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Immigration & Diversity news headlines – August 25, 2014

IMMIGRATION AND DIVERSITY Swede visits Toronto for Canadian ideas in integration (Ranjit Bhaskar, Maytree) He was a like child in a candy shop. For Maroun Aoun, CEO of IFS or the Swedish Association of Ethnic Entrepreneurs, Canada’s largest city presented a sensory overload of things to take back home.“Toronto is a beautiful picture of diversity….Continue Reading…

Immigration & Diversity news headlines – August 19, 2014

IMMIGRATION AND DIVERSITY Video: Guelph Citizen – Should Permanent Residents Get The Municipal Vote w Desmond Cole (Guelph Citizen) http://vimeo.com/103396678 Ottawa pushes for more women on corporate boards (Theophilos Argitis, www.vancouversun.com) Kellie Leitch, Canada’s minister for women’s issues, said she’s contacting the country’s largest companies in a campaign to increase the number of woman on…Continue Reading…

Immigration & Diversity news headlines – August 18, 2014

IMMIGRATION AND DIVERSITY Immigration to Ontario has declined 33% due to Federal government rule changes (Mowat Centre) 59 per cent of immigrants to Canada settled in Ontario as recently as 2001. Today it’s closer to 40 per cent. http://mowatcentre.ca/immigration-to-ontario-declined-due-to-federal-government-rule-changes/ Ottawa urged to remove citizenship by birth on Canadian soil (Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star) Officials recommend…Continue Reading…

Immigration & Diversity news headlines – August 11, 2014

IMMIGRATION AND DIVERSITY Humanitarian, compassionate decisions in immigration cases no longer shielded from review (Carol Sanders, www.winnipegfreepress.com) Visa officers’ humanitarian and compassionate decisions are no longer shielded from review, thanks to a Federal Court of Appeal decision on a Winnipeg case. http://getpocket.com/redirect?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.winnipegfreepress.com%2Fbreakingnews%2Fimmigration-ruling-on-reviews-hailed-270572671.html%3Fdevice%3Dmobile It’s time for Asian parents to change their view of trades jobs (Chuck…Continue Reading…

Immigration & Diversity news headlines – August 5, 2014

IMMIGRATION AND DIVERSITY Strengthening Citizenship, Speeding Up Processing (news.gc.ca) Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today announced that recent changes to the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act are already paying big dividends: citizenship backlogs are at their lowest level in more than two years, and applications are now being processed more efficiently than ever. http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=872699&_ga=1.97266074.402803896.1403094853…Continue Reading…

Immigration & Diversity news headlines – July 31, 2014

IMMIGRATION AND DIVERSITY Lessons for and from Toronto (Ratna Omidvar, Maytree Opinion, July 2014) For all the self-criticism that we Torontonians like to inflict on ourselves, we secretly know that our city is admired all over the world as a place that works well with its diversity. But lest we feel too smug, let’s remember…Continue Reading…

Immigration & Diversity news headlines – July 30, 2014

IMMIGRATION AND DIVERSITY City Lights – Innovation, diversity, culture: how they define our city, from three ubran luminaries who would know. (Visit Toronto, Toronto 2014) Diversity – Ratna Omidvar President of Maytree. Maytree promotes diversity in the public and private sectors and helps new immigrants make the transition to Toronto life: no small tasks for…Continue Reading…

Immigration & Diversity news headlines – July 25, 2014

IMMIGRATION AND DIVERSITY Judge’s ruling may help two Salvadorans stay in Canada (Oakland Ross, www.thestar.com) Federal Court ruling is potential good news for two men who face deportation from Canada as ‘terrorists’ because they once supported FMLN. http://getpocket.com/redirect?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thestar.com%2Fnews%2Fworld%2F2014%2F07%2F23%2Fjudges_ruling_may_help_two_salvadorans_stay_in_canada.html Ottawa spurns UN criticism of years-long detention of migrants (Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star) Border agency says our…Continue Reading…

Immigration & Diversity news headlines – July 23, 2014

IMMIGRATION AND DIVERSITY Immigrants attracted to new community garden (www.cbc.ca) Charlottetown’s new legacy garden is attracting a lot of new immigrants, who are getting the opportunity to mix with established Islanders working the plot next door. http://getpocket.com/redirect?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cbc.ca%2Fnews%2Fcanada%2Fprince-edward-island%2Fimmigrants-attracted-to-new-community-garden-1.2714075 Georgian College providing language (www.thebarrieexaminer.com) Help is here for new Canadian residents who need language and communication skills…Continue Reading…