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Milton sports league a slam dunk for immigrant youth

December 22, 2019

By CBC News | Running onto the basketball court, high-fiving fans — for a moment, a group of Milton youth are made to feel like basketball stars. But this isn’t the NBA. Instead, it’s a volunteer-run non-profit youth sports league — about a 40-minute drive from Toronto — as a way of helping immigrant families to put their children into sport....

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Changes in outcomes of immigrants and non-permanent residents, 2017

December 18, 2019

By Statistics Canada | Immigrants admitted to Canada in 2016 reported a median entry wage of $25,900 in 2017, the highest recorded among immigrants admitted since 1981. Although the entry wages of recent immigrants have increased over the past few years, their income remains lower than that of the overall Canadian population. The Canadian Income Survey estimated the Canadian population’s median wage at $36,100 in 2017....

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These FREE employment programs offer valuable career training for newcomer and refugee women in Metro Vancouver

December 18, 2019

By Vancouver is Awsome | For those who are new to Canada, making the first steps into employment may seem like a daunting task. It’s not only about finding work, it’s also about finding a career that is a good match to their skills, experience and expectations....

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Major companies pledge jobs, education for refugees

December 17, 2019

By Vancouver Sun | Major companies including Ikea, Lego and Vodafone pledged to do more to help refugees get access to education and employment on Monday, ahead of a global conference aimed at supporting the millions of people forced from their homelands....

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‘Thank God we are here, we are safe’: Syrian refugee family become Canadian citizens

December 16, 2019

By CBC News | Four years after arriving in B.C. as Syrian refugees, a Burnaby family is now officially Canadian, after taking an oath of citizenship last week....

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Ontario asks Ottawa to double numbers of economic immigrants

December 16, 2019

By Vancouver Sun | Ontario is asking the federal government to double the number of economic immigrants to the province in order to deal with a skilled labour shortage. Economic development minister Vic Fedeli says an expansion of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program would respond to the labour market needs of the province’s employers. Fedeli made the request in a letter to Marco Mendicino, the new federal minister of immigration,...

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