News January, 2016

Chinatown parade continues to grow in popularity

By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun | Vancouver’s Chinatown will once again play host to the annual Spring Festival Parade to celebrate the Lunar New Year, but organizers say the event’s popularity means that some hopeful participants have been turned away.

Canada immigration: New deadline, guidelines for Quebec

By Majorie van Leijen, Emirates 24|7 | The Canadian province of Quebec is gearing up for the next intake cycle of its Skilled Worker programme, where 2,800 applications will be accepted. However, just before the applications may be submitted the rules of the games changed, leaving many potential candidates confused about the rights steps to … Continued

Making refugees pay for flights cruel and illogical

By Catherine Porter, Toronto Star | Imagine you are travelling across a lake in a tin boat, and you see a body bobbing in the water. You motor over, haul the person into your boat, blow air into her blue lips and pound her chest until she is breathing again. After delivering her to safety, … Continued

Sunny ways and goodwill not enough

By Daphne Bramham, Vancouver Sun | More than 5,000 refugees and immigrants in Metro Vancouver are on waiting lists for basic English classes and are isolated by their inability to easily manage many of the simplest tasks of daily life.

Millionaire immigrant investor program lures only 7 instead of 60

By Susana Mas. CBC News | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pitch to convince the world’s richest that Canada is a good place to invest came too late for a pilot program intended to lure 60 millionaire immigrants to Canada in an effort to give the economy a boost, CBC News has learned.