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July 3, 2024

International Credentials Recognition Act streamlines career opportunities

More internationally trained professionals will be able to use their skills for a career in B.C. as the International Credentials Recognition Act comes into effect on Monday, July 1, 2024. The act will remove barriers in 29 professions and make it […] read more

July 12, 2024

Recent immigrants suffer in Canada’s weakening job market

Newer immigrants are struggling as the Canadian labour market goes through a rough patch. The unemployment rate for recent immigrants – those who became permanent residents within the last five years –… read more

July 04, 2024

Canadian Dream? High housing costs has two-in-five recent immigrants saying they may leave their province (or Canada)

New data from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds recent trends that have seen Canadians concentrating in Alberta, moving south, or beyond Canada and the… read more

July 03, 2024

International Credentials Recognition Act streamlines career opportunities

More internationally trained professionals will be able to use their skills for a career in B.C. as the International Credentials Recognition Act comes into effect… read more

July 03, 2024

Fines issued for abusing Canada’s foreign labour program rise 36%

Twelve employers were temporarily banned from using the program Employers using cheap foreign labour to fill work shortages in Canada are paying more… read more

July 01, 2024

Rainbow refugees increasingly look to Canada for safety

Steven Kabuye didn’t know what it was like to be gay and safe before he came to Canada. He fled from Uganda, … read more

June 29, 2024

The immigrant dilemma: Exploring the pros and cons of Canada’s mentoring programs

Luck. It’s what immigrants must often rely on to succeed professionally in Canada. Stacked CVs and years of experience don’t necessarily propel capable newcomers to… read more

June 29, 2024

Immigrants in same-sex couples are on the rise and settling in smaller communities

The number of working-age immigrants in same-sex couples has increased significantly over the last 20 years and many of them are now settling outside of… read more

June 29, 2024

What is going on with immigration in Canada? Here’s what the data shows

Canada has welcomed more than 3.9 million new citizens since 2005, with nearly one third coming from India, the Philippines or China. Those countries have… read more

June 29, 2024

Newcomers face hefty car insurance bill in Canada

Immigrants can face many hurdles when they arrive in Canada and the high cost of car insurance is one, with some paying $300 per month. … read more

June 29, 2024

The Connecting Families Initiative (CFI) is a Government of Canada program that provides more affordable Internet services to eligible Canadians.

This initiative is overseen by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) while Internet Service Providers (ISP) across Canada cover the costs of the discounted… read more

June 29, 2024

When Asylum Seekers Have Nowhere To Go

Thousands of refugees live in shelters, hotels and on the streets of Canada’s largest cities. How the country is struggling to cope with a massive… read more