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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.

Anti-racism roundtable brings voices together

By BC Gov News | More than 30 students, representatives of community organizations, and Indigenous and education partners participated in the fourth community roundtable on anti-racism in education to discuss the K-12 Anti-Racism Action Plan and work to address racism in education. “We are striving to create an anti-racist education system where everyone feels represented, […]


Residential Tenancy Branch offers service in more than 200 languages

By BC GOV NEWS | The Province’s Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) is offering real-time interpretation services in more than 200 languages for dispute resolution and other information. “Renters and landlords have been clear that the former residential tenancy dispute-resolution services, offered only in English, were not adequately addressing their needs,” said Ravi Kahlon, Minister of […]


Canadian work experience requirement removed for engineers in Ontario

By CIC News | On May 23 in Toronto, Monte McNaughton, the Ontario Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development announced that Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) is the first professional association in the province to remove the Canadian work experience requirement from their application criteria. The minister says removing the Canadian work experience requirement […]

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Canada launches new process to welcome skilled newcomers with work experience in priority jobs as permanent residents

By IRCC | With employers eagerly seeking to fill countless vacant positions across the country, immigration emerges as a vital piece to solving this puzzle. Recognizing this reality, the Government of Canada is building an immigration system that acts as a catalyst for growth, empowering businesses, helping address their labour needs and strengthening French communities. […]


Pathways for Resettled Refugees, Refugee Claimants and Displaced Ukrainians Info Sheet

Canada has several established pathways for resettled refugees and refugee claimants to seek safety in the country. New pathways are periodically developed to rapidly address emerging situations. In March 2022, the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) was implemented to support Ukrainians and their family members. Providing a free, temporary visitor status, CUAET allows successful […]