How One Trucking Company is Helping Ease the Immigration Experience for New Drivers

Immigrating to a new country can be very stressful. Here’s how one transportation company, Sutco, is helping its workers with their immigrant experience.

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Canada Bets on Immigration to Meet “Unique Juncture” in History

Canada remains deeply committed to refugee resettlement efforts and banks its post-pandemic recovery on increased immigration, as set out in the 2021-2023 immigration plan, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said during his presentation at the Metropolis Canada Conference.

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Spotlight on Brampton: Health-Care System Neglected for Too Long

In this fourth and last part of his “Spotlight on Brampton series,” LJI reporter Mansoor Tanweer examines how the city’s insufficient health-care infrastructure and the car-centric urban design are making Brampton’s immigrant population even more vulnerable.

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Spotlight on Brampton: Transit System at Tipping Point

Brampton has been rising to the challenge of providing strong transit service to its exploding population, but demand may soon exceed supply. In part 3 of his “Spotlight on Brampton” series, LJI reporter Mansoor Tanweer examines public transport as immigration policy.

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Spotlight on Brampton: A Case Study of Invisible Immigration Policies

Brampton is one of the most diverse cities in Canada. In this introductory article to his four-part series “Spotlight on Brampton,” LJI reporter Mansoor Tanweer shows how, in a city where over half of the population is foreign-born, housing, transport and health-care policies become de facto immigration policy.

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Student immigrant finds difficulty searching for a job without Canadian experience

“Canadian Experience”: An unspoken preference

Every year, Canada sets an annual immigration target in the hundreds of thousands to fill labour shortages and to boost the economy (this year, they plan to welcome 401,000 new permanent residents). Yet internationally accomplished individuals often discover that their overseas experiences and qualifications count for less after arriving in Canada. Here, we explore the unspoken preference for Canadian experience, through the lens of a professional in the tech industry. This is part of a larger series profiling newcomers across Canada whose lives have been touched by Canada’s immigration policies.

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A person holding a red maple leaf, a symbol of Canada and immigration aspirations through IRCC.

Express Entry Applicant in Limbo Disappointed by IRCC Response to Concerns

Desperate to see some progress in his immigration process, Eddie Song demanded to know why his Express Entry application was at a standstill for over a year. NCM approached the IRCC with his concerns, but the government’s response was less than reassuring.

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