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Vietnamese immigrant says 'Thank You, Merci Canada' — in a song – By Robert Bostelaar, Ottawa Citizen
January 23, 2015

Transportation biggest job barrier: report – By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver
January 22, 2015

Canada Shows How to Gain From Immigrants – By Dr. James Lutaaya, All Africa
January 22, 2015

After Winnipeg called worst place in Canada for racism, city leaders admit there is a problem – By Sarah Boesveld, National Post
January 22, 2015

Intel's diversity drive should focus on internal changes, advocates say – By Sarah McBride and Noel Randwich, Canadian HR Reporter
January 21, 2015

Cameroon immigrant accuses Fraser Valley Community College of ‘rip-off’ – By Mark Harvey, CBC News
January 21, 2015

Chinatown residents seek moratorium on condo development – By Frances Bula, Globe and Mail
January 16, 2015

Adopt-a-School: School reeling from severe budget cuts – By Gerry Bellett, Vancouver Sun
January 15, 2015

Quebec to launch consultation on immigration and diversity – By CBC News
January 14, 2015

Editorial: Upholding freedom of expression in face of offensive speech – Vancouver Sun
January 14, 2015

Immigrant incomes show wide gaps between groups – By CBC News
January 12, 2015

Muslim Leaders Condemn Attack, Warn on Anti-Islamic Sentiment in Europe – By Joe Parkinson, Wall Street Journal
January 11, 2015

Birth tourism on the rise in Vancouver and Richmond? – By Erin Ellis and Joanne Lee-Young, Vancouver Sun
January 9, 2015

New immigrant goes missing on first day of school, spends night in vacant house – By CTV News
January 8, 2015

B.C. introduces program to bring in skilled workers faster – By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun
January 7, 2015

2015 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards open call for nominations – By Rattan Mall, Voice
January 6, 2015

Why Express Entry makes sense for immigrants, employers and Canada – By Nick Noorani, Vancouver Desi
January 6, 2015

Cayo: Language still a barrier for many immigrants – By Don Cayo, Vancouver Sun
January 5, 2015

A million jobs are expected to open up in B.C. — and here are the five most in demand – By Gordon Mcintype, The Province
January 3, 2015

What drives anti-immigrant sentiment? – By Ian Buruma, Globe and Mail
January 3, 2015

Iranian immigrant investors shut out of provincial programs – By Tu Thanh Ha, Globe and Mail
January 2, 2015

Immigration changes to watch for in 2015 – By Susana Mas, CBC News
January 1, 2015

North Vancouver Church seeks help for Syrian family – By Christine Lyon, North Shore News
December 31, 2014

Family of foreign workers facing deportation over paperwork error – By Laura Kane, CTV News
December 30, 2014

Five points on Canada’s new system for fast-tracking economic immigrants – By Stephanie Levitz, the Globe and Mail
December 30, 2014

Don Cayo: Canada needs to teach immigrants better language skills - By Don Cayo, Vancouver Sun  
December 30, 2014

The top Canadian jobs for 2015 – and beyond – By Canadian HR Reporter
December 29, 2014

Immigrate to Canada: A Practical Guide and 365 Tips For Newcomers: Your First Year In Canada – By Voice Online
December 29, 2014

Immigrants a key bloc for all parties in 2015 election – By Susan Delacourt, The Star
December 27, 2014

Special Christmas celebration for Saskatoon immigrant families – By CBC News
December 25, 2014

Surrey Sikh community to make Christmas brighter for the city’s Iraqi refugees – By Larissa Cahute, Vancouver Desi
December 24, 2014

More than 260,000 people became new Canadians in 2014 – By Canadian Immigrant Magazine
December 24, 2014

What’s the holdup on Syrian refugees? – By Raja Khouri, Globe and Mail

December 22, 2014

Nova Scotia immigrant faces long wait for family to join her – By Richard Cuthbertson, CBC News
December 17, 2014 

Express entry could sideswipe high-skilled foreign workers – By Susana Mas, CBC News
December 16, 2014

Permanent residency spouse sponsorship delays leave new dad unable to support family – By Rosa Marchitelli, CBC News
December 15, 2014

Statistics Canada Study: Immigration, low income and income inequality in Canada: What's new in the 2000s? – By North Umberland View
December 15, 2014

Microsoft Gets Green Light From Ottawa For Foreign Worker Trainees – By CBC
December 14, 2014

Ottawa apologized to India after Surrey temple event – By Peter O’Neil, Vancouver Sun
December 14, 2014

Muslims beyond the headlines – By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun
December 13, 2014

Immigration express entry: 5 things you need to know – By Susana Mas, CBC News
December 11, 2014

Mostly happier: How new Canadians rate life in their new country – By Michael Snider and Murat Yukselir, Globe and Mail
December 10, 2014

Business-class immigrants feel lowest “attachment” to Canada: Survey – By Vancouver Sun
December 10, 2014

