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

Refugees stitch together new lives creating uniforms for first responders in B.C. and beyond

By Vancouver Sun | Inside the 60-year-old tailoring shop on East Pender, it looks like a mini-United Nations. Tailors, seamstresses, administration staff, even the owner of Claymore Clothes were all-but-one born elsewhere, many of them arriving in Canada as refugees. But Farid Rohani has a better analogy than the UN to describe his staff’s makeup. “To me, it’s a […]


Burnaby Neighbourhood House distributes new and donated books in literacy hampers

By Vancouver Sun  People in search of books have a friend in Burnaby Neighbourhood House. Twice a year, the community hub puts together what it calls “literacy hampers,” with books, colouring pages, activity sheets, and information in various languages on community resources. “We purchase books from First Book Canada, and we get donations from libraries, […]


Canada marks 20,000 Afghan arrivals with help from partners at home and abroad

By News Wire  The Government of Canada continues to work hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan nationals as quickly and safely as possible, which is one of the largest commitments of its kind in the world. Welcoming refugees to Canada is an integral part of our country’s long-standing and proud humanitarian tradition. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, […]


Sean Fraser tables strategy for temporary residents who want to become Canadian permanent residents

By CIC News | Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has tabled a plan to expand pathways to permanent residence for international students and temporary foreign workers. On September 20 during routine proceedings, Fraser tabled a strategy to expand transitions to permanent residence for foreign workers and international students with significant work experience in sectors with persistent labour […]


Canadian job vacancies have reached another all-time high

Statistics Canada has released results of the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey report for the second quarter of 2022. Overall, vacancies were up 4.7% from the first quarter of 2022 and 42.3% higher than the second quarter of 2021. There are nearly one million job vacancies in Canada across all sectors, or an overall rate of 5.7%, […]