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New names emerge for HIV/AIDS, prostitutes

A team of Nigerian linguists and medical experts have adopted new names for HIV, AIDS and prostitutes in Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba in order to reduce the scourge of stigmatisation. A statement on Saturday by Prof. Herbert Igboanusi of the University of Ibadan, said the adoption was to eliminate stigmatisation and discrimination of persons living […]

Five reasons to sign up for Canadian Immigration Summit 2017: Innovating at 150 and Beyond

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On May 9-10, the Conference Board hosts its third annual Canadian Immigration Summit in Ottawa to celebrate the vital contributions that immigrants have made to Canada, and discuss innovations that could help build an even stronger immigration system over the next 150 years. Each year, the summit convenes hundreds of representatives from government, business, law, education, […]

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New federal strategy to help newcomers put their skills to work in Canada faster

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April 13, 2017   Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen. Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen has announced that the federal government will introduce a new Targeted Employment Strategy for Newcomers, as part of Budget 2017. The strategy will help internationally trained newcomers to our country find jobs that match their skills and experience. Newcomers […]

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Shaping the future of Canada’s immigration system

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  Having inherited an immigration system plagued with backlogs and heavy-handed enforcement, the Liberal government says it’s keen to hear what you think needs to be done about Canada’s immigration future. Since the beginning of the summer, Immigration Minister John McCallum and his parliamentary secretary, Arif Virani, have held more than two dozen roundtable meetings […]

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Western Canadian Provinces Welcome New Applications Through Provincial Nominee Programs

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From CIC NEWS Buggy Late August was a busy period for PNPs in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia (BC) The Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and BC were each active in their drive to welcome new immigrants over the past couple of weeks, as more than 2,000 potential newcomers either submitted an application to one […]

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May/June Issue

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Syrian refugees – Don’t be afraid – An immigrant experience – By Jacqui Henry

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By Jacqui Henry – AIM Contributor Canada recently welcomed its 25000th  Syrian refugee and we all, or at least most of us, applauded the government for its swift action in giving a home to people so desperately in need. But as a former new arrival to Canada, I know that their arrival is just the […]

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Faith corner: From the Pastor’s Desk June 2016

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WISDOM Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding (Proverbs 4:7 NKJV). Wisdom is one of the communicable attributes God shares with humanity. It gives uniqueness to, and sets humanity above all of God’s creation. The Greek word for wisdom is sophia. According to the New Testament Greek Lexicon, sophia is […]

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Love is the greatest – By Nkeiruka Osagie

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BY NKEIRUKA OSAGIE  – AIM CONTRIBUTOR Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become a sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could […]

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Welcome to new immigrants – A look at the History of Canada

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The history of Canada covers the period from the arrival of Paleo-Indians thousands of years ago to the present day. Canada has been inhabited for millennia by distinctive groups of Aboriginal peoples, with distinct trade networks, spiritual beliefs, and social hierarchies. Some of these civilizations had long faded by the time of the first European arrivals and have been discoveredthrough archaeological investigations. Various treaties and laws have been enacted […]

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