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How Canada can improve immigrant outcomes and fill labour gaps in essential services: study

November 26, 2021

A recent Conference Board of Canada study offers suggestions to improve the nature of essential work in Canada. Canada’s immigration system is designed to fill labour shortages, and yet the current system is not keeping up with the demand for essential workers. One of the reasons is that Canada has a number of immigration pathways for workers in “skilled occupations,” which do not always include jobs that are in-demand. Also, the process...

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Vancouver’s hybrid food culture brings a global ‘taste of home’ to residents

November 26, 2021

By Vancouver Sun | As migration to Vancouver has increased with the rising tide of globalization, so has the diversity of foods available here. A new study finds both long-standing and naturalized citizens have been indulging in new cuisines, creating what researchers say are “hybrid food cultures.” The phenomenon is the focus of a study published in the journal Appetite . It examined the diets of the two largest population groups in...

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The question of identity with South Asian-Canadian Alex Sangha

November 24, 2021

By Calgary Herald Migrant and refugee workers in Alberta’s meat-packing plants face dangerous working conditions and precarious employment, according to new research from York University. The research, conducted by Bronwyn Bragg and Jennifer Hyndman, alongside Calgary advocacy group ActionDignity, involved interviews and surveys with immigrant workers in the facilities. Those workers reported unsafe working conditions in meat-packing facilities, an issue exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Forty-two per cent of survey...

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The question of identity with South Asian-Canadian Alex Sangha

November 24, 2021

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine Episode 4 of the Canadian Immigrant podcast First Generation features LGBTQ+ activist, documentary film maker and social worker of South Asian heritage Alex Sangha In this episode, we unpack Alex’s journey from changing his Punjabi birth name to fit into Canada to facing the challenges in finding his identity as a gay South Asian man to setting up Sher Vancouver to help others like himself. Alex shares his...

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Meet our 2021 Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award Winners!

November 21, 2021

The Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2021 were chosen after an extensive nomination, judging, shortlisting and public online voting process. Hundreds of nominations were received, from which 75 finalists were shortlisted by a diverse judging panel of past winners. Nearly 70,000 online votes were cast at canadianimmigrant.ca. The 25 winners were chosen based on a combination of votes and judges’ merit scores. The Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award winners will receive a...

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Toronto health centre’s ‘cultural humility’ focus led cancer screenings to surpass provincial averages

November 21, 2021

By Globe and Mail An east Toronto community health centre that primarily serves Black patients went from having abysmal screening rates for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers to ones that surpassed provincial averages in just a few years. The secret to this turnaround? An approach that advocates for health-care providers’ “cultural humility,” which can include anything from using Black models in informational posters to avoiding the word “cancer” when trying...

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