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Make the most of the April 2021 Canadian Immigrant Virtual Fairs

April 10, 2021

By CISION | Looking for information and inspiration in the areas of work, education, immigration and settlement during this pandemic? Following the high level of interest and engagement in our 2020 Virtual Fairs, Canadian Immigrant, the largest National multi-media platform for newcomers and immigrants, is back with two free, live virtual full day events on April 15 and 29, 2021, finding innovative ways to provide newcomers and immigrants with opportunities to learn,...

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Connect with the newcomer tech entrepreneur community and find support

April 10, 2021

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | Canada’s economy is fueled by immigration. We rely heavily on newcomers for talent, new businesses, and disposable income or investment. The Canadian tech ecosystem, in particular, benefits greatly from newcomers and immigration. This is not surprising when you consider that newcomers bring new talent and diverse skill sets. Research indicates that immigrants are more likely to start businesses and create jobs than their Canadian-born counterparts. Starting a...

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After immigrant from France fails French test, Quebec says it may tweak rules for tradespeople

April 10, 2021

By CTV News | After a French man—from France—failed Quebec’s official French test, the province says it’s working on adjusting its testing for tradespeople. Yohan Flaman, 39, said he was flabbergasted when he failed, in his first attempt at the immigration test, to prove proficiency in his own mother tongue. “Voila, I flunked, I flunked my test. It happens to everyone, to flunk a test,” he told CTV News. “But...

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Essential jobs, multigenerational homes: Filipino Canadians are bearing a heavy brunt of COVID-19

April 10, 2021

By Globe and Mail | As Greg Carlos lay in isolation in the basement bedroom of his Steinbach, Man., home, recovering from the muscle soreness, dizziness and digestive issues that had racked his body since he’d contracted COVID-19, he heard the sound he’d been dreading coming from the floor above: A loud, persistent cough. “It sounded like their lungs just wanted to give up,” he recalls. Though Mr. Carlos, a...

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Anti-racism network launches new website

April 2, 2021

By E-Know | The Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network Is launching a new website that will provide extensive resources to help people who find themselves impacted by racism. The Network, consisting of 36 members operating in more than 50 communities throughout B.C., including in Cranbrook and Canal Flats, sees a future free from racism and hate and is bringing communities together to do the hard work to make this vision a reality....

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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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