Immigrant Women of Inspiration 2021: Call for nominations

February 11, 2021

In honour of International Women’s Day each March, Canadian Immigrant has been recognizing some truly inspirational immigrant women in Canada since 2014....

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Median entry wage for immigrants reached record level in 2018

February 11, 2021

By CIC News | The median entry wage for new immigrants admitted to Canada was the highest it had ever been in 2018, according to a Statistics Canada report released Feb. 1. Immigrants were seeing a steady rise in median entry wages, after the 2018 record smashed the previous top entry wages of 2017. Immigrants reported a median entry wage of $30,100 in 2018 after coming to Canada just one...

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Chinese-Canadians voice worries about racism, job losses one year in to pandemic

February 11, 2021

By Vancouver Sun | COVID-19 has taken a toll on many Canadians, but for Chinese-Canadians the impacts have been magnified by racism aimed at individuals and businesses, community leaders say. Amy Go, the president of the Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice, said the pandemic has resulted in an array of attacks directed at the community. Vancouver police reported a surge in anti-Asian hate crime in 2020, with seniors being...

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How the Pandemic Is Affecting BIPOC Canadians, by Various Measures

February 8, 2021

By The Tyee| Some governments such as British Columbia’s have only just committed to collecting race-based health data. But even before the pandemic, experts were warning that the experiences of non-white Canadians — whether Indigenous people or people of colour — might lead to different health outcomes. Over the past few months, Statistics Canada has been conducting surveys and collecting data that reveal how different ethnocultural groups have coped with various...

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B.C. marks Black History Month

February 5, 2021

By Vancouver Sun | Black History Month celebrates the achievements and contributions of citizens of African ancestry to the rich, diverse and pluralistic culture of British Columbia we now share. But with the plays, music, literary evenings, church services and panel discussions comes a sobering reminder of where we have come from — and how far we’ve yet to go. Black men and women have been part of B.C.’s fabric...

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B.C. neighbourhood transforms itself to aid toddler’s celebration of Chinese New Year

February 1, 2021

By Globe and Mail | Elaine Su’s neighbourhood near Vancouver enchants her two-year-old with houses decorated for Halloween and Christmas. Most of her neighbours are white, but January presents a chance to introduce little Ellis to the festivities of Lunar New Year, from his own Chinese culture. But this year, there can be no loud dragon dances, nor gathering to eat among friends and neighbours. Ms. Su realized all she...

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