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Filipino Immigrants: To Stay or to Return? – By Asian Pacific Post
July 24, 2014

Underemployed immigrants a loss for Revenue Canada – By Valentina Ruiz Leotaud, Vancouver Observer
July 23, 2014

Temporary foreign workers: Businesses needing skilled workers sideswiped by changes – By Susana Mas, CBC News
July 23, 2014

Filipino Canadians fear end of immigrant dreams for nannies – By Nicholas Keung, the Star
July 22, 2014

Thinking in and out of the immigrant box – By Saumiya Balasubramaniam Globe and Mail
July 21, 2014

Canada’s ‘Express entry’ immigration system a boon for skilled immigrants – By Ishani Duttagupta, Times of India
July 20, 2014

Foreign credential requirements to be eased for 10 additional occupations – By the Star
July 18, 2014

Temporary foreign worker reforms raise ire of film, TV industry – By CBC News
July 16, 2014

ABC sees ‘authenticity’ in fall lineup’s cultural range – By Alex Strachan , Vancouver Sun
July 16, 2014

Feds creating fast track for immigrant entrepreneurs – By Jeremy Nuttall, the Sun News
July 16, 2014

Tightening of foreign worker rules affecting supply of doctors – By the Globe and Mail
July 15, 2014

Liberal immigrations norms make Canada new destination for techies – By Times of India
July 15, 2014

Babies born in Canada to immigrant mothers have lower risk of cerebral palsy, new study finds – By Health Canal
July 14, 2014

Western premiers say their provinces badly need temporary foreign workers – By Lee-Anne Goodman, the Globe and Mail
July 10, 2014

Immigrants Advancing Canada’s Export Agenda, Report Finds – By Kaven Baker-Voakes, the Epoch Times
July 9, 2014

ESL students in the majority at more than 60 schools in Metro Vancouver – By Chad Skelton, Vancouver Sun
July 8, 2014

Feds end Yukon's stand-alone temporary foreign worker program – By CBC News
July 7, 2014

Domestic violence among immigrant women a growing concern – By Shallima Maharaj, Globe News
July 7, 2014 

Minister Alexander Travels to India - Promoting the strong economic ties between Canada and India – By CNW News
July 6, 2014

Foreign worker program a Whistler issue, too – By Clare Ogilvie, the Piquenews Maganize
July 3, 2014

Manitoba’s foreign worker strategy called a model for other provinces – By Joe Friesen, the Globe and Mail
July 2, 2014

PEI, Nova Scotia join Alberta in opposing changes to foreign worker program – By Jane Taber, the Globe and Mail
July 2, 2014

Why is Canada the most tolerant country in the world? Luck – By John Ibbitson, the Globe and Mail
July 2, 2014 

What the United Kingdom could learn from Canada – By Andrew MacDougall, for CBC News
July 1, 2014

Canada Day: A Whistler immigrant’s story – By Vince Shuley, Whistler Question
June 30, 2014

From immigrant to Ottawa: 3 MPs reflect on their Canadian citizenship experience – By CTV News
June 29, 2014

Immigration experts say Bill C-24 discriminatory and weakens citizenship – By Debra Black, the Star
June 27, 2014

Nearly half of immigrant physicians in U.S., Canada forced into ‘survival jobs,’ Toronto study finds – By Ians, Vancouverdesi.com
June 27, 2014

Celebrating influential newcomers – By CNW Newswire
June 26, 2014

CANADA DAY: Canada a special place for immigrant – By Daniel Palmer, Victoria News
June 26, 2014

Shortage of skilled workers could jeopardize Canada's economic future – By HR Reporter
June 26, 2014

B.C. lags behind Ontario and Quebec in immigrant-driven exports – By Don Cayo, Vancouver Sun
June 24, 2014  

Employers, unions not satisfied with temporary foreign worker changes – By Jen St. Denis, Business in Vancouver
June 20, 2014

Government unveils reforms to temporary foreign workers' program – By Peter O’Nell, Vancouver Sun
June 20, 2014

Feds drag feet on inspections of places that employ temporary foreign workers – By the Canadian Press, Postmedia News
June 20, 2014

Syrian refugees: Canada urged to take in 10,000 by 2016 – By Susana Mas, CBC News
June 19, 2014

Canadian government’s citizenship bill faces legal challenge – By Nicholas Keung, the Star
June 19, 2014

A tax checklist for immigrants to Canada – By Tim Cesnick, The Globe and Mail
June 18, 2014

How to increase diversity in the tech industry – By Sarah Juma, the Globe and Mail
June 18, 2014

Immigration bill facing challenge by human rights advocates – By Canadian Press
June 18, 2014

Government of Canada helps establish a new initiative for seniors' Cantonese Opera Troupe in Vancouver – By CNW
June 14, 2014

ESL funding cuts will harm B.C. immigrants’ prospects of success – By Trishna Nazareth, Straight.com
June 13, 2014

Alberta MPs say foreign worker program changes will exacerbate labour shortage – By Josh Wingrove and Bill Curry, the Globe and Mail
June 13, 2014

Canada must overcome sector-specific skills shortages: OECD – Canadian HR Reporter
June 12, 2014

B.C. energy projects may face worker shortfall of 12,000 – By Canadian HR Reporter
June 12, 2014

Treat all Canadian citizens equally under the law - By Globe and Mail
June 10, 2014

Record numbers of international students choose B.C. – By IEC BC
June 9, 2014

Strengthening Canada's Economy Through new Immigrant Investor Program – By Industry Canada News Room
June 6, 2014

Canada Employment Recovers in May, Jobless Rate Climbs – By Nirmala Menon, Wall Street Journal
June 6, 2014

Immigrant Investors Sue Canada Over Program's Cancellation – By Huffington Post Canada
June 6, 2014

Patriarch of B.C. Sikhs, Jack Uppal fought for respect – By Rod Mickleburgh, the Globe and Mail
June 6, 2014

Surrey Punjabi market zoning change gets thumbs up from Metro Vancouver – By Kelly Sinoski, Vancouver Sun
June 6, 2014

Happy ending on horizon for immigrant family seeking reunion in Saskatoon – By Jacob Morgan
June 5, 2014

Study Shows Global Talent Squeeze Continues to Affect Employers – By Deloitte
June 3, 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