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This section features stories related to our strategic priorities and local news relevant to the Tri-Cities on immigrant inclusion.

What History Can Tell Us About Working as an Immigrant Nurse in Canada

Editor’s note: This story was first published on April 28. This version corrects the acronym OIIQ to OIIAQ. Like many internationally educated nurses (IENs) in Canada, Jeff Kua came to the country through the Live-in Caregiver Program. It was 2010. His grandmother in Ontario had suffered a stroke, so his uncle suggested that Kua come […]


Now I understand the sacrifices made by my immigrant parents

I have a confession. Despite the fact that I, too, lived over a convenience store run by my immigrant parents, I have never watched an episode of Kim’s Convenience. I’ve heard the show is incredibly well written and witty, but in all honesty I was unsure about how I would feel watching the similarities of my […]


Hidden Hate: Exposing the roots of anti-Asian racism in Canada

Anti-Asian racism has surged across North America since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but Metro Vancouver has been particularly hard hit. Statistics from the Vancouver Police Department show a 717-per-cent rise in hate crimes against East Asians from 2019 to 2020. A federally-funded study conducted by several groups under the umbrella of the Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice found […]


Statement by Minister Chagger on Asian Heritage Month

Today marks the beginning of Asian Heritage Month. This year’s theme, Recognition, Resilience, and Resolve, embodies pan-Asian diversity and the invaluable achievements of communities of Asian descent in all parts of Canadian society. It also acknowledges their resilience and perseverance in continuing to overcome adversity throughout Canada’s history. During Asian Heritage Month, we honour the significant […]