News June, 2016

Canadian city’s tech firms grapple with foreign worker recruitment

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.

Meet The Immigrant CEO Welcoming Syrian Refugees To Canada With Jobs

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.

For immigrant entrepreneurs, financing is a big problem

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

New refugee centre opens its doors in Vancouver

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.

Walk with the Dragon this year to feature ‘radiothon’

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.

Gloomier future seen for Canadian immigration

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.