Introducing a new innovative guide for skilled immigrants

January 29, 2021

By CISION News | Canadian Immigrant magazine and Windmill Microlending have partnered to launch the Skilled Immigrant Career Success Guide, a new resource to help skilled immigrants overcome employment barriers in Canada. With more than 400,000 immigrants set to come to Canada annually for the next three years,* it’s crucial to set up skilled immigrants for success, especially after the federal government announced a plan to bring in more than 1.2 million permanent residents by 2023. As...

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Black law students push for increased diversity at UBC law school

January 29, 2021

By Vancouver Sun | The handful of Black law scholars among approximately 600 students in the law school want to ensure other Black students have access, opportunity and support to pursue careers in law. Rebecca Barclay Nguinambaye always had a keen interest in social justice — and she was lucky enough to have the family support and mentorship that made a career in law seem possible. “It’s not the reality...

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Communication and other soft skills for skilled immigrants

January 25, 2021

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | Learn the importance of communication and other soft skills sought by employers in Canada It’s an all-too common scenario for skilled immigrants — they get accepted to Canada for their skills and experience, but then struggle to find work in their field. You’re told, “Sorry, you don’t have any Canadian experience.” This often translates to “you don’t have the soft skills we’re looking for.” Soft...

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Thousands of foreign nationals reuniting with Canadian spouses

January 25, 2021

By CIC News | Many Canadians are reuniting with their foreign spouses in Canada after being separated because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Toronto Star.   The pandemic has resulted in a slowdown in the processing of applications for immigration to Canada. In September, however, the federal government announced that it would speed up the processing of spousal sponsorship applications. To this end, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) increased staff responsible for...

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Black History Month—February. Facts and Resources

January 25, 2021

By BC Teachers’ Federation | Every year, Canadians are invited to take part in the festivities and events that honour the legacy of black Canadians, past and present, during Black History Month. This is a time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate, and prosperous nation we know today. It is also an...

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Survey suggests how Canada can improve economic outcomes for immigrants

January 20, 2021

By CIC News | Many immigrants lost their job and were not able to support themselves financially during the coronavirus outbreak in Canada, according to a new survey....

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