Immigrating to Canada with a STEM degree in hand


Nahomi Amberber, Policy and Politics co-editor Fifty years after it was first established, the Canadian point system for immigrants continues to have large effects on our culture, our economy and our diversity. The 1967 regulations valued education, occupational demand and age, a dramatic change from the racially discriminatory policies of the time. These regulations were […]

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Eight ways Statistics Canada goes beyond the census

Mika McKinnon, Math & Statistics editor Canadians love numbers. We mourned the loss of the long-form census, and celebrated its return by filling it out in record-breaking numbers. But Statistics Canada does a lot more than just the census. Here are eight more ways numbers tell stories about life in Canada.   Spotting migration patterns. […]

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Poinsettias, eggnog, and LEDs: 10 statistics on Canadian winter holidays

Mika McKinnon, Math & Statistics editor The holiday season is here, social gatherings lighting up the long, dark, cold winter nights. Here’s how Canada celebrates it all — New Year’s Eve, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Bodhi Day, Guru Gobind Singh’s birthday, and Winter Solstice — by the numbers.   7,100,000 poinsettias Poinsettias are indoor potted plants popular […]

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