New Federal Initiative Matches Immigrants to Jobs

The good news announcement was a long time coming. As someone who’s been involved in immigration initiatives in North Bay and throughout northeastern Ontario since the early 1990s and has consistently advocated for increased immigration…

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Canada Not Equipped to Accept 1,000 Refugees a Day

Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party’s promise to bring 25,000 refugees to Canada by year-end was commended by refugee advocates during the election period, but many experts have stepped forward since Oct. 19 to say…

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How to Get Mainstream Media to Cover Immigrant Issues

Getting the mainstream media to cover more immigrant issues is something many settlement and advocacy agencies grapple with. The first of a series of workshops presented by New Canadian Media, a two-hour interactive session entitled…

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B.C. and Manitoba Settlement Agencies Suffer Under New Control

[Part 3 of 3 of an in-depth investigative series] The settlement service sector across the country is undergoing major changes and facing several challenges as a result. Unlike Ontario and the Atlantic region, both B.C.…

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While Newfoundland Struggles to Attract and Retain Newcomers, PEI Shines

The face of Canada’s immigration system has been changing drastically. With the federal government scaling back on settlement service funding in parts of central Canada, the situation is even bleaker in the Atlantic region, where…

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