News March, 2016

Syrian refugees on bus tour to meet Vancouver employers

By CBC News | A small group of Syrian refugees is on a bus tour today that will take them to various employers in Vancouver, with the aim of giving them a look at what it may be like to work in Canada. About 25,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Canada. The federal government has … Continued

Muslim Food Bank Refugee Welcome Baskets

The Muslim Food Bank in Surrey is arranging Support Packages and Welcome Baskets for the arrival of Syrian refugees. Donations can be made online or dropped  off at the Muslim Food Bank at 101-13085 115th Ave. To arrange for pick up,  please call 1-866-824-2525. 

Young Syrian refugees meet the Canucks

By Tiffany Crawford, Vancouver Sun | Nine-year-old Ranim Kurdi sports a huge grin as she explains, with some help from a translator, that her favourite Canucks players are the Sedin twins. “Because they are strong,” she says.

Hotels return to service as refugees find homes

By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun | The Immigrant Services Society of B.C. plans to close next week as many as four of the nine sites where it is temporarily housing newly arrived Syrian refugees as families move into permanent housing.

Seafood plants able to hire more temporary foreign workers this year

By CBC News | The federal government has removed restrictions on the number of temporary foreign workers seasonal employers can hire in 2016. The previous Conservative government had placed a cap on the number of low-wage temporary foreign workers employers could hire. The current cap is 20 per cent of an employer’s workforce, dropping to … Continued