Immigrants face language, financial barriers during crisis

April 12, 2020

By Chilliwack Progress | The unknowns faced by new immigrants in Canada have multiplied in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the immigration process hasn’t slowed, officials say. Exemptions to current travel advisories allow temporary foreign workers, international students and approved permanent residents to enter the country despite ongoing restrictions barring non-essential travel to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. Those coming into the country are required to pass...

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COVID-19 challenges refugees and those helping them to settle

April 12, 2020

By Vancouver Sun | Even at the best of times, refugees arrive tired, bewildered and, often, traumatized. But in these worst of times, they are Canada’s most marginalized and most vulnerable. With no friends, no family, no English or French language skills, and little, if any, cultural knowledge, most of them are dependent on settlement societies and sponsorship groups to help them navigate their new world. Now, even that world...

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Shopify shops for talent in mass hiring in Vancouver

April 9, 2020

By HR Reporter | The tech firm’s ambitious plans to hire 1,000 workers serves as a reminder about the challenges — and best practices — when it comes to high-volume hires...

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Inspiring Changemakers featured in this year’s Immigrant Women of Inspiration

April 9, 2020

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | Our seventh annual ‘Immigrant Women of Inspiration’ special shines the spotlight on women who are Changemakers – leading voices who have served and continue to serve as an inspiration in so many different fields....

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COVID-19 Resources

April 8, 2020

By AMSSA | To support AMSSA members and settlement service providers during the COVID-19 pandemic,  AMSSA has created three resources: a living document breaking down the COVID-19 Federal and Provincial subsidies, a Coronavirus Factsheet and a resource to support organizations transitioning to virtual workspaces. You will also find a curated list of useful resources below. This page will be updated as new information becomes available....

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Foreign workers in these 10 occupations can now be hired faster

April 8, 2020

By CIC News | Canada has expedited the process for employers to hire foreign workers in agriculture, food processing, and trucking occupations...

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