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

Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Awards

By News Wire | If you’ve been watching soccer on television lately, you’ll have seen this Top 25 Canadian Immigrant on the sidelines — coach John Herdman has been making Canada proud leading the national men’s team to the World Cup. He’s in good company on the 14th annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Awards list; other winners include Paul Sun […]


IRCC’s Anti Racism Strategy for 2021-2024

By CIC News | In 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) began looking deeper into the departments’ internal environment through an anti-racism lens. An employee survey found that significant proportion of racialized employees considered racism to be a problem. In response to this, focus groups were held to gain greater insight into the problem. A total […]


IRCC has approved new language test for Canadian immigration

By CIC News  IRCC has recently approved the designation-in-principle of a new language test for economic class immigration applicants. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) anticipates the test will be implemented by early to mid-2023. The name of the new language test was redacted in a May 10 briefing note obtained by CIC News through an access to information request. There are […]


Employers take wait-and-see approach to hiring

By HR Reporter By HR Reporter Half (50 per cent) of Canadian employers say they need more employees but lack the capacity to hire. This is far more common among employers with more than 100 workers (63 per cent) compared to those with fewer than 10 employees (38 per cent), finds a survey by Express […]

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Canadian immigration ministers agree on multi-year PNP levels plan

By CIC News | The Forum of Ministers Responsible (FMRI) for Immigration met in Saint John, New Brunswick on July 28 to discuss a host of major immigration policy issues. Topics on the agenda included Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan, a more agile economic immigration system, regional economic immigration, settlement, and refugees resettlement. The big takeaway is that Canada’s […]