In a recently released 2021 census data, Statistics Canada reported that 4.6 million Canadians speak a language other than Canada’s official languages English and French, representing 12.7 percent of the country’s population.
Filipinos in and outside their native country are known for many positive traits.
Hospitality, strong family ties, and devotion to God are a few examples.
“There are many Filipinos in Canada who completed nursing degrees in the Philippines and had years of nursing experience but who are working as home caregivers or nursing aides here. They are not practicing the professions they were trained to do.
A Canadian Filipino teen from Maple Ridge, BC is among the 18-member StrongerBC Young Leaders Council that will provide input to the BC Provincial government on youth-related issues and propose ideas for government consideration.
Two Canadian Filipinos are among those presented with this year’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards. Edmonton-based arts administrator Ida Beltran-Lucila and registered nurse Edsel Mutia from Toronto joined 23 other immigrants recognized for their contributions to the Canadian economy and society.
It was a hastily called federal election that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had hoped he could use to solidify his party’s hold on political power.
The fourth Monday of August has been designated National Heroes Day in the Philippines to pay homage to the national heroes of the country.
On April 14, IRCC Minister Marco Mendicino announced a new pathway to permanent residence for over 90,000 essential workers and international graduates in recognition of their contribution to Canada’s fight to control the spread of covid-19 and efforts to accelerate Canada’s economic recovery.
Covid 19 has made the unthinkable happen. In a matter of a few weeks most countries have closed their borders to foreign nationals, frozen air travel, and locked down their economies.
Welcome to this column’s first entry. RESPECT stands for Responsive Engagement, Service and Possibilities for Empowerment and Collective Transformation. Contributing to our collective empowerment and transformative change is the end. Our responsive engagement, service and imagining new possibilities are the means to this end.
It takes a village to raise a child. And Bryan Jeresano was in that village one night in January this year when he spotted an 18-year-old University of Guelph student with fear in her eyes.
The Canadian Press and the CTV News brought to public attention on December 4, 2018 that “Trudeau and Scheer clash over Canada signing UN compact on migrants.”
One of the most heartbreaking trends, observe our Filipino service providers and youth workers in Canada,
Vocational education programs have made a real difference in the lives of countless young people nationwide;
More questions spring from that headline question above: 1) what ranks as the Filipinos’ choicest job?
This question segues to the more intricate nature of education as a leveler for Filipinos in Canada, and leads to a number of proofs as to how Philippine-earned credentials proffer a level-playing-field.
Since the 1960s when Filipinos started arriving in Canada in large numbers, they had managed to become seamlessly integrated in Canadian mainstream society.
Editor: In February of this year, a possible strike and walk-out by custodial staff was averted when a tentative deal was struck between union and management at the Capilano University.
Among Filipinos in Canada today, there are two distinct groups that will eventually become the face of Canadian Filipinos of the future:
Schools across Surrey and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia have been struggling to find ways to solve overcrowding in classrooms.
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