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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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Hidden Hate: Exposing the roots of anti-Asian racism in Canada

May 5, 2021

By Globe News| Anti-Asian racism has surged across North America since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but Metro Vancouver has been particularly hard hit. Statistics from the Vancouver Police Department show a 717-per-cent rise in hate crimes against East Asians from 2019 to 2020. A federally-funded study conducted by several groups under the umbrella of the Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice found that B.C. has the most reported incidents per capita of any sub-national...

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Statement by Minister Chagger on Asian Heritage Month

May 5, 2021

May 1st marks the beginning of Asian Heritage Month. This year’s theme, Recognition, Resilience, and Resolve, embodies pan-Asian diversity and the invaluable achievements of communities of Asian descent in all parts of Canadian society. It also acknowledges their resilience and perseverance in continuing to overcome adversity throughout Canada’s history. During Asian Heritage Month, we honour the significant contributions that Canadians of Asian descent have made, and continue to make, in...

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Active witnessing: Delta folks learn to stand up to racism

April 29, 2021

By Anti-RCISM | Huddled over the screen were Megan Simpson and her 9-year-old son. Together, they go over cue cards to choose the best response to a hate incident. It’s their first training on taking action against discrimination, and from time to time, her son would turn to her for questions like, “Mom, why do these things keep happening?” Megan’s family lives in Delta, one of the largest cities in...

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