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Canada must reorient its immigration system for the 21st-century economy

December 30, 2020

By Globe and Mail | A mass exodus has commenced in Silicon Valley. Last month alone, Oracle Corporation, Tesla Inc., Charles Schwab Corporation, SpaceX and Hewlett-Packard Company announced relocation plans. Amid the pandemic, companies and their employees realized that remote work offered an opportunity to improve their competitiveness and quality of life elsewhere. But they are not coming to Canada. Instead, they are moving to jurisdictions that actively recruited their...

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To cut through COVID-19 disinformation, Ottawa urged to make sure vaccination info also reaches newcomers

December 25, 2020

By the Star | The misinformation tends to go like this: “A vaccine will change your DNA.” Or … “COVID-19 vaccination is a scheme Bill Gates cooked up to insert microchips into our body.”...

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Five surprising things we’ve learned about migration during the pandemic

December 25, 2020

By Vancouver Sun | Things that do not fit well together: A novel coronavirus and the free trans-national movement of humans....

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Syrian family embraces surprise Christmas tree as symbol of their new home

December 24, 2020

By Saanich News | Sixteen-year-old Reem Al Ibrahim sounded practically giddy when asked about the snow that fell in Sidney on Monday. “I love the snow,” she said. “I hope we still have more snow to build a snowman.”...

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Seeking a better life, Syrian refugees find success living in Saskatoon

December 23, 2020

By Global News | It’s been five years since Syrian refugees first arrived in Canada. Over 1,000 Syrian refugees have moved to Saskatoon since then....

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Black, minority women in Canada left behind in COVID-19 job recovery

December 18, 2020

By Reuters | Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, women of color in Canada still face far higher unemployment than white women, official data shows, in part because they tend to work jobs in hard-hit sectors and often care for children or relatives....

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