Report says Canada needs to close its immigrant wage gap

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine |

A report released in the Fall by RBC Economics, Untapped Potential: Canada Needs to Close its Immigrant Wage Gap finds that while Canada is drawing in some of the best and brightest, with the focus on highly skilled, educated immigrants, their integration falls short on one key measure, earnings. And, this gap has widened over the past three decades. (more…)

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Black families twice as likely to go hungry as white households, study shows

By Toronto Star |

Black households in Canada are almost twice as likely as white households to have trouble putting food on the table due to lack of money, according to groundbreaking new research based on Statistics Canada’s community health survey. (more…)

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Discover who’s participating in communities and what’s preventing them from doing more

This summer, Vancouver Foundation surveyed 7,980 British Columbians on the state of community participation across the province. They wanted to know if people are participating less in their community or just differently; who’s most active and in what ways; and what motivates or limits them from doing more. (more…)

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Canada’s skilled labour shortage: What does it mean for workers and employers?

By CTV News |

Experts say Canada is in the midst of a skilled labour shortage – and it’s limiting the growth of businesses. According to a survey by the Business Development Bank of Canada, 53 per cent of small-and medium-sized enterprises say the labour shortage will cause them to limit business investment.  (more…)

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