Image courtesy of BioTalent Canada, which is predicting an acute worker shortage in the nation’s bio-economy sector.

New immigrants, international students needed to fuel Canada’s bio-economy

The demand for talent in Canada’s bio-economy is so great that employers are willing to even hire from outside Canada, at a higher cost, if it means tapping into the talent pool of international trained professionals and international students.

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Tired of being exploited, international students shame “wage thieves”

After asking and negotiating failed, a grassroots group of international students in Cambridge, Ontario is turning to shaming tactics to push unscrupulous employers into paying owed wages. While some in the community question the tactics, the group is undeterred. NCM’s Pradip Rodrigues reports.

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MULTICULTURALISM @50: Racism plagues Canada’s institutions, with dire consequences

While many people from around the world continue flocking to Canada for the opportunities it offers, many realize that the reality is somewhat different on the ground and that opportunity is not afforded to everyone equally. The consequences, as the NCM News Desk reports, are dire.

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Governments ignore ethnic media at their own peril

Immigration has fuelled what is perhaps the most thriving ethnic media scene anywhere in the world. Experts at the 4th Metropolis conference on multiculturalism stressed that supporting ethnic media is a public good, including for citizens, governments and democracy itself, Tazeen Inam reports.

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Asian-Canadian Frontline Workers Face Rampant Discrimination: Report

A Chinese Canadian group has just released a new report outlining the ways Asian frontline workers are discriminated against and the increased health risks they face as a result. It is allying with other diaspora groups to ensure that anti-Asian racism is front and centre in the current election campaign.

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