Immigrant-inclusive workplaces are the responsibility of middle managers, report finds

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2021 09:00:25 +0000

Middle managers, those who are above front-line managers and below the executive suite, have the most influence on immigrant integration in the workplace. This is according to a new report published by the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council. The report is titled Make or Break: How middle managers and executives can build immigrant-inclusive teams. This […]

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Newfoundland and Labrador needs more immigrants

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2021 09:00:16 +0000

Newfoundland and Labrador are looking to attract and retain new immigrants to address its aging and declining population. The province may not typically be an immigrant’s first choice when immigrating to Canada. That is reserved for the more popular provinces such as Ontario and B.C. As a consequence, the province is looking to boost its immigration efforts. Immigration has […]

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Biden OKs legal status for 11M immigrants

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 16:18:38 +0000

SAN DIEGO: President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to immediately ask Congress to offer legal status to an estimated 11 million people in the country has surprised advocates given how the issue has long divided Democrats and Republicans, even within their own parties. Biden will announce legislation on his first day in office to provide a path […]

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Canada most accepting country for migrants, U.S. 6th place: poll

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 04 Oct 2020 12:00:54 +0000

Canada appears to be the world’s most accepting country for migrants, according to a new global survey. Gallup, an analytics and advisory company based in the U.S., conducted a wide-scale public opinion poll in 2019. There were 145 countries included in the study, and about 1,000 people from each country were surveyed. Researchers contacted people […]

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Mendicino: Immigration to remain “enduring value” after coronavirus

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 20 May 2020 07:00:43 +0000

COVID-19 is showing us the need for continued strong immigration to Canada and the important contribution of immigrant workers to the Canadian economy, federal Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said Friday when he spoke with the Canadian Press. “[It is] vitally important that we continue to immigrate today in a manner that is safe and orderly […]

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Canada to welcome over one million new immigrants between 2020-2022

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2020 18:39:02 +0000

Marco Mendicino laid out his vision for Canada’s immigration system today in Toronto. It was his first major policy speech since his November 2019 appointment as Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. Mendicino was appointed after the Liberal Party of Canada was re-elected to a second mandate in October and he is currently pursuing an […]

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The OTHER: do we have an us-versus-them mindset?

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:20:10 +0000

The concept of self requires the existence of “the other.” Sociologists use the concept of “othering” to describe how differences are understood and identities are constructed. People often assume that because someone has a different skin tone or dresses differently or has a different accent, they may not have much in common with them. They […]

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