immigrants

The Resilience BC hub, operated by the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society, now offers access to racism and hate crime reporting and anti-racism support services online in 13 languages. (Photo vircs.com)

Victoria-led anti-racism initiative broadens reach, lowers barriers

Access to Resilience BC’s online hub now available in 13 languages

  • Oct 29, 2021

 

Syed Hussan, Executive Director of Migrant Workers Alliance, speaks to demonstrators during an action in support of migrant worker rights in front of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, in Toronto, on Sunday, Aug., 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Refusal rate for immigration on humanitarian and compassionate grounds rising: data

The 2021 figures, which only include up to Feb. 28, show the rate of applications refused climbed to 70%

 

Tima Kurdi, touches a photo of her nephews Alan, left, and Ghalib Kurdi while speaking to the media outside her home in Coquitlam, B.C., on Thursday September 3, 2015. Alan, his older brother Ghalib and their mother Rehan died as they tried to reach Europe from Syria. The uncle of the three-year-old Syrian boy whose lifeless body has put a devastating human face on the Syrian refugee crisis has assailed Canada’s refugee process. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada is the most migrant friendly country in the world, according to Gallup

This is Gallup’s second administration of its Migrant Acceptance Index.

 

Coun. Sharmarke Dubow is nominated to be one of Canada’s top 25 immigrants. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

Victoria councillor nominated one of Canada’s top immigrants

Coun. Sharmarke Dubow is a finalist in the Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards

Coun. Sharmarke Dubow is nominated to be one of Canada’s top 25 immigrants. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
The ICA is offering some of its services online to help immigrants. (Black Press Media file photo)

New immigrants to Victoria have online options to combat isolation

The Inter-Cultural Association is going digital to comply with COVID-19 standards

The ICA is offering some of its services online to help immigrants. (Black Press Media file photo)
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B.C. immigrant group to launch legal clinics for newcomers

The society will use the money to hire lawyers and legal staff for no cost to its clients.

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Joel Exposito is the new owner of Fresko Fine Foods on Yates Street. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Cuban immigrant captures his dream of restaurant ownership in Victoria

Joel Exposito bought his own restaurant 14 years after moving to Canada

Joel Exposito is the new owner of Fresko Fine Foods on Yates Street. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)