Survey: 1 in 2 minority Canadians have experienced online racism

March 27, 2021

By Vancouver Sun | Noor Fadel says most people assume that the night she was attacked by a racist man on a SkyTrain in Vancouver in 2017 was the worst night of her life. In fact, the nights that followed were even more harrowing, as her social-media post about the assault went viral and she received a torrent of hateful and threatening messages. “People think that hiding behind a screen...

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Poems and drawings look at marginalization of Asians in North America

March 27, 2021

By Vancouver Sun | Curator Godfre Leung was setting up an exhibit at a small East Vancouver bookshop-gallery when it “touched the present unexpectedly in the last week.” He was preparing poems and drawings by Asian women in North America about how they’re excluded from parts of society, feelings magnified by the shooting of six Asian women in Atlanta. “There’s always a reluctance in both the U.S. and Canada to acknowledge racism...

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Immigrate to Canada as a French speaker

March 27, 2021

By CIC News | For several years, the Government of Canada has been stepping up its efforts to attract Francophone immigrants to communities outside Quebec.   These efforts are driven by declines in francophone populations across the country and the importance of ensuring their survival and reversing a trend that is threatening the very fabric of Canada’s linguistic duality—consisting of both English and French speakers. Typically, French-speaking foreign nationals will consider Quebec...

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How I got my first job in Canada during the pandemic

March 27, 2021

By CIC News | I have finally found my dream job in Canada, but my journey was far from normal. Immigrating to a new country is a big step in one’s life. But if done rightly, it can lead to a lifetime of happiness, a better life and a chance to live your dreams. After working for more than seven years in India, I decided to immigrate to Canada to...

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Canada’s population growth rate falls to WWI levels in 2020

March 27, 2021

By CIC News | With an increase in deaths and a decrease in new immigrants, Canada saw its lowest population growth rate since 1916. In 2020, Canada’s population only increased 0.4 per cent, according to Statistics Canada. Population growth has not been this low since the first year of World War I when it was just 0.3 per cent. By the end of 2021, Canada’s population had increased by about 149,000,...

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How you can help combat hate crimes against Asian communities

March 19, 2021

By CTV News | The mass shooting that left eight dead in Atlanta, the majority of them Asian women who worked in spas, has left communities reeling after a marked rise in anti-Asian racism and violent attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Delaina Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Soon C. Park, Hyun J. Grant, Suncha Kim and Yong A. Yue died in the shootings. The gunman told police...

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