Film chronicles Pardeep Nagra’s fight to keep beard in boxing ring

Credit to Author: Baisakhi Roy| Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:59:12 +0000

Tiger the movie about Sikh-Canadian boxer Pardeep Nagra is released Sikh-Canadian boxer Pardeep Nagra famously battled the beard ban in Canadian amateur boxing in 1999. Almost two decades later, his fight is the subject of a new movie. Nagra is both amused and annoyed as he recounts his recent experience at a Mississauga theatre screening […]

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NFB film ‘Things Arab Men Say’ says a lot about stereotypes

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:43:26 +0000

Canadian Immigrant presents National Film Board films on immigration and diversity The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is a federal cultural agency within the portfolio of the Canadian Heritage Department. Its mission is to provide, through film, “new perspectives on Canada and the world from Canadian points of view” — and immigrant voices have been a big […]

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Canada, more than 160 other countries adopt UN migration pact

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:14:10 +0000

Canada joined more than 160 United Nations member states in adopting a new negotiated agreement on international migration Monday.  The non-binding United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration sets out 23 objectives for improving international cooperation on all forms of migration, from refugees to skilled workers. While underscoring the need to address […]

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Canada adopts Global Migration Compact

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:29:40 +0000

The United Nations’ Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration is the first global framework on international migration More than 258 million migrants in the world are living outside their country of birth today — a 49 per cent increase compared to 2000. Of these, 68.5 million are refugees who are forced to flee their […]

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Canada, more than 160 countries adopt UN migration pact

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:14:10 +0000

Canada joined more than 160 United Nations member states in adopting a new negotiated agreement on international migration Monday.  The non-binding United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration sets out 23 objectives for improving international cooperation on all forms of migration, from refugees to skilled workers. While underscoring the need to address […]

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Surrey-based Indian filmmaker Rami Kahlon’s horror film showcases diversity

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 19:17:58 +0000

Rami Kahlon is a young diverse writer and actor from Surrey, B.C., who has recently created her own film project. Her independent film, Odd Girl, had been accepted into the Telus Storyhive pitch competition last spring, and despite not winning the grant, her and her team set out to make the film anyway. “We made this […]

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Canada’s unemployment rate hit record low in November

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:00:56 +0000

Canada’s unemployment rate reached a record low in November, according to Statistics Canada’s monthly Labour Force Survey.   The unemployment rate, which Statistics Canada defines as the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the labour force, dropped to 5.6 per cent last month — a number that hasn’t been reached since comparable data became […]

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Difference between entry-level and entry-point jobs

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:36:24 +0000

Four steps to help newcomers look for entry-point jobs with potential  After years of assisting newcomers find work in Canada, I noticed a common question they would ask is: “I met some longtime permanent residents to Canada and they told me that although I had a very high position before moving here, my only chance […]

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Saskatchewan issues new invitations to Express Entry, Occupation In-Demand candidates

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:42:15 +0000

Saskatchewan has issued 743 new invitations to candidates in its Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry immigration sub-categories in draws held December 6.   The bulk of these invitations — 532 — went to candidates in Occupation In-Demand candidates. The remaining 211 invitations went to candidates in the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program’s Express Entry sub-category, which is […]

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The Zaveris path to success in Canada

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 08:33:28 +0000

Husband-and-wife Vishal and Trupti Zaveri help other newcomers with their financial consultancy business Vishal Zaveri and his wife, Trupti, came to Canada in 2005, both with professional backgrounds — he in IT and she in accounting. However, as many new immigrants do, upon their arrival in Canada, the couple went about accepting any job that […]

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