CGA-BC Reflects Multicultural Diversity
CGA-BC isn’t just recognizing Multiculturalism Week this Nov. 13–19, we live it 52 weeks and 365 days a year. For 51 of those weeks we, like most of B.C.—the most ethnically varied province in Canada—take our diversity for granted. This week is different. This week we appreciate where we come from and declare thanks that we are here.
For example CGA-BC staff are a diverse bunch. With just 80 people, we can claim recent backgrounds that include Africa (Kenya), Asia (Afghanistan, Philippines and China), Europe (Germany and Romania) and the Americas (Venezuela and the United States). Heck, we even have foreigners here from the Far East (Ontario).
We don’t keep statistics on the background of our members and students, but we do know from transcripts, that CGA-BC members and students come from all over the world. Nations of origin represented in our student applications include the large immigrant sources to B.C. and Canada overall, such as:
- the Philippines,
- United States, and
- South Korea.
But CGA-BC students also come to us from:
- South Africa,
- and dozens of other nations.
If you know of someone from outside of Canada considering a career as in accounting or finance, please direct them to our International area for prospective students.
Follow @BCGovNews on Twitter for regular updates, links and videos that you can pass on to your followers and friends. If you’re on Facebook, you can check out what the government is doing for multiculturalism week at: www.facebook.com/BCProvincialGovernment.
As well, we invite you to see the recently launched BC People book – a stunning visual representation of the people that make our province what it is. Forty thousand newcomers arrive in B.C. every year, and nearly 30 per cent of all British Columbians immigrated from another country in their lifetime. View the Book online, hear people’s stories via video and podcasts, and learn about the challenges so many immigrants face here, no matter where they began their journey. After all, every immigrant who makes it here is a pioneer.