World Refugee Day 2021

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World Refugee Day (each year on June 20) is an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe.  Having been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution, refugees who settled in Canada make significant contributions to our nation’s economy. As tax payers, they create jobs, buy homes and put down roots …

Indigenous Peoples Can Now Reclaim Their Traditional Names on Immigration Identity Documents

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A person’s name is an integral part of their heritage and culture. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has launched a process for Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples), residential school survivors and their families to reclaim their Indigenous names on the following immigration identity documents free of charge until May 30, 2026: replacement passports, travel documents, citizenship …

A Brief History of Canadian Pride

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June is Pride Month, in honour of the Stonewall Riots in the United States which happened on June 28, 1969. This event marked the beginning of the modern LGBTQ2S + Rights movement. Canada celebrates June as Pride Month too, but Canadian pride has its own history, struggles, milestones, and turning points. On May 14, 1969, Canada decriminalized homosexual acts between …

New PR Pathways for Hong Kong residents in Canada

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced today that eligible Hong Kong residents in Canada can now apply for permanent residence through two new pathways that will be available until August 2026. More information about this announcement: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2021/06/minister-mendicino-announces-opening-of-2-new-pathways-to-permanent-residence-for-hong-kong-residents.html To apply, eligible Hong Kong residents must: have valid temporary resident status be in Canada when they apply for permanent residence and …

Canada to Provide $25 million to Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank Regions

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The Government of Canada is supporting efforts to ensure that emergency relief quickly reaches Palestinian civilians facing urgent humanitarian needs in Gaza, as well as those affected by violence in the West Bank. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, recently announced $25 million in funding to support Palestinian civilians in the region, including an immediate $10 million for urgent food assistance, …

Canadian Men’s Health Month

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Canadian Men’s Health Month is from June 1 to 30. Move for Your Mental Health is the theme of Canadian Men’s Health Month. In June, The Canadian Men’s Health Foundation is organizing a series of free online activities for Canadian men and their families to help them learn something new about mental health, set a goal for yourself, inspire others …

National Indigenous History Month – June 2021

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June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. This year, National Indigenous History Month is dedicated to the missing children, the families left behind and the survivors of residential schools. Mark this National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21) by exploring more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples: Read: …

National AccessAbility Week May 30 – June 5

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The National AccessAbility Week is this week: May 30 to June 5, 2021. This year’s theme is “Disability Inclusion 2021: Leaving No One Behind” and we will be celebrating. the valuable contributions of Canadians with disabilities made to our country the accomplishments of individuals, communities and workplaces to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion, and the ongoing work to counter …

Canada Revenue Agency Hiring Auditors and Call Centre Agents

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The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is currently hiring for auditors and call centre agents for Calgary and Alberta regions. Taxpayer Services Agent Location: Southern Alberta Tax Services Office, Calgary Language: English Essential Closing Date: June 25, 2021 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary range: $58,076 to $65,363 Eligibility: https://careers-carrieres.cra-arc.gc.ca/gol-ged/wcis/pub/rtrvjbpst.action?pi=D06726B228B01EDBAEC95E2F0D95C0F0 Please login / register to apply. AU-02 Auditors Location: Various Locations Across Canada Language: …