B.c. Immigrants Detail Discrimination Behind Legal Problems In Federally Funded Study

According to the CBC, a Justice-Department-funded study into legal barriers faced by immigrants in Vancouver and Victoria says discrimination underlies many of the legal problems they have faced in Canada — but most don't consider it worth challenging.

The report — by the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria — is based on in-depth interviews with 20 immigrants about their experiences navigating the legalities of employment, housing, immigration and both family and criminal law.

Researcher Florentien Verhage says the people she spoke with included immigrants who were well established in Canada and people who had just arrived. The vast majority had at least a bachelor's degree.

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