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

Summarizing IRCC’s efforts to modernize immigration to Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) presented these IRCC Digital Modernization slides to immigration representatives including the Canadian Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section in a meeting on October 12, 2022. What follows is an overview designed to provide a look into the steps IRCC is taking to modernize application management systems. Why Canada has prioritized improving its immigration […]


Survey: Using Disaggregated Data to Address the Systemic Discrimination Experienced by International Medical Graduates

Have you struggled to get a medical license to practice medicine in Canada, even though you are already certified in another country? There’s still time to share your (anonymous) story of challenges and any biases in the #healthcare licensing system in Canada, as an internationally trained medical doctor. MOSAIC is hosting a survey to collect […]


Parliamentary secretary's statement on Multiculturalism Week

Rachna Singh, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-racism Initiatives, has released the following statement in celebration of Multiculturalism Week, Nov. 20-26, 2022: “Multiculturalism Week is a time to celebrate the diverse range of cultures in British Columbia. There are more than 200 First Nation communities in B.C. living and working alongside Métis and Inuit people, as well […]


Preference to disadvantaged groups not discrimination against others

By HR Reporter | “There’s nothing wrong with having some kind of a program or workshop that is just targeted at a historically and presently underrepresented or disadvantaged group in society – the groups being [negatively] affected are ones that generally do not face discrimination in their day-to-day lives.” So says Ryan Macklon, a lawyer […]

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Canadians remain largely supportive of immigration, new survey finds

By CIC News | Despite the pandemic, the majority of Canadians continue to hold positive views on key aspects of immigration, a new Environics Institute survey has found. The Environics Institute conducted telephone interviews with 2,000 Canadians between September 7 and 23, 2021 to see if their views on immigration and refugees have changed over […]