Small businesses hail government’s $85-million pledge to clear visa backlogs

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) says Ottawa needs to improve and streamline the temporary foreign worker immigration processes to bring more workers into Canada faster.

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The government is asking refugees to head towards Saskatchewan and Manitoba as room runs out in major cities and centres go understaffed.

Afghanistan refugees influx stresses support, resource capacity

While communities across Canada are stepping up to help the ongoing influx of Afghan refugees escaping Taliban rule, the government is asking refugees to head towards Saskatchewan and Manitoba as room runs out in major cities and settlement agencies face understaffing.

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Lived experience of settlement service workers is crucial to understanding young newcomers.

Pandemic limits Saskatchewan students’ access to settlement services

The lived experience of racialized settlement workers who’ve dealt with discrimination is a key aspect of the help they provide young newcomers, many of whom experienced more discrimination during the pandemic.

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More than 60 per cent of Canadians think Asian immigration will positively impact the country states a new poll.

What Canadians think about Asian immigration, culture and technology

More than 60 per cent of Canadians think Asian immigration will positively impact the country, states a new poll, even as India, China, Philippines, Pakistan and South Korea consistently top the list of source countries for newcomers.

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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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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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‘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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