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City of Vancouver launches mentoring for immigrants project

January 17, 2011 – 9:29 pm | 1,193 views

The City of Vancouver launches the first of its kind Mentoring project for immigrants in public sector in Western Canada. 12-18 immigrants will be matched with city’s employees over the course of four months. The …

Positive attitude is one of the most important factors for immigrant success in Canada

December 3, 2010 – 9:30 pm | 1,249 views

New study conducted by UBC phsychology professor Noram Amundson in partnership with immigrant-serving agency in Vancouver, SUCCESS, was released this Wednesday. The research looked at critical success factors for immigrant employability. The study found that …

New citizenship test for immigrants is a real challenge

November 28, 2010 – 9:31 pm | 1,052 views

Failure rates for immigrants writing citizenship tests have soared since the spring, when tougher questions and revamped rules made it harder for newcomers to become Canadian.
The new test, introduced on March 15, was based on …

Ford, an anti-immigrant mayor candidate leads, polls suggest

October 25, 2010 – 9:33 pm | 1,057 views

In October, 2010 Toronto residents are electing new municipal officials. Incumbent mayor, David Miller, who is known for his commitment to immigrant and ethnic resident issues, decided not to run. Unsurprisingly, immigration has become ‘the …

Canadian immigrant labour market: Analysis by region of highest postsecondary education

July 31, 2008 – 9:01 pm | 1,096 views

As immigrants integrate into the Canadian labour market, many initially face difficulties finding employment. A new study reveals that even university-educated immigrants aged 25 to 54 who arrived in Canada within the previous five years were less likely to be employed …