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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Stakeholders Call on B.C. Government to Reinstate Province’s Immigration Ministry

Two immigration advocacy groups in British Columbia are calling on the provincial government to create an immigration ministry to ensure better planning and successful integration of newcomers in the face of increased immigration quotas for the coming years.

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B.C. Human Rights Commissioner asks Canadians to Self-Check, “Am I Racist?”

Visible minorities make up 48.9 per cent of British Columbia’s population. The province has experienced a surge in racist incidents before and during the pandemic, prompting a campaign asking residents to reflect on themselves.

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Helping Rural Communities Recover from the Last Recession

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada acknowledges gaps in employment during COVID-19, allowing newcomers an easier way to resettle in rural communities by relaxing the rules around work experience.

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$10 Million to Help Survivors of COVID-19 “Shadow Pandemic”

As a “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence is amplified by the COVID-19 health crisis, the B.C. government announces $10 million to improve the delivery of emergency sexual assault response services.

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B.C. Filipino Community Outraged After Veteran MLA Shut Out of Cabinet, Again

Four-time MLA Mable Elmore, the only Filipino-Canadian member of the B.C. legislative assembly, given a parliamentary secretary position instead.

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“Force will Reflect Community,” says new Surrey Police Chief

From more bike patrols to walking the beat and welcome soirees for immigrants, Norm Lipinski, the new top cop in Surrey plans changes in a city that has been transformed by immigration.

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Clues on How COVID-19 Impacts You, Maybe in Your Genes

Responding to an NCM reporter’s question, the B. C. government has said it does want to study the underlying genetic factors that may be causing some Canadians to be more vulnerable to the pandemic than others. But, a detailed study will have to wait until the current wave of infections is behind us.

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