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BMO looks to tap newcomer talent pool with refugee, immigrant recruitment program

Stephanie Hughes

Publishing date:Aug 18, 2022  •  19 hours ago 

The Bank of Montreal has another tactic in the financial sector’s war for talent: recruiting refugees.

BMO Financial Group launched its BMO Newcomer Talent Program last week, seeking to recruit displaced people, immigrants and refugees to bank roles in Canada and the U.S. The campaign comes at a time when crises across the globe have more refugees resettling in North America and as the banking industry grapples with a talent shortage.

Racist incidents happen 'over and over again,' activists say after tirade goes viral

RNC investigating viral video of racist tirade

Darrell Roberts · CBC News · Posted: Aug 22, 2022 7:00 AM NT | Last Updated: 7 hours ago

Two people stand outside in front of a blue building. The person on the left is wearing a bright green shirt while the person on the right wear a black shirt.

Leaders of a Newfoundland and Labrador anti-racism group say a viral TikTok video of a man's racist and homophobic tirade is just the latest sign that hate-motivated incidents are escalating — and more needs to happen to stop them.

Ukranian refugees overwhelmed by challenges

Steven Wilhelm,  Submitted

Publishing date:Aug 17, 2022  

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Fleeing their war-torn home country, Ukrainian families are still facing challenges in the safety of Canada’s boarders.

According to Fleeha Ahmad, a program coordinator and settlement counsellor with Rocky View Immigrant Services, some of the biggest problems facing Ukrainian refugees right now are housing availability and obtaining important documents like SIN numbers and Alberta Health cards.

Windsor sees rise in South Asian languages, Arabic as first spoken language: StatsCan

'Windsor has been a favourable destination' says South Asian Centre

CBC News · Posted: Aug 18, 2022 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: 4 hours ago

The number of people who speak South Asian languages or Arabic as their first language in Windsor-Essex has seen a sharp rise since the last census, something that people in those communities say reflects the region's growing multiculturalism.

Canada needs to 'do better' when recruiting foreign workers, federal minister says

Employers need to treat workers with ‘dignity and respect,’ Sean Fraser says

Kevin Yarr · CBC News · Posted: Aug 18, 2022 6:00 AM AT | Last Updated: 2 hours ago

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Minister Sean Fraser

'We cannot create a situation that allows employers with impunity to have their workers become destitute,' says Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Sean Fraser. (CBC)

Writing the stories of Afghan women, one step at a time

The Shoe Project paired Canadian mentors with women who escaped Afghanistan after the fall of Kabul

Katherine Govier

Toronto Star

Friday, August 12, 2022

The January snow-laden trees outside my Toronto window were far away from the empty concrete walls of a room somewhere in Pakistan. I reached out with my voice to close the distance. I had just begun working with a group of young Afghan women who fled their country after the fall of Kabul on Aug. 15, 2021.

Immigration Minister responds to criticism over Afghan resettlement numbers

Government promised a year ago to resettle 40K Afghans. Only about 17,300 have made it to Canada

CBC Radio · Posted: Aug 16, 2022 11:46 AM ET | Last Updated: August 16

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Sean Fraser says the delay in getting more Afghan refugees to Canada is in part due to the challenge of dealing with the Taliban and the lack of a centrally managed effort to process them on the ground. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

From international student to refugee

Fleeing Ukraine and resettling elsewhere has been difficult—especially for African nationals.

by Patrick Egwu

August 15, 2022

On February 22, Martin Domo was at his home in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, when his friend phoned him and said, “We need to leave.” Tensions had been building between Russia and Ukraine, and a possible invasion was imminent.