News August, 2017

My Canadian immigrant story: From Chile to Montreal

By Jessica Murphy, BBC | The BBC is running a series looking at the immigrant experience in Canada and the ties immigration creates between nations. In this third story, we look at growing up in a new country. Karin Arroyo’s family arrived in Montreal in 1979 from Valparaiso, Chile.

Chinese languages gain ground in Metro Vancouver: 2016 census

By Douglas Todd, Times Colonist | Chinese languages are becoming more predominant in Metro Vancouver and across Canada, according to newly released 2016 census figures. The proportion of Metro Vancouver residents who speak Chinese dialects continues to rise and is now more than double those who speak Punjabi.

Hate crimes unit investigates anti-immigrant banner at Olympic Stadium

By Montreal Gazette | The Montreal police department’s hate crimes unit has been assigned to investigate the posting of an anti-immigrant banner late Sunday outside the Olympic Stadium, which has been used to house the overflow of migrants who have been crossing into Canada from the United States.

Record number of immigrant and refugee students in newcomer programs

By CBC News | A record number of teenagers new to Canada are spending the week learning about what life is like as a student in Windsor. More than 60 people from six countries took part in the Newcomer Orientation Week program at Catholic Central High School on Monday.

Global seniors flock to Canada’s ‘super visa’

By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun | A growing number of seniors around the planet have become like nomads, travelling the world to spend time with their children in different immigrant-receiving countries.