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Will immigration help Canada recover from the pandemic?

February 25, 2021

By HR Reporter | Canada is well poised to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic by relying more on new immigrants to help alleviate the labour shortage, according to the immigration minister. “We believe that immigration generates growth, that it creates jobs and our entire plan is focused on trying to accelerate our economic recovery coming out of the pandemic because we’re operating in a very complex environment right now,”...

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Three films on immigration and diversity for Black History Month: Stream online

February 24, 2021

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | From the journey of a Haitian artist and activist who settled in Quebec to a Black cowboy and rancher in Alberta to a group of Canadians who took racism to court, watch National Film Board of Canada (NFB) documentaries that amplify inspiring voices and stories that aren’t heard enough, during Black History Month.  The National Film Board of Canada is a federal cultural agency within the Canadian...

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How to get a job in Canada as a newcomer

February 23, 2021

By CIC News | New job opportunities await! If you’re ready to call Canada home, then finding a suitable job for your experience and passions should be your next step. If you are new to the area, gaining employment might look a little different than what you are used to. The pandemic has made searching for a job more challenging, so it’s especially important that you stay up to date...

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COVID-19: Anti-Asian hate crimes in Vancouver skyrocketed by over 700 percent in 2020

February 21, 2021

By Straight | Although many Asian Canadian communities have been celebrating Lunar New Year, newly released statistics about hate crimes in Vancouver cast a pall over the previous year. In its year-end report for 2020 released on February 3, the Vancouver Police Department stated that hate crimes increased by 97 percent from 142 incidents in 2019 to 280 in 2020. More specifically, anti-Asian hate crimes escalated by 717 percent from 2019...

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Premier Horgan calls for hate crime prosecutions in light of anti-Asian racism in Vancouver

February 19, 2021

By Vancouver Sun | Reports of anti-Asian hate crimes to the Vancouver Police Department are up 717 per cent over the past year....

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In Canada, South Asians four times as likely to buy a home

February 19, 2021

By Vancouver Sun | South Asians in Canada are far more inclined to buy a home than others, according to a large-scale consumer research report. The two million people who make up Canada’s South Asian population, which mostly consists of immigrants and is concentrated in Toronto and Vancouver, also have far more high-level educational degrees, according to the recent survey of almost 3,500 South Asian adults. “Home ownership is very...

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