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  • Spotlight on immigrant voices at TIFF 2019 From veteran directors to first-time feature filmmakers, immigrants continued to tell compelling stories at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) that was held from September 5-15, 2019. Canadian Immigrant spotlights a few these talented voices who brought their own newcomer experiences to the big screen this year. The Masters Atom Egoyan, an ...
  • The unifying power of sports. Let’s go Raptors! The share of immigrants in Canada has reached its highest level in almost a century – nearly 22 percent of the population, with the country welcoming 1.2 million new immigrants between 2011 and 2016 alone, according to the latest census numbers. And, new arrivals are always faced with challenges no ...
  • Conveying a ‘welcome home’ message to Toronto’s newest residents Vera Dodic, manager, Toronto Newcomer Office, asks newcomers to call the city ‘home’. Vera Dodic grew up never imagining that she would live anywhere but in Belgrade, the city where she was born in former Yugoslavia. Having worked with refugees and internally displaced people back home, She experienced first-hand the ...
  • Eleven communities across Canada chosen for rural immigration pilot Eleven rural and northern communities have been selected as part of the new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot to invite newcomers to make these communities their home. As the Canadian population ages and the birth rate declines, rural Canada’s workforce has seen a significant decrease in available workers. This pilot will ...
  • Canada’s First-Time Home Buyer Incentive Could Backfire, U.K.’s Experience Shows The federal government’s new plan to help homebuyers could loosen the country’s housing supply crunch and help more Canadians get onto the property ladder ― but it could also worsen affordability and mean a new financial risk for the country’s government-run mortgage insurer. The federal government on Monday announced details ...