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Anti-Asian racism challenges employers

April 2, 2021

By HR Reporter | Incidents of anti-Asian racism have been dominating the news the past couple of weeks, if not months. However, the issue is rooted further in the past, and the wounds that these people suffer cut deep through the skin, says one expert. In an interview with Canadian HR Reporter, Gina Wong, professor and program director in the Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology at Athabasca University in Alberta, talks...

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Many workers willing to reskill to shift careers

April 2, 2021

By HR Reporter | Nearly six in 10 (57 per cent) of Canadian workers are willing to reskill to get into a new career. More women (60 per cent) say that they’d reskill given the opportunity compared to men (54 per cent), and those working part-time are more likely to reskill (62 per cent) compared to those working full-time (56 per cent), according to a Lighthouse Labs survey. Also, 83...

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Survey: 1 in 2 minority Canadians have experienced online racism

March 27, 2021

By Vancouver Sun | Noor Fadel says most people assume that the night she was attacked by a racist man on a SkyTrain in Vancouver in 2017 was the worst night of her life. In fact, the nights that followed were even more harrowing, as her social-media post about the assault went viral and she received a torrent of hateful and threatening messages. “People think that hiding behind a screen...

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Poems and drawings look at marginalization of Asians in North America

March 27, 2021

By Vancouver Sun | Curator Godfre Leung was setting up an exhibit at a small East Vancouver bookshop-gallery when it “touched the present unexpectedly in the last week.” He was preparing poems and drawings by Asian women in North America about how they’re excluded from parts of society, feelings magnified by the shooting of six Asian women in Atlanta. “There’s always a reluctance in both the U.S. and Canada to acknowledge racism...

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Immigrate to Canada as a French speaker

March 27, 2021

By CIC News | For several years, the Government of Canada has been stepping up its efforts to attract Francophone immigrants to communities outside Quebec.   These efforts are driven by declines in francophone populations across the country and the importance of ensuring their survival and reversing a trend that is threatening the very fabric of Canada’s linguistic duality—consisting of both English and French speakers. Typically, French-speaking foreign nationals will consider Quebec...

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How I got my first job in Canada during the pandemic

March 27, 2021

By CIC News | I have finally found my dream job in Canada, but my journey was far from normal. Immigrating to a new country is a big step in one’s life. But if done rightly, it can lead to a lifetime of happiness, a better life and a chance to live your dreams. After working for more than seven years in India, I decided to immigrate to Canada to...

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