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Permis d’études : les critères ciblent certains étudiants étrangers plus que d’autres

Si les refus aux frontières d’étudiants étrangers sont rares, ils sont nombreux à voir leur demande de permis d’études rejetée. Au fil des années, il semble que les demandes provenant de certains pays soient plus susceptibles d’être refusées.

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Nicaraguan Refugees Fear Falling Through the Cracks in Canada

Nicaraguan exiles are struggling to find their footing in Canada as the country faces an unprecedented COVID-19 health emergency. The latest wave of young refugees is constantly confronted by social barriers to employment, housing and health care. These challenges perpetuate their sense of being outsiders as they attempt to settle in a new country.

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Many protests took place before the Derek Chauvin trial. Picture here is a protestor holding an upside down sign that reads "I can't breathe."

Don’t Hold Your Breath: Thoughts on the Derek Chauvin Trial

The fact that Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, was found guilty of murdering George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, should be considered a victory, but there lies a long, difficult road ahead, writes Marcus Medford.

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Screenshot of the Oxfam webinar, The Solutions to Ending Vaccine Inequality.

Vaccine Inequality Costs Lives in Global South and Hurts Us All

What is needed to tackle vaccine inequality is a model of world co-operation where the battle with the pandemic is not fought “on the bodies of Black and brown children and women … in nations of the Global South,” panellists at a recent Oxfam webinar said.

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Agencies Ask Newcomers to Settle for Less

Many immigrants who come to Canada in the skilled workers class, find it difficult to get employment that matches their education and skill level. Seeking help from Canadian settlement agencies, many find that the agencies instead encourage them to settle for jobs they are overqualified for because of a lack of ‘Canadian experience.’

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