By Catherine Rolfsen, CBC News | When Syrian refugee Mohamad Alorfi fled to Jordan, he lived under the constant threat of being caught working illegally by police. “Just because you saw a policeman, you have to run away, because they always raise us on fear,” the father of seven explains through an interpreter.
News June, 2016
By South China Morning Post | Vancouver’s population might be relatively small, but its tech sector is still burgeoning. The only problem, says immigration lawyer Bruce Harwood, is that tech companies are being forced to look outside Canada’s borders to recruit talent, especially for senior positions.
By Jake Godin, Newsy This Canadian restaurant is helping Syrian refugees by hiring them. “I’m Mohamad Fakih, the CEO and president of Paramount Fine Foods of Canada and worldwide.” After seeing the photo of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi’s drowned body washed on a Turkish shore and visiting a refugee camp in Lebanon, Fakih wanted to help.
By Globe and Mail | When Ralston De Zilva moved to Winnipeg from Sri Lanka eight years ago, he longed to start his own business. But he had no credit history in Canada, and little in the way of assets. “There’s a huge initial expenditure associated with moving your whole family to Canada,” he says. … Continued
By Susan Mas, CBC News | Landlords taking advantage of Syrian refugees. Gaps in dental care under the interim federal health care program. The burden placed on refugees who have to pay for their travel costs.
By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun | Refugees arriving in Vancouver will spend their first weeks in a one-of-a-kind facility that brings many of the services they need under one roof when the new Welcome House opens its doors next week.
By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun | Vancouver — Walk with the Dragon, one of the anchor fundraising events for immigrant and community non-profit SUCCESS, will take place this year on July 17 at Stanley Park, officials said Friday.
By CBC News | Syrians enrolled in language classes in Toronto are being told school is out for summer, thanks to federal funding shortages that are also seeing Syrians turned away from classes in Vancouver.
By Samantha Craggs, CBC News | In the basement kitchen at Wesley Urban Ministries, clean hands keep busy as Syrian refugee women crowd around a pot, rolling dough and chatting in Arabic.
By Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star | With 35 per cent of male newcomers returning home and a growing middle class in developing countries less inclined to migrate, an internal government review is calling the future of Canadian immigration into question.