March 9, 2014 by Didi Korcheva
The Vancouver Sun published some numbers on immigration in Vancouver to counter the claims by the Canada West Foundation that immigration to BC has been stagnant since 2000.
March 7, 2014 by Didi Korcheva
CelticFest Vancouver celebrates its 10th year anniversary from March 8-16 with a great variety of events to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day. The director of programming and production said in an article in the Globe and Mail: “There’s been a huge influx of Irish immigrants into Vancouver in the past few years – literally thousands of people have moved here from Ireland.” Resources for newcomers include Irish in Vancouver, Irish Women’s Network of BC, Irish Sporting and Social Club, Vancouver Irish Business and Enterprise, and the Irish Club of White Rock.
March 3, 2014 by Didi Korcheva
According to psychiatrist Soma Ganesan, The Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture (VAST) will lose 75 percent of its funding due to the federal government takeover of settlement services. The article appeared in the Georgia Straight.
February 28, 2014 by Didi Korcheva
Amina and Loig Morin, recent immigrants from France, created this video to thank Vancouver for being such a great city.
February 27, 2014 by Didi Korcheva
The Discover Bulgaria Festival will take place on Saturday, March 8th at the St. Archangel Michael’s – Serbian Orthodox Church in Burnaby from 1pm-10pm. For more information visit the Bulgarian-Canadian Society of British Columbia.
February 24, 2014 by Didi Korcheva
The government of BC will provide $10.5 million for ESL funding in schools across the province, according to the Vancouver Sun. This will impact schools across Vancouver, including Vancouver Community College, Douglas College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langara College, Capilano University, BCIT and other. This one-time funding is intended to help transition to a new model of handling immigrant settlement services as a result of the cancellation of the Canada-BC Immigration Agreement.
February 16, 2014 by Didi Korcheva
The BC Immigrant Investment Fund, responsible for managing approximately $400 million generated by the Federal Investor Program, will lose these funds. The Federal Investor Program has been abolished (not to be confused with the BC Provincial Nominee Business Program), which in turn will have an impact on a variety of projects and investments in companies, mostly located in the Vancouver area, according to the Vancouver Sun.