News June, 2016

Push on for ‘culturally appropriate’ seniors homes

By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun | “Just a few” of the more than 260 residents of Guru Nanak Niwas seniors facility can speak English, says Saroj Sood. It’s why the government-financed seniors residence in north Surrey needs staff who speak Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu and other South Asian languages.

Vancouver opens long-awaited immigrant support centre

By Albert Van Santvoort, Business in Vancouver | “The very first thing that I personally struggled with was that I didn’t know anyone here. No relatives, no friends, basically no one to have connection with,” said Zahra Samimi, an Afghan refugee who immigrated to Canada in 2013.

Immigrant workers essential to Canada’s economic growth

By Theophilos Argitis and Erik Hertzberg | While the merits of immigration are being contested by politicians in Europe and the U.S., data show Canada’s economy has already become entirely reliant on immigrants for its labor growth.

Canada Reaches A Major Milestone In Its Reliance On Immigration

By Daniel Tencer, Huffington Post Canada | Canada has become completely reliant on immigrants for job growth, and the proof can be found in StatsCan’s latest employment data. For only the second time on record, the number of immigrants with a job grew over the last year, while the number of Canadian-born people with a … Continued

RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2016 are announced

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | Room author Emma Donoghue and Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan have been named among the 8th annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants, along with several other artists, academics entrepreneurs and champions of many worthy causes.