By John Cotter, The Canadian Press| Agriculture groups want the federal government to allow more producers to hire foreign seasonal employees to work on farms. “There are some jobs that we can’t get Canadians to do,” Norm Hall, president of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, said Wednesday.
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By Andrew Wilkinson, Vancouver Sun | When international students arrive in B.C., not only do they benefit from high-quality education, they also bring a wide range of short- and long-term social, cultural and economic benefits.
By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun | After three years of living in limbo in Jordan and then six weeks spent in a Surrey hotel, the Sua’Ifan family from Syria is ready for a permanent home. But a home in Metro Vancouver is proving elusive for a family of nine.
By CBC News | Canada’s biggest cities ranked ahead of most U.S. cities in Mercer’s annual global quality of living survey, with the human resources company crediting high levels of personal safety that exist in Canada. Vancouver is the highest Canadian city on Mercer’s global list of 230 cities — in fifth place overall — … Continued
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Business groups fear refugees and immigrant families will crowd out spaces for foreign workers in Canada
By National Post | Provinces and businesses keen to bolster their workforce are worried the push for Syrian refugees this year will lead to a cutback in foreign workers..
By Kelsey Davis, Kelowna Now A new study from Statistics Canada has found that changes in immigration selection policies significantly altered the characteristics of new immigrants, particularly when it came to education and work experience.
By Tara Carmen and Brian Morton, Vancouver Sun | British Columbia is to receive 1,100 Syrian refugees in the next 10 days, effectively doubling the number already here. It will be the largest influx of government-assisted refugees to this province, said Chris Friesen, settlement services director with the Immigrant Services Society of B.C.
By CKNW | The Trudeau Liberals are cancelling controversial cuts to refugee health care made by the previous Harper Government.
By Rober Fife, Globe and Mail | The Liberal government plans to launch a full-scale review of the controversial temporary foreign workers program. MaryAnn Mihychuk, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, told The Globe and Mail she will ask a parliamentary committee for proposals to fix the program.