Here is everything Canadians need to know about COVID-19 testing for travel (Infographics)

February 18, 2021

By Vancouver is Awesome| The BC Centre for Disease Control has released infographics that explain what travellers need to know before coming to Canada. Effective Feb. 21, travellers coming into Canada via land will need to provide a negative result for a COVID-19 molecular test taken in the United States on arrival. The test needs to be taken within a 72-hour timeframe of arrival to Canada. Travellers entering Canada by land will also have to use ArriveCAN to enter...

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Why Canada’s 401,000 immigration target for 2021 is achievable

February 18, 2021

By CIC News | Welcoming 401,000 immigrants this year is a steep mountain for the Canadian government to climb, but it can be done.   The Saturday February 13 Express Entry draw, which invited a stunning 27,332 candidates to apply for permanent residence, shows that the government is preparing to climb the mountain. In the months leading up to the start of the pandemic, Canada was inviting around 3,500 candidates per Express Entry...

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Too many employers going through motions with diversity: report

February 17, 2021

By HR Reporter | Employers are not doing enough to promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in their workforce, with 76 per cent having no diversity or inclusion goals at all, according to a new report. Forty per cent regard diversity and inclusion as a risk mitigation and compliance issue and yet have no comprehensive DEI strategy. Also, only 12 per cent of employers recognize senior leaders for achieving inclusion...

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Changing the Narrative workshop combats Black exclusion in B.C. history

February 17, 2021

By Vancouver Sun | When Adam Rudder, then 20, first picked up a copy of Crawford Kilian’s Go Do Some Great Thing: The Black Pioneers of British Columbia, the moment was almost surreal. “It was a mix of being astonished, but also a really deep sense of betrayal,” said Rudder, now a professor of humanities at Vancouver’s Fairleigh Dickinson University. “I was a little angry, having gone through my entire...

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Ottawa immigrants more impacted by COVID-19

February 16, 2021

By CIC News | Immigrants and racialized communities in Ottawa are at a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19, according to a new report.   The summary report titled The impact of COVID-19 on immigrants and racialized communities in Ottawa was based on a virtual community dialogue event hosted by The Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP) and funded in part by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Sociodemographic data shows that racialized communities are over-represented among...

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Canada welcomed 184,000 new immigrants in 2020

February 12, 2021

New Canadian government data shows the country welcomed 184,370 new permanent residents in 2020 as newcomer flows fell due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is the lowest level of immigration to Canada since 1998 when it welcomed just over 174,000 immigrants that year. In March 2020, Canada’s Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced Canada would seek to welcome 341,000 new immigrants, the same level as in 2019. Days later, however, Prime Minister Justin...

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