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 House Price Rise in Vancouver Mirrors the Problem in Sydney 

The rapid rise in Vancouver’s property prices has drawn comparisons with the housing situation in Sydney, where the average price of homes have become the highest in Australia. The high prices are the result of high demand by wealthy, well-educated immigrants. In the past 15 to 20 years, Vancouver has seen more millionaires immigrate to the city than all of ... Read More »

 New Project to Boost Economic Opportunities for Immigrant Women 

The Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA) has been given over $200,000 by the federal government for a 36-month project to bolster the economic opportunities of immigrant women working in Calgary’s food industry. The scheme will improve their access to services such as childcare, training, and mentoring, and will also facilitate cooperation among women, businesses, and service providers. Source: Immigration.ca Read More »

New TFW Program Penalty Appeals Process Criticized 

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business have criticized the lack of an independent appeals process for the ‘extreme’ new penalties imposed on employers who break the rules when hiring foreign workers. Experts warn that the severe penalties and lack of an appeals process “could put employers out of business“, while individuals seeking to hire a ... Read More »