News October, 2015

B.C. prepares for refugee influx

By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun | If Justin Trudeau makes good on his commitment to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the end of the year, it will mean an almost threefold increase in the annual number of refugees to B.C. in the space of a couple of months.

Immigrants tend to be healthier than those born in Canada: StatsCan

By CTV News | Immigrants tend to be healthier than those born in Canada, but the “healthy immigrant” effect weakens over generations, a new study by Statistics Canada suggests. According to the study, first-generation immigrants born outside of Canada, have lower hospitalization rates than successive generations born in the country.

Immigrant workers receive help getting qualified for jobs

By CTV News | A Fredericton woman originally from the Philippines knows what it’s like for new immigrants to get professional credentials recognized in the province. It’s from personal experience. Esthela Pyett came to Canada in 1999, and didn’t think it would mean an end to her engineering career. But that’s what happened.

Festival MOSAIC 2015

Date: November 2, 2015Venue: Exhibition Hall, Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver Learn more