Vancouver needs skilled labour from abroad, but once workers arrive, they need local support to be successful. As Paul Mochrine, general manager of human resources for the City of Vancouver says, “Canada’s future prosperity is highly dependent on attracting talented, motivated immigrants and supporting their integration into our labour market. Particularly for a city that…
In Canada, post-secondary education is often seen as necessary in order for youth to compete in the job market and achieve their professional ambitions.
In December 1941, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Canada declared war on Japan. For the more than 22,000 Japanese-Canadians living in British Columbia, the conflict initiated a dark period of suspicion, xenophobia and internment.
Moving halfway across the world is never easy.
Navigating the treacherous seas of the job market is difficult for anyone, much less someone new to the country. As an immigrant herself, Nerella Campigotto, a specialist in international business and intercultural communication with over 20 years of experience, understands the challenges that many newcomers face in the job market. “For a lot of professionals,…
When Misbah Naseer, 27, came to Canada from Saudi Arabia at the age of 12, her idea of beautiful was completely different from her peers in grade eight.
This fall, the Vancouver & Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services Society is offering a leadership training program for immigrant, refugee and visible minority women who have experienced abuse at home.
Prospective immigrants have it tough. They must make the difficult decision to migrate, perform research about their destination, and tie up loose ends in their home country before departing. Adding to this difficult and expensive process is the act of moving itself. It is no wonder that many people are turning to others for help.
One day my husband bought me paint and an easel,” says Iryna Nikitinska on first taking up art in Canada. “The same day my children asked me to draw a dragon.” Nikitinska and her family moved to Vancouver from Ukraine in 2002.Although she had always been interested in drawing, she did not feel she could be an artist in Ukraine.
If you talk to most Brits in Vancouver they’ll tell you of a general malcontent that pervades British life. Even though most live ostensibly privileged lives, they fail to wake up feeling healthy or happy, and this means that something is missing.
Vancouver business wo- man Kim Okran runs 20 International Student Cen- tres. Her early years in Canada puts a human face to the obstacles some immigrants face upon arriving in Canada [Read more…]