Religious connections help new immigrants with social integration

A new Statistics Canada report shows that religion plays a big role in many new immigrants’ lives, compared to people born in Canada. Pastor David Drysdale says joining a new church helps new Canadians socially integrate.

View More Religious connections help new immigrants with social integration

System to resurrect ‘dead letters’ barely surviving

The art of letter writing may be dying even as Canada Post faces financial challenges. But one of its most archaic services once know as Dead Letter Offices is fighting for its survival. NCM’s Gita Abraham reports.

View More System to resurrect ‘dead letters’ barely surviving

Sick leave: What are we waiting for, advocates ask

The Liberal federal government promised to extend paid sick leave benefits to 10 days within the first 100 days of a new term in office.  Advocates are calling on the government to lead by example and act right away. NCM’s Alec Regino reports.

View More Sick leave: What are we waiting for, advocates ask

Time to expand international student work permit program: experts

As a series of recent global surveys show Canada dominating the international student destination rankings, calls are mounting for the expansion of the country’s Post Graduate Work Permit program.

View More Time to expand international student work permit program: experts

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.

View More How One Trucking Company is Helping Ease the Immigration Experience for New Drivers
Canada , Immigration, B.C.

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.

View More Stakeholders Call on B.C. Government to Reinstate Province’s Immigration Ministry
racist racism Canada BC

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.

View More B.C. Human Rights Commissioner asks Canadians to Self-Check, “Am I Racist?”
immigration Canada RNIP

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.

View More Helping Rural Communities Recover from the Last Recession
sexual assault response services Canada

$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.

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