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The Canadian Federation of Independent Business critics the new Express Entry Immigration Class

December 27, 2015 – 10:31 am | 1,122 views

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business, which represents roughly 109,000 small businesses, has traditionally supported the Conservative government’s business-friendly proposals, but it criticized the tightening of rules around temporary foreign workers.
‘It still prohibits lower-skilled workers …

The US Cities Rolling Out the Welcome Mat

March 22, 2015 – 7:42 am | 1,796 views

THREE years ago Jenny Salgado, a Dominican shop assistant, moved to Highlandtown, a neighbourhood of pleasant terraces and unpleasant derelict factories in Baltimore. She moved because the cost of living in New York was too …

Facebook flags aboriginal names as not ‘authentic’

March 20, 2015 – 5:06 am | 1,328 views

Facebook requires its users to use a profile name that’s the same as the name they use in real life, but some indigenous people say the social network is rejecting their real names because they …

UBC Geography department unable to release neighbourhood-specific data on investor-class immigrants

March 15, 2015 – 4:11 pm | 1,402 views

Richmond’s planning committee has asked city staff to “provide council with data related to overseas buyers of property in the city,” according to a referral.
However, the Richmond News has learned municipal data from Citizenship and Immigration Canada …

Chinese only signs in Richmond: city-run workshop

March 14, 2015 – 4:14 pm | 1,421 views

About 150 Richmond’s residents took part in a city-run workshop on March 12, 2015 at the UBC Boathouse. Chinese only signs have long been a subject of contaversy in Richmond. Participants discuss how foreign signs …