Ottawa asked to lift cap on immigrants Alberta can nominate for permanent jobs – By Canadian HR Reporter
December 9, 2014

Province to stop paying for adult ESL and academic upgrading courses – By Tracy Sherlock, Vancouver Sun
December 8, 2014

Yuen Pau Woo on Canada’s connection to Asia: ‘We have to figure out our energy relationship’ – By Monica Pohlmann, Globe and Mail
December 6, 2014

Canada's unemployment rate goes up as the country lost 10,700 jobs in November- By Andy Blatchford, CP 24
December 5, 2014

Ottawa about to relaunch multi-millionaire visa program – By Peter O’Neil, Vancouver Sun
December 4, 2014

Canada set to slash massive wealthy-immigrant investor program to only about 50 spots: Report – By Staff Reporter, The Province
December 4, 2014

Express entry: How will skilled immigrants rank? – By CBC News
December 3, 2014

Feds increase Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program numbers – By CBC News
December 1, 2014

CFIB wants Temporary Foreign Worker Program replaced by special visa – By Canadian HR Reporter
December 1, 2014

Cold-weather courses break ice for immigrants new to Canadian winters – By Ingrid Peritz, Globe and Mail   
December 1, 2014

New program to help immigrants work in their fields – By Tracy Sherlock, Vancouver Sun
November 29, 2014

Campaign focuses on challenges facing abused immigrant women – By MOSAIC
November 29, 2014

Why immigrant kids become homeless: study finds cultural clash with parents is the top reason – By the Star
November 27, 2014

Barbara Yaffe: CMHC insists Vancouver housing market not over-valued – By Barbara Yafffe, Vancouver Sun
November 26, 2014

Online Tutorials Target Skilled Immigrant Opportunity – By Sangeeta Subramanian, HRVOICE
November 24, 2014

Douglas Todd: Lessons from U.K. migration debate – By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun
November 24, 2014

Express entry immigration system starts Jan. 1, leaving employers uncertain – By CBC News
November 24, 2014

Immigrants took the brunt of recession-year turn toward self-employment – By Nicholas Keung, the Star
November 21, 2014 

Mario Canseco: Chinese community remains divided on importance of ‘head tax’ apology – By Mario Canseco, Vancouver Sun
November 20, 2014

Richmond protesters blame immigration for their traffic woes (with video) – By Philip Raphael, Richmond News
November 20, 2014

Students taking ownership of eliminating bullying | Video – By Austion M. Davis, Vancouver Sun
November 20, 2014

More condos needed to keep up with immigrant demand, CIBC says – By Pete Evans, CBC News
November 19, 2014

Three degrees of frustration for Jordanian immigrant – By Herald Business
November 19, 2014

Clampdown on foreign workers puts Banff in a bind – By Renata D’Aliesio, the Globe and Mail
November 17, 2014

Canada Needs a Plan to Address Violence Against Immigrant and Refugee Women – By Huffington Post
November 17, 2014

The heritage battle for Chinatown – By John MaCkie, Vancouver Sun
November 15, 2014

Canada's job market growth spurt gives youths a chance to exit parents' basement – By Greg Quinn, Vancouver Sun
November 13, 2014

Canadian attitudes towards immigrants conflicted, poll says – By CBC News
November 12, 2014

Canada Needs to Walk the Talk on Multiculturalism – By David Langtry, Huffingtonpost.ca
November 12, 2014

Majority of workers want office holiday party: Survey – By Canadian HR Reporter
November 12, 2014

Universities say foreign worker crackdown makes recruitment difficult – By Simona Chiose, the Globe and Mail
November 11, 2014

Surrey’s Dr. Parmjit Sohal named family physician of the year for B.C.
November 8, 2014

Temporary Foreign Worker Program sanctions Alberta lodging company – By CBC News
November 6, 2014

New bill shuts door to immigrants in polygamous, forced marriages – By Karolyn Coorsh, CTV News
November 5, 2014

Canada’s top 100 employers for 2015 announced – By Canadian HR Reporter
November 4, 2014

Refugee health care: This is deadline day for Ottawa's new policy – By Susana Mas, CBC News
November 4, 2014

Immigrant experience revealed in prose, verse and photography – By Dennis, Bolen, Special to the Sun
November 2, 2014

Foreign caregivers no longer have to live with employer – By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun
November 1, 2014 

Canada to open the door wider to ‘higher calibre’ immigrants – By Joe Friesen, Globe and Mail
October 31, 2014

How would you save Vancouver in two minutes? Mayoral Forum in Chinatown – By Vancouver Observer
October 31, 2014

Vancouver mayoral candidates debate issues of race and discrimination – By Matthew Robinson, Vancouver Sun
October 30, 2014

Refugee health cuts: Tories prep contingency plan as deadline looms – By CBC News
October 30, 2014

Nominations are open for Best Immigrant Entrepreneur Award
October 29, 2014 

West Vancouver barber bringing joy of soccer to refugee kids – By Larissa Cahute, the Province
October 29, 2014

