Canadian Immigrants

How Drugs, Gangs, And Rob Ford Inspired This Toronto Crime Drama

The Huffington Post Canada | Emily Anonuevo | Posted 10.10.2016 | Canada

The show premiers Monday, Oct. 10, 9 p.m. ET

I Regret 'Doing More' To Fit In As A Minority In Canada

Brian Trinh | Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada Living
Brian Trinh

I made a choice to abandon learning Vietnamese as a kid. Part of it was me being lazy. I didn't want to spend Saturdays inside another school. Three hours learning about the Vietnamese alphabet can seem like prison when you're six or if you're 12. But another part of it was me wanting to fit in. To stay at home. To watch weekend morning cartoons. To have stuff to talk about during recess come Monday. I made a choice to turn my back on part of my identity. In return, I got to fit in within a multi-ethnic schoolyard in a suburban Ontario neighbourhood circa 1995. Today, that decision would make a majority of Canadians pretty happy.

The Best Career Advice I'll Ever Get Came From This Photo Of My Mom

Maham Abedi | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Living
Maham Abedi

My mom grew up in the 1970s in Pakistan, at a time when women -- if they studied past high school -- were expected to get married right after college. What my mother did was very different. And the story's best told with this photo of my 25-year-old mom working as a chemist in Pakistan. The only woman among men.

Growing Up Without Half Of My Culture Left A Hole In My Life

Chloe Tejada | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Living
Chloe Tejada

There are only a couple things that are typically Argentinean that my dad taught me about: their love for dulce de leche (a delicious treat I use in baking), their obsession with soccer (although my dad was more of a basketball fan) and their love for meat -- specifically, steak. That's it. That's all I know. A huge chunk of me is missing and I don't know if I'll ever find it.

Pride Looks Different For Second-Generation Canadians

The Huffington Post Canada | HuffPost Canada Editors | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Living

Five simple words some kids — and parents — don't hear often enough.

Newcomers Are Shaping Canada's Future In Important Ways

Christine Shisler | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Business
Christine Shisler

I am proud to live in a country that celebrates diversity and inclusion. Talented immigrants arrive every year to call Canada home, and these newcomers shape this country's future in important ways. Earlier this year, I wrote about the value of honouring the immigrants that help make Canada better. It was a broad call to acknowledge the social, economic and cultural contribution that thousands of immigrants make to our country.

Let's Stop Asking Canadians 'Where Are You Really From?'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Living

It's not an innocent question.

Immigrant Communities Don't Breed Terrorists: Federal Study

CBC | Deen Beeby, CBC News | Posted 06.05.2016 | Canada Politics

But they should be enlisted to reduce any violent radicalization in their midst.

Canada Has A Roadblock That Keeps Immigrants From Making Their Fair Wages

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Business

A new report from the Conference Board of Canada shows that Canadians who immigrated from other countries would earn $13.4 to $17 billion more annuall...

Here's Why Your Islamophobic Intolerance on My Newsfeed Is Hypocritical

Crystal Langille | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Living
Crystal Langille

Stop with the ignorant posts, people. Think about it before you blindly share some meme, or post that's not even accurate. You sound stupid. We share this planet with 7 billion other people -- some estimates suggest that 2.2 billion of them are Muslim. Enough with the "If we went to your country, we'd have to live by your rules." Stop. Muslim is not a country. I'm sorry if pointing out your religious intolerance has offended you, but it was the same type of ignorance and vitriol that eventually caused the slaughter of millions of Jews in the Second World War. Before you're too quick to defend your hate speech, marinate in that for a minute and think about if you want to contribute to that kind of hate.

Tories' Immigration System Changes May Hurt Them In Refugee Crisis

National Post | Tristin Hopper | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Politics

If there was one file in which Conservatives could believe they were untouchable, it is immigration. Having put one of their most capable operators...

Canadian Immigrants Reveal Why They Chose This Country

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Living

For some people who were born and raised in Canada, July 1st is little more than a day off work and a night sky filled with fireworks. But for those w...

Media Bites: The Oath to the Queen Is Canada's Hazing Ritual

J.J. McCullough | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Not all oral confirmations are created equal. Take Canada's oath of citizenship. A bunch of people are challenging it before an Ontario judge at the moment on the basis that it's neither a meaningful symbol nor a useful tradition, just an absurd and oppressive indignity. It's not a welcome. It's a hazing.

Immigrants Bringing Religion With Them

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Lonely, depressed and missing her family in the Philippines, Cosette Pena looked to God in hopes of finding comfort in her new adoptive cou...

The Canadian Population Most Likely To Use Food Banks

CBC | Posted 02.23.2013 | Canada Impact

Every Saturday morning, like millions of other Canadian families, Quxia Lin and her children, Emily and Aiden, do their grocery shopping. ...

One Woman Is Giving Immigrants A Voice Through The Arts

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.10.2012 | Canada Impact

Isabel Cisterna can still remember a time in her past when despair was what she knew best; growing up in Copiapó, Chile, in the centre of the driest ...

No Refuge for Refugees in Health Care

Ritika Goel | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Politics
Ritika Goel

Recently, Jason Kenney has proposed drastic changes to the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) -- the program that has allowed many refugees to receive health care. These changes aim to deny access to essential medicines for all refugees and claimants, deny basic healthcare to those deemed to come from a "safe country," and are a poor policy decision.

'Birth Tourism' In Tory Gunsights

CBC | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada Politics

The Harper government is considering changes to the citizenship rules to target so-called birth tourism — where a foreign national comes to Canada t...

Stricter Language Requirements For Immigrants?

CP | Posted 03.27.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - A program which allows provinces to tailor immigration to fit local labour needs may look fine on the surface but a federal government evalu...