News December, 2016

‘The last cheerful nation’: Does pro-multiculturalism Canada stand alone?

By CTV News | When Donald Trump won the U.S. election in November, Canada became the last major western democracy to still believe in multiculturalism, Toronto author Stephen Marche said, calling Canada the “last cheerful nation” and suggesting that, for the first time in history, the national political identity is unique in the world.

Arts program for Syrian refugees in Surrey, B.C. is music to their ears

By Marsha Lederman, Vancouver Sun | When embattled Aleppo is under evacuation and it’s unclear what has happened to your family there, it could seem trivial to be answering questions about a recent concert experience in Vancouver. And yet the group gathered at the Surrey School District’s English Language Learner Welcome Centre beams at the … Continued

Manitoba Outlines Immigration Strategy for 2017 and Beyond

By Canadian Immigration News | The government of Manitoba has released a new Labour Market Strategy for immigration through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). This province, located in central Canada, has been an increasingly popular destination for newcomers to Canada over recent years, principally due to plentiful job opportunities and a high standard of … Continued

Immigration to Canada: The Year in Review

By Canadian Immigration News | 2016 has been a remarkable year, and 2017 promises to bring even more positive news for individuals and families immigrating to Canada

‘It’s a blessing’: Agriculture, tourism sectors hail TFW changes

By Vancouver Sun | The federal government’s decision to get rid of a rule limiting how long temporary foreign workers can stay in Canada is being welcomed by Alberta businesses in industries as diverse as beef production and tourism, who hope the reform will ease labour shortages they say are ongoing in spite of the … Continued

Canada must sell its brand to attract smartest immigrants

By Kelly Pollack, The Province | Together with the rest of the world, on Dec. 18 Canada will mark International Migrants Day. For a nation whose story is inseparable from immigration and whose strength lies in its diversity, this is an occasion to celebrate. But it is also an opportunity to reflect on our “Canada … Continued