Immigration creates the jobs and growth that Canada needs

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From that famous expression “demography is destiny,” we can derive an enduring lesson about immigration in Canada. As we look back to the turn of the 20th century, through the post-Second World War boom, to the last half-decade, a clear pattern emerges: when our population grows, our economy grows, and all Canadians benefit. (more…)

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Race-based data from Metro Vancouver homeless count shows systems failing people of colour: advocate

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For the first time, the 2020 Homeless Count in Metro Vancouver included race-based data proving there need to be more resources dedicated to supporting communities of colour, according to one advocate. (more…)

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Rise of mixed-race unions in Canada softening identity labels

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A peer-reviewed 2019 research study by Richard Alba of City University of New York and Jeffrey Reitz of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto found most people in mixed unions, and their children, feel more integrated into mainstream culture than do members of a single minority group.

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Despite diversity efforts, discrimination still a problem: Survey

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Despite increased efforts around diversity and inclusion, many working Canadians continue to experience discrimination, according to a recent survey.

Almost one-third (31 per cent) of those who identify as belonging to a visible ethnic minority say they have witnessed or experienced judgment or misconduct at their current workplace based on ethnicity or skin colour. That’s compared to 13 per cent of all workers.

Among those in the minority, 32 per cent believe their ethnicity has negatively impacted their career growth, and 19 per cent say prejudice or lack of diversity and inclusion based on their ethnicity has influenced their decision to leave an employer, finds the survey by ADP Canada.

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