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Advantages for Immigrant Entrepreneurs From Canada’s Strong Start-Up Ecosystem

July 8, 2021

By Canada Immigrant News | Canada is a great country for entrepreneurs looking for a place to set up a new business thanks to strong start-up ecosystem hubs in major Canadian cities, the latest Global Start-up Ecosystem Index Report reveals. “Canada has massive potential,” states the report published by the start-up ecosystem think tank StartupBlink. “Considering the active approach by an efficient public sector to develop start-up ecosystems, and a...

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Federal minimum wage increase set for end of year

July 8, 2021

By HR Reporter | A $15 per hour federal minimum wage for Canada has officially been approved in Ottawa. The change will affect workers in the federally regulated private sector starting Dec. 29, 2021. “Every worker deserves dignity and honest pay for a hard day’s work. Our government has moved forward with a $15-per-hour federal minimum wage because we know that it is a powerful tool when it comes to...

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Ontario funds training for immigrants impacted by COVID-19

July 8, 2021

By HR Reporter | Ontario is helping immigrants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. New immigrants were among the hardest hit by COVID, with an employment loss of 12 per cent among recent immigrants compared to only four per cent for the Canadian-born population, according to the government. The government is investing $7.7 million through 19 programs to help them start new careers. “The skills that newcomers bring to Ontario play...

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Crisis in long-term care facilities: Female immigrant health-care aides often overlooked, report

July 1, 2021

By CTV News | More than two dozen female immigrant workers have come forward to express their concerns with working conditions in Alberta’s long-term care (LTC) facilities. A report on this subject conducted by Naomi Lightman — an assistant professor in the University of Calgary’s Department of Sociology — in conjunction with Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association and the Parkland Institute, identified difficulties faced by female immigrant health-care aides while working...

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An immigrant reckoning: What Canada Day is and what it isn’t

July 1, 2021

By CBC News | This First Person piece is by Bhoomika Dongol, who lives in Regina and has worked in the non-profit sector for more than nine years.  For more information about CBC’s First Person stories, please see the FAQ. Like many other newcomers, I was part of a mass-hysterical celebration for Canada’s birthday on July 1, 2018. I must confess I basked in the glory of arrival to a land called Canada as...

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Canada well worth celebrating despite tensions over racism, alienation

July 1, 2021

By Vancouver Sun | It’s been a rough year and a half in Canada, with emotions running high and negative. And not only because COVID fears and restrictions have hiked the proportion of Canadians who say they’re depressed, anxious and feeling increasingly suspicious toward each other. On top of the pandemic, Canadian news media have been dominated by hard stories about the unmarked grave sites of Indigenous residential-school students dating...

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