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StatsCan Report Links Income to Life Expectancy

A new report on the state of health in Canada by Statistics Canada finds a strong link between between life expectancy and income in the country. The report uses data collected from 1991 to 2006 in a Canadian census study … Continue reading

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Manitoba Premier: Western Provinces Ask for Increase in Immigration Limit

Canada’s western provinces called on the federal government to remove the caps on their provincial immigration programs on Monday, according to a recent Bloomberg News interview with Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger. Selinger said the limits the federal government places on … Continue reading

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Vancouver City Gov Introduces Universal Access Card for Recreational Facilities

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation announced last week that it will introduce a new universal access card for pools, rinks, fitness centres and community centres in the city. The OneCard will replace over twenty separate cards used to … Continue reading

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Canada’s Oil Production to Double By 2030 Thanks to Oil Sands -Report

A new report by Canada’s largest association of petroleum companies projects that the country’s oil production will double to 6.7 million barrels per day (bpd) by 2030 as a result of increased production in Northern Alberta’s oil sands region. The … Continue reading

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B.C. Spends Less On Health, Has Healthiest Population in Canada

British Columbia has the healthiest residents among the Canadian provinces according to a new Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) study. The B.C. provincial government spends less than almost all other Canadian provinces on health care, but still comes out on … Continue reading

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TD Report: Asia No. 1 Source of Immigrants to Canada, But Share Shrinking

A new TD analysis of the recently released 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) shows Asia is the largest, though shrinking, source of immigrants to Canada. While 60 percent of immigrants originated in Asia, which includes the Middle East, in 2005, … Continue reading

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More New Immigrants Moving to Smaller Cities- Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg Among Most Popular

A Vancouver Sun report published Wednesday, titled Canada’s ‘Big Three’ metro areas lose lustre as newcomers opt for smaller cities, examines the phenomenon of immigrants choosing the Big Three Canadian cities less in favour of Canada’s smaller cities: Released Wednesday … Continue reading

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Immigration Pushes Canadian Province’s Population Growth to 40 Year High

The population of Manitoba, a province in Canada’s prairie region, increased by 16,227 people over the last 12 months, which is the most in 40 years, according to the Manitoba provincial government. The arrival of 15,199 immigrants to Manitoba over … Continue reading

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Burlington, Ontario Ranks as Best City in Canada for Immigrants

MoneySense, a Canadian personal finance magazine, has released its annual Best Places to Live for 2013 index, and Calgary takes the number one spot as the best place to live in Canada overall, while Burlington, Ontario is ranked as the … Continue reading

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Irish Immigration Shift from Australia to Canada, Fuelled by Calgary’s Economy

A story in Saturday’s Irish Times examines the increase in Irish immigration to Canada as the country’s workers seek employment abroad. The article notes two trends in recent years: Canada being increasingly favoured by Irish emigrants over Australia and the … Continue reading

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