Becoming a citizen is a significant milestone in the lives of many immigrants in Canada.
However, a new study by Statistics Canada has found an overall decline in the rate of acquisition of citizenship in the past 20 years.
October 1, 2019 - Some of us who are Filipino immigrants to Canada still remember a time when we went to a polling place, generally a school, to cast our votes – pressing our thumbs on purple ink pads while election officers, usually teachers, wrote our names and addresses on very large books. Some elections went on late into the night. In some places where there were power outages, voting was done by lamplight or candlelight. Voting in Canada is figuratively and literally a world away from those times.
As part of its North American expansion plans, Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) opened its sixth Canadian location in Toronto on September 6 with over 6,500 customers served that day. There are two stores in Winnipeg, Manitoba, one in Edmonton, Alberta and one each in Scarborough and Mississauga, Ontario.
With a volunteer staff’s perseverance and hard work, Year 3 (from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019) was another good year for Canadian Filipino Net. Much appreciation goes to managing editor Rachel Reid. And to webmaster Arlene Wright for meeting unforgiving publishing deadlines and making the stories shine on the website pages every 1st and 16th of each month.