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Racist clause remains on land title for British Properties home

May 15, 2022

A West Vancouver woman says she was infuriated to find racist language still exists on her home ownership documents, two years after the district vowed to take action to strike out these “discriminating covenants.” “I was very angry. I wanted to get the awareness out that this is still happening,” said Michele Tung. “My goal is to get rid of these covenants, because I don’t want to have to tell...

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New report contains 54 recommendations aimed at addressing racism and promoting inclusive excellence at UBC

May 15, 2022

This May marks two years since George Floyd was murdered. Handcuffed and pinned to the ground by his neck under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, Floyd desperately pleaded for help until the moment he took his very last breath. Floyd’s cruel death ignited a racial reckoning felt around the world. As Black Lives Matter protests burgeoned across North America immediately after, institutions of higher education also came under...

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How to immigrate to Canada as a nurse in 2022

May 15, 2022

The pandemic has exacerbated the need for nurses in Canada. One of the ways to fill job vacancies in the industry is to offer pathways to permanent residency for foreign nurses. Canada was experiencing nursing shortages even before the pandemic. Since COVID-19 swept the world in March 2020, the federal and provincial governments have been adding programs to encourage more nurses to come into the labour force. Ontario, for example, is planning...

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IRCC’s application backlog grows beyond 2.1 million people

May 15, 2022

Canada’s immigration backlog has grown beyond 2.1 million across all lines of business as of April 29, according to the latest Canadian government data obtained via email by CIC News. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s backlog has progressed as follows since last summer: April 30-May 2, 2022: 2,130,385 persons April 11-12, 2022: 2,031,589 persons March 15 and 17, 2022: 1,844,424 persons February 1, 2022: 1,815,628 persons December 15, 2021: 1,813,144 persons...

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New measures to address Canada’s labour shortage

May 10, 2022

By Government of Canada | As Canada continues to recover from the pandemic, employers are actively looking to fill hundreds of thousands of vacant positions in all sectors across the country. Immigration is more important than ever to fuel Canada’s economy, as our strong economic growth is now outpacing our ability to find and keep workers. Canada is a top destination for global talent. We need to use this fact...

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B.C. government provides more support for newcomers

May 3, 2022

By Vancouver Sun | Newcomers arriving in British Columbia now have better access to labour-market services, trauma counselling and co-ordinated community connections through a one-time investment of $15 million to settlement-service organizations across the province. “B.C.’s settlement sector continues to go above and beyond to support refugees and newcomers as they transition to life in Canada,” said Nathan Cullen, Minister of Municipal Affairs. “To support their incredible work and to ensure those...

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