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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 …

2015 Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism

February 25, 2015 – 7:59 am | 683 views

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism. The Award recognizes outstanding contributions to multiculturalism and the integration of newcomers. Each award recipient earns a certificate of honour and the …

Changing the rules on immigration changes Canada’s narrative

February 13, 2015 – 7:55 am | 745 views

Consider the story of Sarmad Chowdhury, covered earlier this week in The Globe and Mail. A foreign student to Canada, he completed his education from the University of Toronto in Scarborough. He has a job …

Our Whole Society: Bridging the Religious-Secular Divide – Forum in Vancouver March 22-24, 2015

February 13, 2015 – 7:32 am | 858 views

What does it mean to build a “whole society”? What is the purpose of secularism, and what are its limits? How can we re-conceptualize the role of religion in Canadian public life? What is the …

Vancouver least welcoming of Canadian cities: Survey respondents were most likely to move to Vancouver for lifestyle reasons

February 6, 2015 – 7:50 pm | 628 views

Vancouver was ranked the least welcoming Canadian city in an HSBC survey released Thursday that polled immigrants about their relocation experience.
While 73 per cent of survey respondents said they found Vancouver a welcoming city, it …