Aaron Hemens presents a cautionary tale for newsroom managers about the perils of doing journalism in rural Canada for reporters of colour.

BIPOC reporter narrates perils of working alone in rural Canada

Small cities and towns in Canada are welcoming more immigrants than ever before, but doing journalism in these places can be perilous for reporters of colour. Aaron Hemens’ story presents a cautionary tale for newsroom managers.

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‘We are not subordinate to lawyers,’ say immigration consultants

The lawyers have a vested interest in suggesting a relationship in which consultants are subordinate to them, says the Canadian Association of Immigration Consultants (CAPIC).

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There is a lot of talk about diversity in the media, but half of Canadian newsrooms are staffed entirely by white individuals, says a new damning study by the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ).

‘Historic’ report slams Canadian newsrooms for overwhelming whiteness

There is a lot of talk about diversity in the media, but half of Canadian newsrooms are staffed entirely by white individuals, says a new damning study by the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ).

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Immigration system under the lens in precedent-setting racial profiling case

Police collected DNA from 96 farm workers as part of a criminal investigation in 2013. All their physical profiles were very different from the one provided by a witness to the police. Now, 54 of them are accusing the police of racial profiling.

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Photo Gallery: Toronto residents block CN Rail in support of Wet’suwet’en

About 100 demonstrators from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds blockaded a train on the CN railways in Toronto on Nov. 21 in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders in British Columbia.

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A screenshot of the document released by Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Punjab’s plans raise hue and cry from consultants

The Punjab government may be trying to monopolize the international student market by becoming the sole immigration consultancy agency in that Indian state, which would have far reaching consequences for Canada’s immigration consultants.

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Removing UNHCR requirement will help Afghans seeking asylum

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has a huge backlog of applications. Requiring privately-sponsored Afghan refugees to first be approved by the agency is creating unnecessary barriers.

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Ontario’s ‘long-overdue’ recognition of foreign credentials met with skepticism

The government is planning on finally recognizing foreign credentials of internationally-trained immigrants in Ontario. This would mean that newcomers would be able to practise their profession rather than be forced to take up unrelated, precarious employment, as has been the norm. But the move has been long overdue. So, why now?

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Precarious labour is a matter of government policy, will

Immigration advocates are criticizing the government’s “strategic” decision to allow failed refugee claimants to apply for permanent residence, calling the requirements “nitpicky” and “unfair.” NCM’s Fernando Arce continues our series on coverage of the 4th annual Metropolis Canada conference.

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50 years of multiculturalism: Has the dial moved forward?

After a year of increasing racist attacks, the question critics are asking is, “Has the progress of diversity and multiculturalism in Canada been at the expense of immigrants and people of colour?” NCM’s Fernando Arce reports on Wednesday’s welcoming plenary at Metropolis Canada’s @50: Diversity, Inclusion and Eliminating Racism conference.

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