the federal government, has been examining youth and racism in the province for more than 20 years. The sad part is that not much has changed...

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Business Immigration Update: Citizenship Eligibility, AINP Changes, National Immigration Levels And NAFTA

February 2, 2018

By Mondaq | Recent Citizenship Changes On October 11, 2017, the Government of Canada introduced changes to the Citizenship Act that allows permanent residents to apply for Canadian citizenship after they have been physically present in Canada for at least 1,095 days (three years) in the five years immediately before the date of their application. To be eligible, the applicant must also: (i) have filed personal income taxes for at...

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Let’s Talk about the mental health of young immigrant and refugee men

February 2, 2018

By The Conversation | In the past few years the world has seen the largest displacements of people since the end of the Second World War. And, according to the World Health Organization, “the scale of anti-migrant sentiment is equally unprecedented.” In Canada, around one in five people were born outside of the country. How do these experiences of immigration, and of anti-migrant sentiment, impact upon mental health? This question...

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Refugees crossing into B.C. on the rise, immigration group says

February 2, 2018

By Denise Ryan, Vancouver Sun | On Nov. 18, 2017, Ribwar Omar, a 38-year-old Iraqi Kurd, arrived in Blaine, Wash., by bus. He stopped at a coffee shop, bought a hot chocolate and then, using the GPS on his phone, he made his way through a forest near the Peace Arch and crossed the border into Canada. Omar is awaiting a refugee hearing, one of 1,277 new refugee claimants that...

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Helping immigrant youth say no to drugs

February 1, 2018

Canadian Immigrant Magazine | My children were small when we landed in Canada, but I remember we were made scared of drug abuse and were told that it is a “big danger” in Canada. This made me anxious and I worked hard to educate my children about drugs and addiction as they became older. Studies, in fact, show that new immigrant youth are more at risk of drug abuse than...

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Comic illustrates refugee family’s bleak arrival in Vancouver and hope for the future

February 1, 2018

By Lori Culbert, Vancouver Sun | It was pouring rain in Vancouver, that day in October 2012, when Natalia Mokhovikova and her two young daughters stepped off a Greyhound bus with empty stomachs, a few bucks in their rumpled pockets, and no idea where to go next. The tourists from Russia had not planned to come to Vancouver. They spoke no English and knew no one here. They had been...

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