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Immigrant language tests leave some tongue-tied

Getting into Canada to work just got a little harder. Immigration Minister Jason Kenney recently announced that starting July 1, newcomers under the Provincial Nominee Program in low-skilled professions will have to take a mandatory test in French or English before they’re allowed into Canada.



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Immigrants flock to Scarborough

Scarborough has welcomed waves of new immigrants over the past 25 years. According to the 2006 census, 57 per cent of Scarborough’s population is made up of immigrants. For many, Scarborough has become a steppingstone for those who want to write a new chapter of their lives in Canada.





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Trustworthy guard has more to offer

For the past four years, Fazal Hashmi has spent his workdays watching over Centennial College students at the Ashtonbee campus. He loves his job, but can’t forget his past. In the halls of Centennial, he’s…


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Centre helps newcomers settle and integrate

After working 14 years as an accountant in India, Prajesh Bhavsar now works at a gas station in Toronto. It’s not his preferred job but Bhavsar, who’s lived in Canada for half a year, remains optimistic about his future.