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Nearly 25% of Canadian workers are immigrants, new data shows

Nearly 25% of Canadian workers are immigrants, new data shows

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Nearly 25% of Canadian workers are immigrants, new data shows     CIC News November 29, 2017  by Stephen Smith and Eman Katem     Census data reveals insights on immigration and labour. Immigrants have made important gains in Canada’s workforce over the last 10 years and more than 50 per...


 Highlights: Statistics Canada's final release of 2016 census data

Highlights: Statistics Canada's final release of 2016 census data

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada issued its sixth and final batch of 2016 census numbers Wednesday, this one focused on education, labour, journey to work, language of work and mobility and migration.  THE CANADIAN PRESS - Published on: November 29, 2017  Some highlights: — Canada ranked first...


New Google earbuds offer real-time translation feature

New Google earbuds offer real-time translation feature

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News / Youth / Families

A demonstration of translating languages through Google Pixel Buds at a Google event at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)    Published Thursday, October 5, 2017 CTV News   Google on Wednesday introduced new Pixel ear buds that the company says...


What is Abuse?  A booklet that explains abuse and possible courses of action.  Available in numerous languages!

What is Abuse? A booklet that explains abuse and possible courses of action. Available in numerous languages!

Abuse is Wrong in any Language (The complete booklet is below, so it can be translated using Google Translate on the RRLIP website, as not all languages have a PDF version available)  Justice Canada would like to thank the Shield of Athena for its contribution to this booklet. This booklet...


IRCC expands its presence in China through new Visa Application Centres (VACs)

IRCC expands its presence in China through new Visa Application Centres (VACs)

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News Release from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada November 17, 2017 – Ottawa  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is expanding its Visa Application Centre (VAC) Network in China, increasing its geographic reach as Canada looks for new ways to support the growth...


 IRCC invites 2,750 Express Entry candidates to apply in November 15 draw

IRCC invites 2,750 Express Entry candidates to apply in November 15 draw

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has invited 2,750 candidates in the Express Entry pool to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a draw that took place on Nov.15.  The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of the lowest-ranked candidate issued an Invitation to Apply...


Google Adds 21 New Languages to Voice Typing

Google Adds 21 New Languages to Voice Typing

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Google is used around the world - and is updating it's service to include more languages.   Info from a Google article Using your voice to dictate a message can be up to three times faster than typing. With this in mind, Google is bringing voice typing (talking to your phone instead of typing)...


 After Syria initiative, UN looks to Canada as a refugee haven

After Syria initiative, UN looks to Canada as a refugee haven

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Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, says there is an urgent need to resettle women. ‘They are vulnerable to violence, to exploitation.’ Rohingya women stand atop a hill near the border with Myanmar in September. Photo Sergey Ponomarev/NYT Story Les...


Express Entry tie-break procedure explained

Express Entry tie-break procedure explained

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Express Entry tie-break procedure explained   CIC News November 15, 2017 By Stephen Smith   The two most recent draws from the Express Entry pool saw Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) make use of the tie-break procedure that it introduced in June.   The new procedure...


New Funding for Settlement Service Delivery Improvement Opens Nov 14! Check out the information from IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada).

New Funding for Settlement Service Delivery Improvement Opens Nov 14! Check out the information from IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada).

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New Funding Opportunity from IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)    Competition opens today - Tuesday, Nov 14/17.     Settlement service delivery improvement funding from IRCC! IRCC is looking to fund projects that will help us improve our settlement services and help us...