Plastic waste is piling up in landfills and polluting waterways, but the movement to cut down on plastic is being knocked off course by COVID-19, as retailers turn increasingly to single-use solutions to contain the virus.View More COVID-19’s Environmental Footprint: Cleaner Air Far Offset by Increased Use of Plastics
Skilled immigrants are more likely than Canadian-born citizens to be their own boss, according to the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council. By the late 2000s, 19 per cent of Canada’s immigrants were self-employed. The report from…View More Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Past and Present
Canada’s immigration system recruits the overwhelming majority of its immigrants to the country through economic pathways. Still, many highly educated and skilled economic immigrants struggle to find decent jobs and many end up working in…View More Research Watch #10: Entrepreneurship for Survival
In July 2015, three sisters – Ilhan, Hodan and Ayan Ibrahim – launched Qurtuba Publishing House, an Islamic publishing company based out of Ottawa. The company is committed to reclaiming the stories and perspectives of…View More Qurtuba Publishing House Reclaims Muslim Stories
Growing up in a small village in Iran near the Caspian Sea, Maria Rasouli felt the rush of freedom as she explored her surroundings riding her bicycle. Despite being able to provide her with great…View More Iranian Canadian Thrives Giving Ottawa Bike Tours
“What is your motivation in life?” My talkative, confident frame, turned silent. The interview is going good so far – similar to many other interviews I had in the last 15 days for positions like cashier,…View More Defeat? No Way, I Still Have Two Feet!
Though its diaspora community in British Columbia might not be the biggest or most visible, Mexico is Canada’s third largest trade partner and the ninth largest contributor of international students. In fact, it sends the…View More Promising Prospects for B.C. Students from Mexico
Forty-two-year-old Hoda Yasir is considered one of the most trusted and punctual house-cleaning ladies in the west part of Mississauga. Still, the Syrian-born refugee doesn’t get much work because she has no personal transportation to…View More Successful Integration for Syrian Refugees