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Tri-Cities News

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

Facilitating integration of newcomer youth

Canada has far to go in providing adequate support to newcomer youth to ensure their success in the country. Ethiopian-born Abbas Kidane was mindful of the linguistic constraints and cultural challenges he would face when he landed in Canadas a refugee three years ago. The 26-year-old focused on the improved quality of life that awaited […]


Path to permanent residence: How to boost your express entry score in 2024

The path to obtain permanent residence is often filled with obstacles. Today perhaps the biggest obstacle is getting an opportunity to apply in the first place. And it’s all thanks to the continued trend of high Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores for Express Entry draws. Since resuming regular Express Entry in 2023 after COVID-19, CRS […]


Newcomers who came to Canada in second year of COVID-19 pandemic had better median entry wages than pre-pandemic: Statistics Canada

In a new report updating findings from 2022, a Statistics Canada (StatsCan) report released on January 22 reveals that there are many ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect how new immigrants are integrating when they arrive in Canada. From the number of new immigrants* who filed taxes in 2021 to the median entry wages […]


New permanent residence pathway for former minors in protective care

A small number of individuals who came to Canada as minors never obtained permanent residence or citizenship while they were in the custody of child protection services. As a result, some of these vulnerable people who never had status—or lost it—are now at risk of being deported to their country of birth. After living in Canada […]


Tech Horizons for Newcomers to Canada

There is an increasing demand for skilled tech talent as the world evolves into a digital-first economy. The tech sector can offer creative and rewarding career prospects for newcomers  looking to relaunch their career in Canada. From developers and cyber security professionals to data professionals and data analysts, quality coding career opportunities are within reach […]