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Shortlist announced; vote today for Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2015

March 20, 2015

By Canadian Immigrant | Canadian Immigrant magazine is pleased to announce our Top 75 finalists for the seventh annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards. The online voting phase of the program is now open. The program serves to recognize and celebrate the inspiring stories of Canadian immigrants who have made a significant contribution to Canada since their arrival. The program receives nominations from across Canada and is proudly supported...

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Canadian immigrants are in better health than citizens – until they stay a while

March 19, 2015

By Science Codex | Research has shown that the health of immigrants is generally better than that of citizens of their host country, at least on their arrival and for some time afterwards. But a team of researchers in Montreal has found that this is not true of all groups of immigrants; children and older people, for example, may be exceptions. “Our analysis suggests that immigrant health policies should not...

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Immigrant investor data withheld

March 13, 2015

By Graeme Wood, Richmond News | Richmond’s planning committee has asked city staff to “provide council with data related to overseas buyers of property in the city,” according to a referral. However, the Richmond News has learned municipal data from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on investor class immigrants — those who paid the federal government to enter Canada — is classified. The News asked doctorate student Craig Jones at...

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Canadians less welcoming of immigrants, visible minorities, survey says

March 13, 2015

By Carol Sanders, Winnipeg Free Press | Canadians are becoming less welcoming of newcomers — especially of visible minorities, a new national survey has found. The EKOS poll, conducted March 4 to 10, shows a country that’s becoming more fearful and less compassionate, say Winnipeggers who help immigrants and refugees. “I’m horrified by these numbers and find them extremely disheartening,” said Dorota Blumczynska, the executive director of the Immigrant and...

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A blank slate, with no culture?

March 13, 2015

By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun | “What Canadian culture?” How many times have you heard that response when the discussion turns to Canada’s national identity? Many people — including homegrown Canadians, immigrants and academics — maintain Canada’s support for multiculturalism means the country has no culture. But I talked in the past week to five thoughtful people who beg to differ. Still, I recently heard the “What Canadian culture?” argument...

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New visa rules will take China-Canada relations to a new level

March 11, 2015

By Luo Zhaohui, Globe and Mail | On Feb. 28, China and Canada reached a reciprocal agreement on issuing long-term and multiple-entry visas, which takes effect today, March 9. With this arrangement, visa offices in China and Canada will issue to citizens – for business travel, tourism or family visits – multiple-entry visas that are valid for up to 10 years, but not exceeding validity of applicant’s passport. Each stay...

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