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Canada to attract more workers to agri-food sector

July 12, 2019 – Mississauga – Canada is launching a new 3-year economic immigration pilot that will fill labour shortages, particularly in meat processing and mushroom production, within the agri-food sector and help meet Canada’s ambitious export targets. “Today we are delivering on something that employers, unions, and migrant workers have been calling on government to do for over a decade – ... Read More »

B.C. immigrants earn less, see their work credentials devalued: Vancity report

NEW Canadians in B.C. earn eight per cent less than workers who are at least third generation Canadian, while immigrants in Vancouver earn 18 per cent less, a new Vancity report has found. Recognizing the Problem: Workplace credentials and the newcomer experience in B.C also shows that B.C. immigrants with the same workplace credentials and language abilities as third-plus generation Canadians earn ... Read More »

Meet the future leaders: Inspiring South Asian Youth

The South Asian immigrant community has made a special place in the hearts of Canadians with all the hard work and commitment to help other community members. Now generation next is ready to take Canada to the next level of development. This young generation is committed and passionate to serve the society along with building unique business opportunities. Many inspirational ... Read More »

Surrey Board of Trade partners with Surrey Schools to help students plan their careers

THE Surrey Board of Trade and the Surrey School District have signed an agreement to work together to develop programs and strategies designed to prepare students for their future careers. In order for students to fully appreciate the range of career options open to them, determine their values, explore interests, experience work environments and benefit from mentorship relationships, they must have ... Read More »

Naitik Mehta: Finding ability in disability

BY Surbhi Gogia A recent article in The Economist mentioned that a lot more Indian technology talent is flocking to Canada after US has tightened its rules for visa. The article makes special reference that Canada is giving a red carpet welcome to these talented people. “Canada is gambling that by the time America wakes up to the cost of ... Read More »

World Sikh Organization launches Sikh Mentorship Program

THE World Sikh Organization of Canada has announced the launch of the Sikh Mentorship Program (SMP). The SMP is designed to connect Sikh professionals with Sikh students (16+) who are seeking guidance and direction academically or professionally. Alongside mentor-mentee matching, the Sikh Mentorship Program will also include workshops, panels, and networking events. The program is sponsored in part by the Government ... Read More »

Surrey Board of Trade heads to India; looking for 20 businesses for Global India Trip

Surrey Board of Trade, World Trade Centre-Mumbai & AIAI partner together for the India Global Economic Summit, March 6-8, 2019 THE Surrey Board of Trade has begun its promotion of its 2nd Global India Trip to meet their partners: World Trade Centre-Mumbai and the All India Association of Industries (AIAI). A Memorandum of Understanding was signed with both organizations and the ... Read More »

B.C.’s Peter Dhillon inducted into Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

Toronto (IANS): Peter Dhillon, who is the country’s biggest cranberry grower, has made history with his induction into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame. The British Columbia-based Dhillon is the first person of visible minority to join the company of Canadians who have made their mark in agriculture and agro-food business. Dhillon is also the current chairman of Ocean Spray – ... Read More »

WorkSafeBC raising awareness about impairment in the workplace

WORKSAFEBC is launching an awareness campaign to educate employers and workers about impairment in the workplace, as the legalization of recreational cannabis takes effect October 17. “Impairment in the workplace isn’t a new issue in B.C., but it’s become top of mind as cannabis becomes legal for recreational use,” said Tom Brocklehurst, Director of Prevention Practices and Quality for WorkSafeBC. “We’re ... Read More »