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New immigration to Canada falls again in May 2021

July 16, 2021

By CIC News | Canada welcomed 17,100 new permanent residents in May 2021. New Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data released this morning shows that Canada’s new immigrant landings slowed for a fourth straight month following a strong start to the year. After welcoming 24,680 new immigrants in January, Canada welcomed 23,395 in February, 22,425 in March, and 21,155 in April. All told, Canada has welcomed just over 108,000 immigrants through the...

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Can racism cause schizophrenia?

July 16, 2021

By Globe and Mail | One of the first patients Kwame McKenzie treated as a psychiatrist in London, England, was a young Black man diagnosed with schizophrenia. Dr. McKenzie, then years away from becoming the director of health equity at Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), remembers the father, an African-Caribbean immigrant, trying not to cry while asking questions. Had they done something wrong to make their child...

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Certified translation for immigration to Canada: What you need to know

July 16, 2021

By CIC News | When applying for immigration or permanent residence, you may be asked to provide certified translations of your official documents into English or French – Canada’s two official languages. If you apply to immigrate to Canada, you will be asked to submit supporting documents with your application – for example, your birth certificate, marriage certificate, criminal record, or education credentials. This applies to applications for permanent residence through Express Entry, as...

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Immigrants and international students grew Canada’s population in Q1 2021

July 16, 2021

By CIC News | In the first quarter of 2021, Canada’s population grew at the fastest rate since the pandemic began. The population rebounded thanks to the recovery of pre-pandemic immigration levels, and the return of international students, according to a recent RBC report. Immigration raised Canada’s population by 82,000 in the first quarter. The federal government’s push to encourage temporary residents in Canada to apply for permanent residence resulted in high numbers of...

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Asa Singh Johal was a Sikh pioneer, titan of industry and philanthropist who helped establish South Asians in B.C.

July 8, 2021

By Vancouver Sun | When heavy-hitters such as Mac-Blo, Slocan and Doman dominated B.C.’s lumber industry, Asa Singh Johal stood shoulder-to-shoulder with them as the owner of an independent lumber company. “He was up against giants and he succeeded,” Balwant Sanghera, who knew Johal for 35 years, said. “He was very hard-working, but he was also very humble, he never bragged about anything, he was always very respectful.” Johal, born...

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A front-line airport worker shares valuable advice for travellers landing in Canada

July 8, 2021

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | Amid the global pandemic, every day thousands of travellers from around the world continue to arrive at Toronto Pearson International Airport. It is still very busy when more than a dozen flights land one after the other. Now new arrivals don’t only wait in a long line at Canada Customs. They may also have to wait in a long line for hotel booking, COVID-19 testing...

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