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Candidates discuss migrant workers, refugees, immigration at Central Okanagan forum

September 24, 2019

By Lake Country Calendar Candidates from both Central Okanagan ridings met at the Kelowna Downtown Library on Saturday (Sept. 22) to discuss immigration, refugees and migrant workers with their potential constituents....

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Syrian newcomers hope business takes off after starting Calgary flight simulator centre Social Sharing

September 23, 2019

By CBC News | When a job didn’t materialize, Tammam Altajar decided to wing it Tammam Altajar came to Calgary from Syria two years ago and struggled to find work before setting up a state-of-the-art flight simulator in the city’s northeast....

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Raise-a-Reader: Refugee single mom of daughter with autism grateful for literacy help

September 23, 2019

By Vancouver Sun | The mom didn’t attend school in Africa growing up and wants to get her high school diploma so she can train as a worker who helps in seniors homes. Her daughter was diagnosed earlier thanks to a private assessment....

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Burnaby employers expect moderate hiring in final quarter 2019

September 21, 2019

By Burnaby Now | Burnaby and Coquitlam employers are cautiously optimistic about hiring heading into the final quarter of 2019, according to a recently released survey....

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Immigrant wage gap costing Canada $50-billion a year in GDP: report

September 21, 2019

By Globe and Mail | The growing wage gap between immigrants and Canadian-born workers has hit a new high, with new Canadians earning 10 per cent less on average, says a new report....

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Chinese takeout, tacos or curry? Our multicultural marketplace turns cultures into fetishized objects

September 20, 2019

By The Conversation | Does your weekly dinner routine revolve around ethnic cuisines? Have you tried taco Tuesdays, pho Fridays or spaghetti Saturdays? When eating out or ordering in, do you choose ethnic restaurants that offer delicious dishes like dumplings, curry or sushi?...

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