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

Why Canada’s 401,000 immigration target for 2021 is achievable

Welcoming 401,000 immigrants this year is a steep mountain for the Canadian government to climb, but it can be done. The Saturday February 13 Express Entry draw, which invited a stunning 27,332 candidates to apply for permanent residence, shows that the government is preparing to climb the mountain. In the months leading up to the start […]

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Changing the Narrative workshop combats Black exclusion in B.C. history

When Adam Rudder, then 20, first picked up a copy of Crawford Kilian’s Go Do Some Great Thing: The Black Pioneers of British Columbia, the moment was almost surreal. “It was a mix of being astonished, but also a really deep sense of betrayal,” said Rudder, now a professor of humanities at Vancouver’s Fairleigh Dickinson […]

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In Canada, South Asians four times as likely to buy a home

South Asians in Canada are far more inclined to buy a home than others, according to a large-scale consumer research report. The two million people who make up Canada’s South Asian population, which mostly consists of immigrants and is concentrated in Toronto and Vancouver, also have far more high-level educational degrees, according to the recent […]

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Here is everything Canadians need to know about COVID-19 testing for travel (Infographics)

The BC Centre for Disease Control has released infographics that explain what travellers need to know before coming to Canada.  Effective Feb. 21, travellers coming into Canada via land will need to provide a negative result for a COVID-19 molecular test taken in the United States on arrival. The test needs to be taken within a 72-hour timeframe of arrival to Canada.  […]

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Canada welcomed 184,000 new immigrants in 2020

New Canadian government data shows the country welcomed 184,370 new permanent residents in 2020 as newcomer flows fell due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is the lowest level of immigration to Canada since 1998 when it welcomed just over 174,000 immigrants that year. In March 2020, Canada’s Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced Canada would seek […]

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