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Launching survey on the future of Canada’s immigration system

Ottawa—The Government of Canada has launched an engagement initiative called An Immigration System for Canada’s Future. Engaging a broad range of partners and stakeholders with diverse perspectives will help inform a vision for how our immigration system can strengthen communities across the country. The initiative will also include a review of current policies and programs. As another important part of this ...

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OIFFA announces the official dates of its 6th edition Ottawa — OIFFA (the Ottawa Indian Film Festival Awards) is extremely pleased to announce it will finally be back in person for the 2023 Festival. With an exciting selection of Indian films awaiting the public in cinemas for a 6th year, OIFFA will take place from June 13 to 17, 2023. OIFFA is the ...

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Tackling the labour shortage by helping more skilled refugees and other displaced people build their careers in Canada

Toronto—Canada continues to be a global leader in refugee resettlement and labour mobility. By welcoming skilled refugees and other displaced individuals to Canada, the government is helping communities and businesses address labour shortages. Continued improvements to the immigration system will help make it more responsive to Canada’s economic needs and humanitarian commitments. During a keynote speech to business and sector ...

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Justin Trudeau has Failed to Connect Rural Canadians

Ottawa, ON – Rick Perkins, Conservative Shadow Minister for Innovation, Science and Industry, Dan Mazier, Conservative Shadow Minister for Rural Economic Development and Connectivity, and Richard Lehoux, Associate Conservative Shadow Minister for Agriculture, released the following statement on Justin Trudeau’s failure to bridge the digital divide between urban and rural Canada: “After eight years of Justin Trudeau, a digital divide still exists ...

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Basant Celebrations in Dayalbagh, Aghra

BASANT PANCHAMI IN DAYALBAGH ऋतु बसन्त आये सतगुरु जग में, चलो चरनन पर सीस धरो री । “With the auspicious season of Basant, Most Benevolent, Supremely Merciful Satguru manifested on this earth, Let us all bow our heads in homage at His Holy Lotus Feet.” In the month of maagh, January/February, the auspicious day of Panchmi (the fifth day of ...

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Hindu Mandir DDO Fundraiser 2022


A full house gathered at the Double Tree Hotel in Pointe Claire to mingle, enjoy, pay homage and to rekindle the community spirit. Mr. Subhash Khanna, one of the Trustee of the Hindu Mandir helped raise more than $150,000 that evening and yet slightly short to meet the target for the new construction around the temple. Mr. Rajeev Pahwa, the ...

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New youth mobility agreement with Italy expands work opportunities for Canadian and Italian youth

November 14, 2022—Vaughan, Ontario—Canada is at its best when diverse, engaged and empowered youth are able to gain meaningful work and life experiences. In presenting opportunities for Canadian and international youth to travel and work, the Government of Canada is supporting meaningful opportunities for young people to experience other cultures and form lasting relationships. “I’m very pleased to celebrate this ...

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Joint Statement on new Just Energy Transition Partnership

November 15, 2022, Bali, Indonesia – Joint Statement by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia (GOI) and the Governments of Japan, the United States of America, Canada, Denmark, the European Union, the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Republic, Norway, the Republic of Italy, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (together the “International Partners Group” ...

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Solving labour shortages in key sectors like health care, construction, and transportation: Workers from 16 new occupations now eligible for permanent residence

Ottawa, ON – Immigration is not just good for our communities and our economy. It is essential. That is why the Government of Canada is working to welcome newcomers who bring the skills our economy needs to help address acute labour shortages across the country. “We are using all of the tools at our disposal to tackle labour shortages, particularly in ...

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AGO expands Department of Indigenous Art by appointing Taqralik Partridge as Associate Curator of Indigenous Art – Inuit Art Focus

Inuit Art Focus

TORONTO — The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) today announces the appointment of Taqralik Partridge to the newly-created position of Associate Curator of Indigenous Art – Inuit Art Focus. Partridge is a curator, artist, performer, writer and spoken-word poet originally from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik. In her new role within the AGO’s Department of Indigenous Art, Partridge will develop exhibitions, lead acquisitions, and champion ...

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