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Quebec sees surge in border crossings, 600 entered last weekend

April 6, 2018

By CTV News | More than 600 people illegally crossed into Canada through Quebec last weekend, a significant spike in the ongoing flow of migrants walking across the U.S.-Canada border. About 150 people crossed each day. That’s triple the usual numbers of 50 to 60 migrants per day. Police were waiting on Canadian soil to arrest those crossing the border. But unlike last year, when thousands of Haitian migrants were...

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Nominate now for North American Arab Women of Excellence Awards

April 5, 2018

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | Nominations are open for the inaugural North American 2018 Arab Women of Excellence Awards until April 15, 2018. “I would like to encourage you to nominate, honour, recognize and celebrate the achievements of a woman/girl of excellence that you know who is of Arab descent,” says Dahlia Mostafa, the organizer of the awards. Egyptian-born Mostafa, president of the Canadian Life Transformation Academy in Calgary, an...

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Canada’s popularity rising as study abroad destination

April 5, 2018

By Asian Pacific Post | A new survey of international students has revealed Canada is fast catching the U.S. and U.K. among the world’s most popular destinations for young people looking to study abroad. The 2018 edition of the QS Applicant Survey shows Canada could be about to overtake the U.K. and become the second most popular study destination behind the U.S. The top three fastest-growing countries of origin from...

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Vancouver lawyer’s photo exhibit to benefit Rohingya refugees

April 5, 2018

By Nick Eagland, Vancouver Sun | A Vancouver photographer is doing his part to bolster international aid for Rohingya Muslims fleeing horrific violence in Myanmar. Lawyer Marco Francesco first visited Southeast Asia more than a decade ago to see a friend who was reporting for Reuters in Cambodia and then travelled to Myanmar in 2010. Francesco became enamoured with the country, returning twice more over the next five years and...

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Surrey gala will celebrate ‘Muslim feminine excellence’

April 5, 2018

By Peace Arch News | Muslim women, this is your night to shine. An inaugural awards night organized to “recognize and celebrate Muslim feminine excellence” will be held at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, April 22. The gala event is hosted by Voices of Muslim Women, a B.C.-focused non-profit founded in 2017 after “an eclectic and diverse group of Muslim women came together to share their passion for...

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Highly skilled foreign workers are still flowing into the US — and in some cities, they make more than $100,000 yearly

April 5, 2018

By Business Insider | This year, President Donald Trump says his administration will tighten rules on the H-1B program, which grants visas to highly skilled foreign workers in the US. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services agency issued a new policy memo in February that requires companies to submit “detailed statements of work or work orders” that a H-1B visa worker would perform. The policy change came after the Trump...

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