Plan to tackle backlog of live-in caregivers waiting for PR, plus other caregiving pathways

After long periods of being separated from their families, participants in the Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP) may soon be reunited with their loved ones as the federal government looks to eliminate the program’s backlog of permanent resident applications by the end of next year. In 2014, due to exploitation of workers and long processing times, […]

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Improving the government oversight of immigration consultants

After paying an immigration consultant $4,500 to help complete her live-in caregiver application, Filipino-born Michele Marie Dulanas, a witness to a federal government report, said that upon arrival in Canada, her consultant informed her that the employer was not ready for her. The consultant proceeded to drop Dulanas off at a nearby mall, and Dulanas […]

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Nominations are open for the Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards

Do you know a business or organization in Abbotsford, Mission, Langley and Chilliwack that embraces diversity? Nominate them for the 15th Annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards. Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Award Categories You can nominate a business or organization in the following categories: Champion of Diversity (Individuals Only) — Nominees of this category work  toward […]

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Find a job at the Mississauga Career, Education and Settlement Immigrant Fair tomorrow!

Are you a recent immigrant in Mississauga?  Looking for a job? You won’t want to miss the Career, Education & Settlement Immigrant Fair on Friday, December 8, 2017. Sponsored by Chatr Mobile, this free event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Living Arts Centre (4141 Living Arts Drive) will give your immigration journey […]

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Diwali Festival of Lights attendee receives $1,000 from RBC’s Someday contest

At the Diwali Festival of Lights, presented by RBC on October 21-22 at the Bramalea City Centre, not only were there lights, entertainment and much to celebrate, there was an RBC Someday contest valued at $1,000. RBC is pleased to announce the winner is Meh Wish Kamal, who won $1,000 by taking part in the RBC […]

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Find a job at the Mississauga Career, Education and Settlement Immigrant Fair Friday

Are you a recent immigrant in Mississauga?  Looking for a job? You won’t want to miss the Career, Education & Settlement Immigrant Fair on Friday, December 8, 2017. Sponsored by Chatr Mobile, this free event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Living Arts Centre (4141 Living Arts Drive) will give your immigration journey […]

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Liberals plan to reduce permanent resident backlog for caregivers

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said Sunday his department will process 80 per cent of backlogged permanent resident applications by the end of next year. But critics say Ottawa still isn’t doing enough to protect caregivers and prevent their families from being separated.   Saying the government is committed “first and foremost” to family reunification, Liberal […]

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When opportunity knocks, author/speaker Sukhjit Singh says ‘open the door’

Indian-born Sukhjit Singh is one of those people who has an upbeat, positive attitude that makes you think anything is possible. It’s why he was named an RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant back in 2013, after only being in Canada for three years. And it’s no doubt why the career and settlement specialist with Peel […]

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Mississauga News Santa Claus Parade is coming to town

The Mississauga News, in partnership with the Erin Mills Auto Centre, is presenting The Mississauga News Santa Claus Parade. Come enjoy an afternoon’s worth of entertainment, activities and of course, Santa.   Date and Time: Sunday, December, 3, 2017 12:30-3:30 p.m. Location: Erin Mills Auto Centre 2560 Motorway Boulevard, Mississauga ON 905-828-3004

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Must-see ballet: Goh Ballet’s Nutcracker in Vancouver for the ninth year

It’s a global holiday tradition — taking the family to the ballet to see The Nutcracker.  Dance companies around the country and the world present their own take on the classic E.T.A. Hoffman story, featuring a Mouse King and a Sugar Plum Fairy set to Tchaikovsky’s music, and Vancouver has its own very own ballet, […]

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