Enriching communities: #ImmigrationMatters to Canada

May 27, 2021

By Canadian Immigrant News | Canada’s Immigration Matters initiative, presented by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), looks at how immigration strengthens Canada. This initiative uses storytelling to inspire newcomers to Canada and also promote their positive engagement in the community. The purpose is to foster balanced and informed conversations about immigrants in communities across Canada. The contributions of immigrants is even more evident during the pandemic in many sectors across...

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Statistics Canada report says pandemic job losses hit women harder than men

May 27, 2021

By Vancouver is Awesome | A new report by Statistics Canada says job losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been consistently more severe for women than for men. The report says that from March 2020 to February 2021, women accounted for 53.7 per cent of year-over-year employment losses. The analysis points to a high proportion of women working at small firms in service industries, which it says have been...

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Ontario PNP invites foreign workers with job offers in rural communities

May 27, 2021

By CIC News | Ontario invited 64 skilled workers to apply for a provincial nomination on May 25. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued the invitations to immigration candidates who had a profile in the Expression of Interest (EOI) system. Invited candidates were registered for the Regional Immigration Pilot. They may now apply for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream. This is the third EOI draw Ontario has held since it launched the new...

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I arrived in Canada as a refugee 30 years ago and I still feel like I’m catching up on time lost

May 27, 2021

By CBC News | The concept of time lost is familiar to many of us, especially with the pandemic: it is the time when our lives get off course. We envision an ideal life for ourselves and make plans. However, fate deals us new realities — whether we like them or not — and we can only do our best to live through them with dignity, and never give up....

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This is why Vancouver has become North America’s anti-Asian hate crime capital

May 27, 2021

By Vancouver Sun | It’s said to be the most Asian city outside Asia. Where a quarter of residents speak a Chinese language and the char siu rivals what’s served in Hong Kong barbecue shops. Where a Sikh gurdwara, a Tibetan monastery and a Chinese evangelical church coexist in harmony along a three-kilometre stretch of road dubbed the Highway to Heaven. The kind of place that should be immune to a rise...

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Regardless of education or training, racialized immigrant women earn less

May 21, 2021

By The Conversation | Conventional wisdom suggests that first-generation immigrants often struggle in their careers for reasons related to being new to the domestic workforce. For example, offshore degrees, poor language fluency or an absence of networking contacts are cited as common reasons for career challenges. This means most efforts to improve immigrants’ career outcomes often focus on things first-generation immigrants can do for themselves, like networking and training. We wanted to...

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