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‘I have a country now’: Canada’s newest citizens get sworn-in during Dartmouth ceremony

‘I have a country now’: Canada’s newest citizens get sworn-in during Dartmouth ceremony “Living as a refugee means you have no rights. There was no life, no future because you cannot attend school, you cannot get a good job because you have no documents,” he said. Ibrahim was one of 42 people from 20 countries around the world who were ... Read More »

Canada adds 79,000 jobs in December, pushing jobless rate to lowest level since 1976

Canada adds 79,000 jobs in December, pushing jobless rate to lowest level since 1976 Canada added 79,000 jobs last month, blowing past expectations and pushing the jobless rate to its lowest level since 1976. The jobless rate was pushed down two-tenths of a percentage point to 5.7 per cent, Statistics Canada reported Friday. That’s the lowest on record since comparable ... Read More »

4,000 new immigrants called Nova Scotia home in 2017

4,000 new immigrants called Nova Scotia home in 2017 The Nova Scotia government says 2017 was a banner year for attracting immigrants to the province, with nearly 4,000 newcomers calling Canada’s Ocean Playground home. By late October, 3,845 immigrants had settled here, said Immigration Minister Lena Diab. She expects that number to pass 4,000 when the full 2017 numbers are ... Read More »

The 10 most common occupations in Canada last year, according to 2016 census

The 10 most common occupations in Canada last year, according to 2016 census The top 10 occupations in Canada last year for men and women, according to the 2016 census: WOMEN Retail salespersons Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses Cashiers Elementary school and kindergarten teachers Administrative assistants Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations Administrative officers Nurse aides, ... Read More »

U.S. Is Losing Its Appeal For International Students

U.S. Is Losing Its Appeal For International Students The U.S. may still be the world’s most popular higher education destination but new figures show it is losing its appeal for international students. Although the number of international students has reached a record high – topping the one million mark for the second consecutive year – the rate of growth has ... Read More »

South Korea’s newest pop hit features a video filmed entirely in Vancouver

South Korea’s newest pop hit features a video filmed entirely in Vancouver With locations including the Stanley Park seawall, a retro garage and an eerily empty White Rock pier, South Korea’s newest K-Pop hit just happens to feature a music video filmed entirely in Metro Vancouver. “Likey,” by the nine-member girl group Twice, features a who’s who of Vancouver’s most ... Read More »

21.9% of Canadians are immigrants, the highest share in 85 years: StatsCan

21.9% of Canadians are immigrants, the highest share in 85 years: StatsCan The share of immigrants in Canada has reached its highest level in almost a century, according to 2016 census figures released Wednesday. The Statistics Canada data also shows the Indigenous population is growing at more than four times the rate of the non-Indigenous population, reaching nearly 1.7 million in ... Read More »

Trump administration red tape tangles up visas for skilled foreigners, data shows

Trump administration red tape tangles up visas for skilled foreigners, data shows The Trump administration is making it more difficult for skilled foreigners to work in the United States, challenging visa applications more often than at nearly any point in the Obama era, according to data reviewed by Reuters.    The more intense scrutiny of the applications for H-1B visas comes ... Read More »

Toronto’s Filipino community celebrates with song and adobo at Taste of Manila festival

Toronto’s Filipino community celebrates with song and adobo at Taste of Manila festival In Toronto’s Little Manila this weekend, barbecue, adobo and karaoke delight the throngs filling the city’s Wilson Heights neighbourhood. Last year, festival organizers say the event drew 350,000 visitors — about as many Filipino residents living and working here in Toronto. Many of those residents came to ... Read More »

Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary among world’s top five most liveable cities: The Economist

Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary among world’s top five most liveable cities: The Economist The Economist has released its annual ranking of the world’s most liveable cities and three of the top five are in Canada. Once again, Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary sit on the list’s third, fourth and fifth spots respectively. At fourth spot, Toronto scored an overall rating of 97.2, ... Read More »