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

COVID-19 related racism impacts sense of belonging, reporting incidents: Study

By Vancouver Sun | The dramatic increase in reports to Vancouver police of hate crimes targeted at Asian-Canadians in 2020 shocked many. Now, a new study delves into the psychological impact of experiencing COVID-19 and racism when it comes to the sense of belonging held by different generations of Chinese-Canadians. It finds these feelings could […]


Canada added 55,000 jobs in December

By CIC News | Canada’s employment rose 55,000 in December, while unemployment was little changed. Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey captured economic conditions during the week of December 5 to 11. The reference week was just before the Omicron variant became widespread in Canada, causing a surge in cases. Public health measures were similar to November during […]


Nearly 80% of Express Entry candidates fall under FSWP

By CIC News  The number of Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates in the Express Entry pool has swelled due to a lack of draws targeting these candidates. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) provided CIC News the following breakdown of candidates who were in the Express Entry pool on January 4. These figures come the day before the first […]


Ontario to add thousands of foreign-trained nurses to workforce

Ontario wants thousands of internationally trained nurses to come work in the province’s hospitals by March 31. Ontario is sending about 300 of these nurses to 50 high-need hospitals in the province. They will care for patients under supervision while they work toward getting their licence in Ontario. So far, more than 1,200 internationally educated […]