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On a weekly basis, TCET compiles and posts relevant media coverage related to employment, settlement and language services.

Justin Trudeau: Canada Has Capacity To Process Refugees 

August 5, 2017 • Huffington Post

Trudeau took pains to reassure Canadians that the country has the resources and the capacity to deal with the sudden spike in asylum seekers that have crossed into Quebec in recent weeks. But in a departure from his usual rhetoric on immigration, he also made it clear that anyone who is caught trying to enter the country illegally would be required to navigate the proper immigration channels.

Douglas Todd: New 10-year visas stoke housing booms in Vancouver and Toronto

August 6, 2017 • Vancouver Sun

The phenomenal popularity of Canada’s new 10-year visas is a key factor behind the latest housing booms in Vancouver and Toronto, say immigration specialists. The former Conservative government began offering the 10-year visas in February 2014. As a result, in that first year, the number of travel visas handed to Chinese nationals tripled to 337,000. 

 

Young artists find inspiration in tragedy to help fund trauma kit for Syrian refugees

August 6, 2017 • CBC News

Hyder and Alabdeh are two of eight artists with Young Artists for Syria, a project with MY Voice Canada, whose work is being auctioned off in an effort to raise funds for an Arabic-language mental wellness project by the Syrian Canadian Foundation and the Al-Qazzaz Foundation for Education and Development (QED).

 

New Canadians learn to cycle the city in Vancouver bike host program

August 6, 2017 • CBC News

The joint initiative of HUB Cycling — a non-profit organization that promotes cycling in Vancouver — and Immigrant Services Society of B.C. connects Vancouver cyclists with refugees and other newcomers who want to learn how to cycle in the city.

 

Children applying for Canadian citizenship face hefty fee

August 8, 2017 • Toronto Star

Ottawa is treating minors like adults when it comes to charging them for their citizenship applications. Although recent changes to the citizenship act allow those under age 18 to make an application without their parents, they must pay the same fee as adults — $530. By contrast, the fee is $100 for minors who apply for citizenship together with their parents.

 

We’re speaking more languages, but is our landscape more diverse?

August 8, 2017 • The Globe and Mail

As of 2016, 23 per cent of Canadians have a language other than English or French as their “mother tongue.” That figure rises to 29 per cent in Ontario and a remarkable 47 per cent – almost one in two – in Toronto. A closer look at the census findings should really prompt us to ask whether – in the context of an increasingly interconnected world – we are diverse enough.

 

Why women are coming to Canada just to give birth

August 8, 2017 • Maclean’s

Her husband waiting at home, Melody had entered B.C. on a visitors’ visa, intending to stay for months, for the sole purpose of having a baby on Canadian soil — thereby guaranteeing that baby citizenship. In the majority of cases, a Canadian passport is less a backdoor entrance into a Canada than an insurance policy for parents hoping to give their children better options.

 

Nigerian refugee 'really, really' happy B.C. makes adult basic education and ESL free again

August 8, 2017 • Vancouver Sun 

When Joy Chukwura heard the news that adult basic education and English as a second language courses would once again be free in B.C., she could barely contain herself. After the change, in 2015, the cost of adult basic education and ESL fees jumped to as high as $1,600 per semester of full-time studies, and enrollment dropped 35 per cent.

 

These Are The Most Common Languages Spoken In Canada In 2017

August 8, 2017 • Huffington Post

The recent information from Statistics Canada about Canadians' mother tongues showed that the percentage of the population that speaks English is currently almost 60 per cent, while the percentage that speaks French is 21 per cent. That means there are plenty of people in Canada who don't speak in any of the official languages at all, which corresponds to the 2011 Census finding of one in five Canadians not speaking English at home.

 

Trump's proposed immigration act mimics Canada's system — but don't be fooled

August 9, 2017 • The Globe and Mail

In one way, Donald Trump’s proposed RAISE Act mimics the points-based immigration system that Canada has used for half a century. In another, much more important way, it is the complete opposite. The two settler countries have embraced radically different philosophies toward immigration in this century. Canada is counting on large numbers of newcomers to sustain its economy and slow the aging of its population. The United States appears increasingly determined to shut itself off from the world.

 

These are the jobs that will get you a better raise next year 

August 9, 2017 • Global News

Canadians can expect to see an average salary raise of 2.3 per cent next year, according to a new survey of employers. That’s just a tick above the actual average raise of 2.2 per cent that companies have registered so far this year, according to research by Morneau Shepell, a human resources consulting company. It’s also comfortably above inflation, which currently stands at around 1 per cent in Canada.

 

Immigrants bring hard work ethic           

August 10, 2017 • Prince George Citizen

When Henry Novak and his brothers arrived in Canada in 1967 to escape a lack of opportunity in their native Slovenia, they had no option but to work hard. They came without money or English, with the hope of getting a job with their brother Tony who had preceded them in their journey to Canada, and was working as a logger in the B.C. interior.

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
Toronto Employment & Social Services
Government of Saskatchewan
Jobillico
Region of Peel
Employment Ontario
Ford Toronto Area Ford Dealers
Service Canada