1. Burnaby program for senior immigrants

    August 22, 2016 by Didi Korcheva

    A new program aiming to reduce isolation for Vancouver immigrants 50 or older will run every Friday from September 30 to November 4. This is an initiative of the B.C. Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support and Burnaby Community Services and it will take place at the Brentwood Community Resource Centre, located at 2055 Rosser Ave. Burnaby, BC V5C 5Y1.

    Read more here and to register contact Lin Chen at 604-688-1927 ext. 225.

  2. Internships for Syrian Refugees

    August 19, 2016 by Didi Korcheva

    We all know how important it is for immigrants to be able to gain Canadian experience so they have a better chance of finding a job. One company in Vancouver has decided they would like to offer Syrian refugees this opportunity. Globalme, a language and technology company, is offering 3 paid internships to refugees from Syria. Read more on the CBC website and listen to the interview with Globalme’s marketing manager Erik de Vries.

  3. ISS of BC Welcome Centre

    June 6, 2016 by Didi Korcheva

    A unique centre for refugees and immigrants has opened its doors. Named “first of its kind in the world” this facility will offer housing, healthcare, trauma support, youth and child services as well as ESL, and employment assistance and other support services. New immigrants and refuges will have access to programs in one place to help them transition into their new lives. Visit the website here and read more on the CBCNews website.

  4. Grandparents and grandchildren living together

    May 30, 2016 by Didi Korcheva

    South Asian grandparents are more likely to live with their grandchildren than any other ethnic group in Canada, new research …
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  5. Rich kids in Vancouver

    April 18, 2016 by Didi Korcheva

    Recently the New York Times published an article titled “Chinese Scions’ Song: My Daddy’s Rich and My Lamborghini’s Good Looking” about the children of the rich and powerful in China living in Vancouver. Their purchasing power and the effect on Vancouver’s real estate had been featured in the New Yorker earlier in February. Read the New York Times piece here and the New Yorker article following this link.

  6. Workplace integration for immigrants aged 45 and over

    March 4, 2016 by Didi Korcheva

    The Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) has a new 12-week program to assist mature immigrants with employment opportunities. Workshops in Vancouver start on March 14 and to be eligible you must be:

    – A mature immigrant (Permanent Resident or a Citizen) 45 years or older
    – Unemployed, underemployed under 20 hours per week
    – Non – EI recipient and not attending school
    – Job ready, committed and motivated to enter local labour market
    – Resident in metro Vancouver area

    For more information and to sign up visit the PICS websit

  7. Defense Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan – a Vancouver immigrant who made it to the top

    February 23, 2016 by Didi Korcheva

    The Los Angeles Times recently ran an article about Canada’s Defense Minister, Harjit Singh Sajjan, and his immigrant journey. Growing up as a Sikh immigrant in Vancouver and later his career choices led him to an appointment as Defense Minister by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He has since made his impression on the world stage. Read more in the the Los Angeles Times article.

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