Latincouver brings salsa and  music to Vancouver

Latincouver brings salsa and music to Vancouver

According to Statistics Canada 2006, Latin Americans constitute one of the top 10 visible minority groups in Vancouver, numbering approximately 30,000 in total with latinos from different countries bound by one common language and the love for salsa music and dancing. In 2008, a group…

Famous Canadian-Iranian Immigrant Nazanin Afshin-Jam

Famous Canadian-Iranian Immigrant Nazanin Afshin-Jam

A “difficult-to-pronounce” or an “foreign-sounding name” did not stop Nazanin Afshin-Jam becoming famous in her adopted country of Canada. Canadian-Iranian Immigrant Nazanin Afshin-Jam immigrated to Canada with her family at a young age of 2. Blessed with beauty and brains, she leveraged them with guts,…

Fusion Latina – Canada’s First and Only Latin Choir

Fusion Latina – Canada’s First and Only Latin Choir

The Latin countries are best known for their rhythms, music and dances.  It is no wonder that music is the medium for social networking for a group of Venezuelans. For many years, a group of Venezuelan friends would get together every Christmas to sing traditional…

Filipino Canadian Literary Star – Miguel Syjuco

Filipino Canadian Literary Star – Miguel Syjuco

From the country that produced Imelda Marcos, lover of shoes; Andrew Cunanan, serial murderer who killed Versace; Lea Salonga, lead singer of Broadway play Saigon, and Manny Pacquiao, world lightweight boxing champion…. now comes Miguel Syjuco, the new Filipino-Canadian literary star – the voice of…

Croatian Canadian Entrepreneur

Croatian Canadian Entrepreneur

He is famous as a successful Canadian entrepreneur, but today Robert Herjavec is more famous internationally, as one of the dragons in the Canadian Dragon Den, or one of the sharks in the USA TV show Shark Tank. Robert Herjavec is a Croatian-Canadian entrepreneur and…

Canadian immigrant trapped between two cultures

Canadian immigrant trapped between two cultures

Mina and her husband are a ordinary Canadian immigrant family with a male dominated structure.  Husband is the provider, and works to support the family.  Mina stayed home to look after the two children.  Mina gets a good allowance to buy groceries and pay for…

Association of Filipino Canadian Accountants of BC

Association of Filipino Canadian Accountants of BC

The Association of Filipino Canadian Accountants in British Columbia (AFCA-BC), was successfully established in Vancouver, B.C. in early 2008. AFCA-BC finally became a reality through the hard work and perseverance of its dedicated 7 founding members: Angelito Aurellado, Vance Noriega, Mel and Carmen Cruz, Cecilio…

Association of International Medical Doctors of BC

Association of International Medical Doctors of BC

In June 2003 a small group of international medical graduates (IMGs) got together in Vancouver to discuss uniting their voice in order to affect greater access to licensure. They were assisted by the British Columbia Internationally Trained Professionals Network (BCITP. Net), the collaboritive brainchild of…

BC Internationally Trained Professionals Network

BC Internationally Trained Professionals Network

The BC Internationally Trained Professionals Network (BCITP Net) is a partnership of internationally trained professionals from around the province, working cooperatively, to improve access to meaningful employment for all immigrant professionals in BC. Its primary focus is to empower internationally trained professionals (ITPs) to enter…