Silicon Valley's "Body Shop" Secret: Highly Educated Foreign Workers Treated Like Indentured Servants – BY Stephen Stock, Julie Putnam, Scott Pham and Jeremy Carroll, NBC News
October 29, 2014

Douglas Todd: Is Burnaby mosque a victim of its own openness? – By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun  
October 24, 2014

Douglas Todd: Project battles stigma of mental illness among Asian men – By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun
October 24, 2014

Canada Job Grand applications accepted in BC. – By Canadian Press – BC Local News
October 24, 2014

Immigrant Experience in Canada Revealed in New Book – By Broadwayworld.com
October 23, 2014

Thousands of temporary foreign workers lose chance to stay in Alberta – By Sheila Pratt, Edmonton Journal
October 22, 2014

Mid-sized companies looking to hire: Survey – By Canadian HR Reporter
October 22, 2014

Canada's 'Q' host Jian Ghomeshi speaks of life as an immigrant – By Mark Roth / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 19, 2014

CBC's Sheila Coles: I have an immigrant story myself – By Sheila Coles, CBC News
October 19, 2014

Can city regulate foreign language signs? - By Graeme Wood, Richmond News
October 19, 2014

Visa program opens doors to overseas talent – By Brenda Bouw, the Globe and Mail
October 15, 2014

Refugee in limbo, protected and inadmissible at same time – By Nicholas Keung, the Star
October 15, 2014  

Toronto's leading mayoral candidates debate economic, immigration issues – By CBC News
October 14, 2014

Out of the kitchen and into the Dragons’ Den for Vikram Vij – By Marsha Lederman, the Globe and Mail
October 14, 2014

Montreal’s French invasion: Why immigrants from France are moving in en masse – By Benjamin Shingler, the Globe and Mail
October 14, 2014

Canada Border Services Agency considered putting immigrants in federal prisons – By Jim Bronskill, the Star
October 13, 2014

Christian university graduate alleges religious discrimination in job rejection – Canadian HR Reporter
October 10, 2014 

Restaurant signs warn foreign worker cuts will create slower service – By CBC News
October 10, 2014

Ottawa slow to monitor temporary foreign worker program compliance – By Bill Curry, Globe and Mail
October 10, 2014

VIFF features on Chinatown and Japantown raise questions about Vancouver's urban changes – By Craig Takeuchi, Straight.com
October 9, 2014

ISIS’ name causes confusion for Halifax immigrant organization – By O’Canada
October 9, 2014

Prentice says time critical factor in Alberta's worker shortage – By Dean Bennett, Canadian HR Reporter
October 6, 2014

Are we still that compassionate Canada? – By Lorna Dueck, Globe and Mail
October 6, 2014

Hundreds sign petition calling for more immigrant teachers – By CBC News
October 6, 2014

B.C. premier chides federal overhaul of temporary foreign-workers’ program – By News1130
October 2, 2014

Ottawa to review data on employers who rely on temporary foreign workers – By Renata D’Aliesio and Bill Curry, Globe and Mail
October 2, 2014

Google's Eric Schmidt talks about hiring Canadian talent – By Canadian HR Reporter
October 2, 2014

Refugee health care changes complex: feds – By Stephanie Levitz, Metro News
October 1, 2014

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NSWAC Newsletter

Volume 3 - May 2014

Volume 2 - October 2013

The North Shore Welcoming Action Committee will be hosting themed Community Dialogues that
will be inspired by experts, art, food and story. The intent of the dialogues is to provide the whole community an opportunity to learn more about the challenges faced by newcomers and issues related to the development of welcoming and inclusive communities.

The first NSWAC Community Dialogue was held September 17th at the Pinnacle Hotel. The dialogue featured Lionel Laroche and the 100 attendees gave the event high marks for content CommUNITY Dialogue #1 Featuring Lionel Laroche and organization. Most stated that they had a better understanding of the issues, were inspired to take a larger role in the development of a more welcoming North Shore and would encourage others to participate in upcoming dialogues.

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Volume 1 - May 2013

On May 23, in an unprecedented event, 90 community service providers representing 39 organizations and agencies, gathered to network—and take a good run at answering this big question.

The goal was to paint a fuller picture of existing services for North Shore newcomers, and gauge our overall receptiveness to new immigrants and refugees.

How did it go? Over 90% gave the event full marks as an opportunity to share what’s working, what gaps need attention, and ways to encourage more people to see their own role in the welcome effort on the North Shore. This newsletter is a summary of the input of the attendees.

To read the newsletter, simply click here.  

Volume 1, Issue 1. March, 2010

Topics in this issue:

1. Our Welcoming Communities
2. Focus
Groups—Let Your Voice Be Heard
3. Health and Wellness Project for Newcomers

Volume 1, Issue 2. July, 2010

Topics in this issue:

1. Settlement Workers in Schools
2. Responding to Racism Project

3. North Vancouver City Library Programs for Youth