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Picture: Eritrean woman died of assault in Winnipeg

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34-year-old woman’s death late Monday night has left members of Winnipeg’s Eritrean community stunned. Emergency officials rushed to a suite at Palmer House, at 372 Assiniboine Ave., at about 10:10 p.m., Monday after an assault was reported. The woman was taken by ambulance in critical condition and was declared dead at the hospital. Police said […]

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Canada has most multicultural workplaces

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A new study by the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) shows that Canada has the most multicultural workplaces of the four countries analyzed, being Canada, the United States, England, and France. The study’s thrust is that “that people who work or learn in a diverse environment are more open to people from other cultures.” The […]

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Immigration ups Manitoba’s population

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Manitoba has seen its second biggest increase in population since records began, at least in part due to immigration. Its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)is the main driver of immigrants to the province, accounting for a full two-thirds of new Canadian permanent residents arriving in Manitoba. Canada’s various PNP programs, available in all provinces and territories except […]

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Canada should target talented, unemployed Europeans

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BARCELONA — Canada must not be shy about taking advantage of Europe’s financial distress. The Harper government should target some of the continent’s best and brightest as immigrants and prospective future citizens. Spain is a case in point. According to data from the European Union, it had an unemployment rate of 22.9 per cent last […]

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More Canadian Immigrants Choose to Settle in Saskatchewan

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According to the latest numbers from Statistics Canada, Saskatchewan – the booming Prairie province – has become a magnet for migrants in 2011 because of its reputation for seeking newcomers and plenty of work. The Statistics Canada’s report, which was released on Tuesday, shows that Saskatchewan and Alberta lead the country for population growth in […]

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News Release – Canada Plans to Admit More Provincial Nominees in 2012

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Ottawa, November 7, 2011 – The Government of Canada will continue to provide provinces and territories with a record amount of space in the country’s immigration program in 2012, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) plans to welcome 42,000 to 45,000 people under the Provincial Nominee Program […]

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Newfounderland and Labrador, another province in need of skilled workers

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Like other provinces in Canada, notably Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia out west, Canada’s easternmost province, Newfoundland and Labrador, is also in the midst of an energy and resources boom that is taxing its ability to provide the skilled labour to complete planned projects. In many cases, the existent population of Newfoundland and Labrador, is […]

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Calgary, boomtown for immigrants

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With the fastest growing immigrant population in Canada, and the country’s first Muslim mayor, Calgary is poised to reap the rewards of Alberta’s energy boom for a wide spectrum of Canadians, including many of its newcomers. Calgary is the largest city in Alberta, and as such is benefitting from the province’s current status as Canada’s […]

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Canada’s hottest jobs

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  Canada is the second largest country in the world in terms of area. Neighbor to USA and having shorelines on both pacific and Atlantic ocean, it is a haven for overseas job seekers from all around the world. Canada has a high rate of per capita income and there are a lot of job […]

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Veils ban at citizenship ceremonies

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Under no exception will new Canadians be able to continue hiding behind a face covering when taking their oath of citizenship, the federal government announced Monday in a move that’s already stirring controversy within and outside the Muslim community. The new rule, which takes effect immediately, means Muslim women will have to remove their niqabs, […]

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