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Metro Vancouver: Almost 4 in 10 of SUCCESS’s clients are from Mainland China

Mainland Chinese now benefit most from S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
June 3, 2013. 8:41 pm • Section: Immigration, The Search

Almost four in 10 of SUCCESS’s clients are from Mainland China. Newcomers from the People’s Republic of China have become the largest cohort by far of immigrants to Metro Vancouver, taking the place those from Hong Kong, who were the dominant group in the early 1990s.

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Quebec, Brossard Chinatown: More than one out of 10 residents are of Chinese origin

 Brossard Chinatown

À Brossard, plus d’un habitant sur dix est d’origine chinoise, soit la plus forte concentration pour une ville québécoise. Explorez les multiples facettes de cette communauté à travers les regards de cinq personnages. Une expérience interactive en français, en anglais et en chinois simplifié qui vous plonge au cœur de Brossard Chinatown.

In Brossard, more than one out of 10 residents are of Chinese origin, the highest concentration for a city in Quebec. Explore the many facets of this community through the profiles of different people. This interactive experience in English, French and simplified Chinese takes you to the heart of Brossard Chinatown.

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Richmond, B.C.: Petition against all Chinese signage to be presented to City Council

Richmond is one of the most ethnic communities in all of Canada. According to the City, it has a population of 205,000 — of which over 50 per cent are of Chinese descent.

Group to petition Richmond, B.C., to police Chinese language signs in city
By Andy Radia | Canada Politics – 15 hours ago

Vancouver, B.C.
I think we all get a little annoyed at the ‘language police’ in Quebec.

These are the folks who complain about English language signage and harass restaurant owners about their menus.

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Vancouver: NDP Leader Tom Mulcair celebrates Chinese New Year

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Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair joined the 40th annual parade, helping to ring in the Year of the Snake in the Chinese calendar.

Lion dancers and federal NDP leader celebrate Chinese New Year in Vancouver

VANCOUVER – Lion dance teams, marching bands and martial artists wove through Vancouver’s Chinatown on Sunday to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair also joined the 40th annual parade, helping to ring in the Year of the Snake in the Chinese calendar.

Mulcair also marked the occasion by launching a social media account that is popular among Chinese-Canadians, called Weibo.

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Staff members will translate the posts on Mulcair’s behalf.

The Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver says the event is one of the three largest non-commercial annual parades in the city, and tends to draw about 3,000 participants and 50,000 spectators.

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Non-Chinese need not apply: Opened just 3 weeks ago, Food Island Supermarket brings Chinese workers instead of using existing Canadian workforce

 

Food Island Supermarket, which opened just three weeks ago is located at Wonderland and Oxford streets in London. Two employees of the supermarket were involved in a stabbing at two homes on Beaverbrook Avenue nearby on Tuesday Jan 15. 2013. MIKE HENSEN/The London Free Press/QMI AGENCY

London stabbing thrusts Asian grocery stores under spotlight
By Kate Dubinski, Kelly Pedro, The London Free Press 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:55:50 EST PM

Food Island Supermarket, which opened just three weeks ago is located at Wonderland and Oxford streets in London. Two employees of the supermarket were involved in a stabbing at two homes on Beaverbrook Avenue nearby on Tuesday Jan 15. 2013. MIKE HENSEN/The London Free Press/QMI AGENCY

It sticks out like a sore thumb — more than a dozen people packed into a house built for a single family in a quiet London suburb.

Next door, there’s another just like it.

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First group of Chinese refugees to Vancouver brought into Canada only 50 years ago

Laura Madokoro: Jim and Joanne Chu, and remembering the first Chinese refugees settled in Canada

Stuart Davis / Postmedia News

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Jim Chu, now Vancouver Chief Constable, was one of 109 families who were brought into Canada from China 50 years ago.
Fifty years ago this month, three-year old Jim Chu and his sister Joanne, along with their parents, arrived in Calgary on a flight from Hong Kong. They didn’t know they were making history, but they were. They were part of the first group of Chinese refugees ever resettled to Canada. Their story, and that of others who came to Canada as part of the special Chinese Refugee Program, has largely been forgotten. Yet there are important lessons to be garnered from the past. Looking to the events of 1962 shows clearly how Canadian society benefits when governments take the lead on treating refugees with respect and dignity.
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