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Newcomers to Canada from Asian and Australasian countries facing wage discrimination

Monetary gap exists despite these immigrants possessing the same university degree as other immigrants.

rsz duglas2Members of Calgary's Afghan community say language differences and foreign education credentials contribute to wage discrepancy when compared to other immigrants. 

Despite the government making efforts to solve this problem, some of those immigrants are considering leaving the country.

According to Statistics Canada, immigrants from Afghanistan and other Asian and Australasian countries earn $24,000 on average a year. By comparison, the annual wage for European immigrants is $35,000, while American immigrants make $60,000.


Cardel Homes gives back to the community

Community theatre project raises $7,000 for Avalanche Canada

CardelHomes ThumbnailMost home construction companies don't own their own movie theatres. But Cardel Homes does, often renting it out to various charities.

Cardel Homes is a construction company with locations in Calgary, Ottawa, Tampa and Denver. They also specialize in home renovations and designs, as well as offering financial advising.

But the company also supports local initiatives and charities through community involvement and donations. According to Cardel's Calgary office and theatre manager, Chris Cassady, that's because, "The CEO, Ryan Ockey and his brother Damain Ockey, president of marketing, are both big believers in giving back to the community."


Global Calgary’s Linda Olsen offers impactful advice for women pursuing a career in broadcasting

The Famous 5 Foundation hosted an event Nov. 19 aimed at cultivating leadership skills in women.

thumbnailfamousfiveWomen face a range of professional challenges, but according to one successful Calgary broadcaster, working hard and developing your skills is the key to success.

On Nov. 19, news anchor Linda Olsen spoke about her experience of 26 years in broadcast journalism at the Calgary Palliser Hotel, as part of the 14th Annual Enbridge Famous 5 Foundation Annual Speaker Series.


Coming to terms with what remains

Mark Randall celebrates life while still fighting HIV/AIDS

thumbnail randall3Dealing with the life-and-death struggle, a long-time survivor of HIV and AIDS is proud to persevere for other gay men in Calgary.

Mark Randall is currently living happily with his partner, Blaine, after being diagnosed with HIV and AIDS 26 years ago. Randall is a program co-ordinator with the HIV Community Link and one of the leaders of HEAT, the HIV Education and Awareness Today program; a role that gives him the chance to tell his