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

B.C. promotes equity with anti-racism research priorities

By BC Gov News | The Province takes another step improving access to government programs and services for Indigenous Peoples and racialized communities, with the release of 12 priorities for anti-racism research. Seven research priorities were put forward by the provincial Anti-Racism Data Committee. Indigenous Peoples recommended three research priorities and two priorities that set out […]


Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announces measures to strengthen family reunification

By CIC News | Today, May 26th 2023, Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, made an announcement about improvements to strengthen family class immigration in Canada. The new measures include: Fraser began the announcement by explaining that family members from visa required countries who have submitted family class permanent residency (PR) applications can apply for Temporary […]


‘Game changer’: Ontario engineers remove Canadian work experience requirement for immigrants

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | Internationally trained engineers will no longer be required to have Canadian experience to be licensed in Ontario, as the province adopts a new law that’s meant to remove the barriers keeping skilled immigrants from working in their former professions. On Tuesday, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), which represents the fourth largest […]

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Parliamentary Secretary’s statement on Filipino Heritage Month

By BC Gov News | Mable Elmore, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives, has issued the following statement in celebration of Filipino Heritage Month: “June is Filipino Heritage Month and an opportunity to learn about Filipino culture and the unique contributions that this quickly growing community has brought to B.C. “It is my honour to be […]


Canada welcomes Afghans through new humanitarian partnership

From: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Strong humanitarian partnerships to navigate complex geopolitical realities are crucial in bringing Afghans to safety in Canada. The Government of Canada continues to work with like-minded countries, partners in the region and non-governmental organizations to facilitate the safe movement of Afghans destined for Canada. As part of a growing partnership […]