‘We Can’t Take Immigrants for Granted’: Minister

The federal government is foreshadowing a major overhaul of the immigration intake system so that it does not pit low-skilled workers against highly qualified applicants, reports Local Journalism Initiative reporter, Fernando Arce.

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Author Farzana Doctor On Trauma, Belonging and Female Genital Mutilation

Farzana Doctor, author of “Seven,” makes sure that the characters in her stories are psychologically informed. “There is so much misinformation out there about how people experience and remember trauma. I want to dispel that,” she tells NCM’s Baisakhi Roy.

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Advocates Call Ottawa’s PR Program “A Smokescreen”

Ottawa is granting 90,000 applicants a pathway to permanent residency to reach its immigration target this year. But the program does nothing for the migrant workers feeding the country, says one migrant justice organization

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Meeting Immigration Targets During a Pandemic Will Be a Challenge, Say Experts

Canada has announced an ambitious immigration target as a major part of its post-COVID-19 recovery. NCM reporter Zahra Mahdi looks into what this will look like and what experts say about the feasibility of this new plan

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How the NOC Puts International Graduates in Vulnerable Positions

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) system categorizes jobs based on skill level and occupation. But requiring specific NOC jobs for work permits and permanent residency is making it difficult for new graduates and their partners to stay.

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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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It’s Never Too Early to Stand Up Against Racism

In honour of the theme of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, NCM reporter Daniela Cohen talks to two anti-racism activists about how their struggles growing up inspired them to raise more awareness and how this has helped them in their own healing. This is the second piece in a two-part series on youth leaders from diverse communities who are taking a stand against racism.

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