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Texting tool transforms services for newcomers

By ISSofBC | A new web-based text messaging tool developed by ISSofBC and the Vancouver Community Networkoffers real-time information sharing with refugees and immigrants via cell phone to help ease the transition newcomers face as they navigate services in their new...
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Immigrant careers should match their skill level

By Toronto Star | The issue of the unemployment rate of educated newcomers to Canada in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) — currently twice of those with a similar background born in Canada — often overshadows another challenge for immigrants: underemployment. In the...
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Queer Syrian refugees find freedom and hope in Canada

By City News 1130 | It’s not the language, the culture or weather that is hardest to adapt to. For newly arrived Syrian refugees in British Columbia, who are queer, it’s the absence of fear and hatred toward their very existence. As the annual An Evening in Damascus...
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