5 reasons to question Vancouver’s label as the ‘anti-Asian hate crime capital of North America’

October 22, 2021

By Vancouver Sun | Some international media outlets this year labelled Vancouver “the anti-Asian hate crime capital of North America.” They focused on a Vancouver police report that showed hate incidents against East Asians (not “Asians,” as the articles misstate) jumping by a startling 717 per cent in the year that COVID hit, up to 98 from 12. Bloomberg, The Guardian and other media outlets then rushed to compare the Vancouver hate-crime...

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Are employers shirking responsibility in integrating foreign professionals?

October 22, 2021

By HR Reporter | While Canada’s immigration minister may have said that the country is well poised to come out of the pandemic by relying more on new immigrants, employers may not be helping. That’s according to a new report looking into the integration of foreign-trained professionals (FTPs) into the Canadian workforce, based on a survey of 99 employers in Ontario. When asked to identify who is responsible for integrating...

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Doug Ford is completely wrong in his suggestion that immigrants are aiming to laze around

October 22, 2021

By Globe and Mail | Ontario Premier Doug Ford is not just wrong in suggesting that prospective immigrants to his province are aiming to laze around on the dole. He’s exactly wrong. The Premier’s statements are completely at odds with an unprecedented shift in the labour market, in which the most recently arrived workers with landed-immigrant status have seen the biggest gains in employment rates, now nearly 10 percentage points...

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Canada has introduced NOC 2021. What will it mean for immigrants in 2022?

October 22, 2021

By CIC News | Canada’s immigration system will overhaul the way it classifies occupations in fall 2022. The changes will affect some economic class and foreign worker applicants, although the federal government has yet to communicate which sorts of applicants will be affected. Canada’s system for categorizing occupations is called the National Occupational Classification (NOC). The NOC is reviewed every year, and updated every five years to ensure it reflects Canada’s changing...

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Dynamic B.C. restaurateur overcame discrimination in famous case

October 22, 2021

By Globe and Mail | In 1956, Susie Chew signed up to rent an apartment in a new building. She ordered furniture only to have the building’s manager reject the delivery. She was told the new owners would not rent to her because of her race. Miss Chew, a Canadian-born restaurateur of Chinese ancestry, kept the disheartening news of the discrimination to herself for several days. At the time, she...

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Majority of Canadian students have witnessed racial bullying: Survey

October 20, 2021

By Vancouver Sun | Racial bullying is a reality in Canadian schools, with a majority reporting they have witnessed or experienced such incidents in their schools, according to a new national survey. The survey, conducted by the Angus Reid Institute in partnership with the University of British Columbia, asked people ages 12 to 17 across Canada about their experience with racism and diversity in schools. About 58 per cent said...

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