By Burnaby Now | All Aboozar Ahmadi wanted was a university education. It took a journey from Iran, through Azerbaijan, and all the way to Canada to get one. The Burnaby resident recently graduated from UBC with a Master’s in Public Policy and Global Affairs.
News May, 2019
By Vancouver Sun | Despite the City of Vancouver’s recent efforts to engage communities with historically low voter turnouts, a new report shows that visible minority groups were significantly less likely to vote in last October’s civic election.
By Vancouver Sun | George Assaf, a Syrian refugee, serves up delicious Lebanese flatbreads with gratitude at Manoush’eh, his charming West End café.
By Burnaby Now | Lower Mainland school officials were in Ottawa last month calling on the federal government to improve funding for settlement programs for new immigrants and refugees.
By Globe News | Canada’s reputation of “welcoming” immigrants is one often cited by international rankings that list the country as among the best in the world. But several recent polls show that Canadians themselves are increasingly critical of the country’s immigration policies.
By HR Reporter | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told hundreds of attendees at a conference in Toronto on Monday that Canada’s thriving technology sector is a result of the country’s openness to immigrants and he hopes Canadians will continue to view immigration positively.
By BIV News | BC’s labour market had another solid showing in April.
By HR Reporter “Why do we need immigrants?” It’s a prevailing question in Canada and around the world — and one that requires an evidence-based response, according to Kareem El-Assal, an immigration researcher in Ottawa.
By Fortune | From the first swish of tahini sauce over chickpeas at breakfast to the final crunch of baklava at dessert, Toronto has become a land of opportunity for Syrian immigrant and refugee restaurateurs looking to share a taste of their homeland with their new city and its constant parade of visitors.
By CBC News | New figures out this morning from the national statistics agency show the number of asylum claims in Canada more than tripled between 2015 and 2018.