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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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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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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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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Painter Carlos Delgado exhibits at Sur Gallery

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 08:15:48 +0000

Colombian-born immigrant artist Carlos Delgado shows the emotion of change in his portraits Toronto-based, Colombian-born artist Carlos Delgado, is presenting a solo show of his paintings called Transitions the paradox of change at Sur Gallery on December 6, 2018, for a one-night-only exhibition in Toronto. Known for his abstract portraits Faces of the System, which translate […]

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New pilot program to help visible minority newcomer women

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:32:46 +0000

IRCC to support racialized newcomer women overcome barriers to employment Visible minority newcomer women have the lowest median annual income of all newcomer groups at $26,624. They are also more likely to be unemployed, according to data from the 2016 Census. Visible minority newcomer women can face many barriers to employment, prompting the launch of […]

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A newcomer’s dreams in Winnipeg

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 21:15:23 +0000

Young professional from India Amit Kalra shares his first six months in Canada The last year of my life has been a roller-coaster ride. Being a new immigrant in Canada, my voyage here has been full of surprises. I vividly remember the day, I received my passport with visa stamp on it, and I had […]

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New pre-arrival webinar series for immigrants

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2018 20:25:15 +0000

ACCES Employment and RBC partner in a new webinar series for newly arrived or soon-to-arrive immigrants For newcomers arriving in Canada, finding employment is among their top priorities, with 64 per cent ranking it in their top five. To help newcomers adjust to their new life, ACCES Employment and Royal Bank of Canada have announced […]

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Multicultural Calendar: December 2018

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 06:52:03 +0000

December 2018 1 Rosa Parks Day (U.S.A.) commemorates Rosa Park’s arrest in 1955 for refusing to give up her seat on a bus just because she was Black.   1 World AIDS Day (UN, WHO) is a joint effort made by the UN and the WHO to educate about HIV/AIDS.   1 National Day (Romania) […]

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Big rise in hate crimes in Canada last year

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 18:17:17 +0000

Police-reported hate crimes increase, with almost half motivated by race or ethnicity Although hate crime in Canada has been on a slow rise since 2014, last year it saw a sharp increase — Statistics Canada says police-reported hate crime in Canada in 2017 was up 47 per cent over 2016. In terms of actual incidents, police reported 2,073 hate […]

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