What History Can Tell Us About Working as an Immigrant Nurse in Canada

Internationally-educated nurses go through several hoops to practice as registered nurses in Canada. This wasn’t the case in the early 1960s, specifically for nurses recruited from the Philippines.

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Sounding the Alarm Over Canada’s Language Gaps in Pandemic Information

Public health and safety guidelines change on a daily basis as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across Canada. Information is conveyed in English, French and sign language, but there’s concern that important and even life-saving information is not being translated for newcomers who don’t comprehensively understand either of Canada’s official languages.

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Closing the Immigrant Wage Gap: Is Speaking English Important?

Statistics Canada has released new data from the 2016 census that shows more than any other G8 country, Canada is a nation of immigrants. One in five Canadians (21.9 per cent to be exact) were…

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Quebec Multiculturalism Improves Post-Referendum

Twenty years after voting in Quebec’s referendum on sovereignty, immigrants in the province say cultural relations are improving, but more progress is still needed. In October 1995, 2,362,648 Quebecers voted against the provincial government’s move…

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