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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.

Poster for B.C. ‘whites only’ parent-child group sparks outrage

By Global News | RCMP in Coquitlam, B.C., confirm they are investigating reports of racist signs being posted in the community. Police said they received reports on Sunday, Sept. 24, that “suspicious signs” had been seen in both Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam. “The file is under investigation to determine if there is any criminality involved,” […]


Richmond youth, seniors share personal migration stories

By Richmond News | Over the past year, Richmond youth and seniors participated in an art project called Mosaic Firefly to share their personal stories and experiences on the topic of migration. Participants engaged in discussions on multiculturalism, diversity, racism and discrimination through a series of workshops in theatre, storytelling and visual art beginning in October 2022. […]


Richmond restaurants gear up for 'Olympics' of Chinese cuisine

By Richmond News | The ninth World Championship of Chinese Cuisine (WCCC) is coming to Vancouver in November and many Richmond restaurants will be itching to bring the title to the North American hub for Asian dining. It will be the first time the WCCC, which happens every four years, is hosted in Canada, after […]


Express Entry: Canada has first ever draw for transport occupations

By CIC News | Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has held its second Express Entry draw this week. On September 20, IRCC invited 1,000 candidates in transport occupations to apply for permanent residence. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) was 435. On September 19, IRCC also issued 3,200 invitations to […]


Statistics Canada: Nearly 60% of Internationally Educated Healthcare Professionals employed in their field of study in Canada

By CIC News | A recent report by Statistics Canada shows that 58% of internationally educated healthcare professionals (IEHPs) in Canada who trained to become nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and dentists were working in their field. It said that among the 259,694 IEHPs in Canada, 76% were employed (compared to 80% of Canadian-educated healthcare professionals). This […]