Cold winters, warm welcomes: How newcomers can settle in Canada

May 11, 2021

By CIC News | It’s well known that immersing yourself into the local community and culture is a great way to become fluent in a country’s language. So, it also makes sense that the more welcoming the destination, the sooner you’ll master the language. That’s why Canada, with its immigration-friendly policies and people, is such a wonderful place to build your new life and English skills side by side. Explore...

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Why ‘Asian’ isn’t a one-size-fits-all term for many Canadians

May 10, 2021

By CBC News | What comes to mind when you hear the word “Asian”? For Muhammad Akbar Ali, it’s a complicated answer, and every year at this time, his mixed feelings get amplified during Asian Heritage Month. Born in Niagara, Ont., Ali grew up in the Greater Toronto Area before moving to Ottawa for work. Despite having Indian and Pakistani roots, Ali said he’s never identified with the term Asian. He...

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B.C. woman organizes cross-country rallies to protest anti-Asian hate

May 10, 2021

By CTV News| A Burnaby woman angry and frustrated by an exponential increase in anti-Asian hate crimes since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic has organized a day of action in major cities across the country. Doris Mah began wearing a mask early in the pandemic, before it was recommended public health officials in B.C. Mah says she immediately noticed increased animosity from certain people she encountered on the street...

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RBC, BDO, Rogers among top 25 companies

May 5, 2021

By HR Reporter | RBC, BDO Canada and Rogers Communications have been named among the 2021 LinkedIn Top Companies. LinkedIn used its data to “parse billions of actions” taken by members and rank 25 companies based on seven pillars that have been shown to lead to career progression: ability to advance; skills growth; company stability; external opportunity; company affinity; gender diversity; and educational background. “The world of work is transforming....

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What History Can Tell Us About Working as an Immigrant Nurse in Canada

May 5, 2021

By Toronto Star | Editor’s note: This story was first published on April 28. This version corrects the acronym OIIQ to OIIAQ. Like many internationally educated nurses (IENs) in Canada, Jeff Kua came to the country through the Live-in Caregiver Program. It was 2010. His grandmother in Ontario had suffered a stroke, so his uncle suggested that Kua come to Toronto as her caregiver. With his experience as an operating...

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Now I understand the sacrifices made by my immigrant parents

May 5, 2021

By Globe and Mail | I have a confession. Despite the fact that I, too, lived over a convenience store run by my immigrant parents, I have never watched an episode of Kim’s Convenience. I’ve heard the show is incredibly well written and witty, but in all honesty I was unsure about how I would feel watching the similarities of my childhood reality played out in a sitcom. My parents immigrated...

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