Filipinos in Canada double in numbers in last decade
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Filipinos in Canada double in numbers in last decade

On October 25 this year, Statistics Canada released select figures from its 2016 Census, which deal with ethnic diversity.

The results show that immigrants from the Philippines comprised the biggest group of new arrivals who came to Canada from 2011 to 2016.

Inside a Rising Temporary Foreign Work Occupation: Chicken-Catching

Inside a Rising Temporary Foreign Work Occupation: Chicken-Catching
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Chicken-catching is a job catching chicken in barns for processing. It is not a glamorous job. Some call it 3-d: “dirty, dusty and dangerous”. It is night work. Not many apply for these jobs locally.

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council forecasts that “By 2025, the number of domestic workers available in this industry will decrease from 15,900 to 14,800, widening the labour gap to 1,100 workers.” Hence the increase in demand for temporary foreign worker chicken catchers.  

Adult Education Program Now Tuition-Free for Graduated Adults

Adult Education Program Now Tuition-Free for Graduated Adults
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Starting with the September 2017 term, many Grade 11 and 12 classroom-based and self-paced courses are tuition-free for Graduated Adults (students who have previously graduated in BC or in another part of Canada or any other country).