The latest news and events for Canadians in the Bay Area

From one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.

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It’s been a wet start to the year–and for those of us who’ve been here a while, that’s a good thing!

In this newsletter: Two new DML blog posts, including our *NEW* Ask A Canadian series; Welcome to the DML Board; SF Chronicle looking for Canadian TN holders for story.

What’s coming up for local Canadians:

  • March 15thUniversity of Saskatchewan Alumni & Friends Reception
  • March 16th: Stanford Live: Old Stock, A Refugee Love Story
  • March 17th: Meet Montreal Studios
  • March 22nd to 24th: Mouthpiece (Berkeley)
  • Volta (San Jose)  until March 24th
  • April 25th: IIBA Comedy Night for Immigrant Rights

Enjoy all the event details below (and always available on our website).

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New Blog Series: “Ask A Canadian”
We are launching another new blog series called “Ask a Canadian.” One of our newest DML board members, Hugh Morgan who has lived in the Bay Area for 27 years, brings a wealth of knowledge to this series. He starts by tackling the thorny subject of health care and health insurance in the United States. For those who have recently arrived, are contemplating the move or have been here and are still stymied, Hugh attempts to debunk some of the confusing and quirky conventions that exist south of the 49th parallel. First up: all those acronyms and jargon!
Blog Post: Meet Madeline Jhawar
In our latest DML profile we meet an Edmonton native who has a real wanderlust, so much so she set up her own travel business, providing great advice to travelers and adventure goers.

Our newest DML board members

Pavan Dhillon, Hugh Morgan & Dorin Greenwood
We are thrilled to welcome our newest Digital Moose Lounge Board members. One of them knows a thing or two about parenting hockey kids, another is rather busy as a Canadian immigration expert, and somebody bakes sourdough and roasts coffee in their back yard. You can read about all our board members here.

Now you know

There were over 780,000 Canadians living in the United States as of 2016. Approximately 16% of them live in California. That means just over 125,000 Canadians call California their home away from home.

Source: Migration Policy Institute

What’s your immigration story?

Reporter Melia Russell from the San Francisco Chronicle covers tech and labor.

Melia is working on a story about how the NAFTA Professional (TN) visa became a popular pathway around the (oversubscribed) H-1B visa.

If there are any TN visa holders out there who are willing to share their immigration stories, Melia wants to get a “real person’s” perspective on what the process was like (especially for engineers and computer systems analysts).

Melia can be reached at 415-777-6305 or by email.

When DMLers donate to the food bank, this happens:


Total dollars raised: $564.14
Total pounds collected: 54

Please join us in a celebration of your incredible impact on our community.

Upcoming events
in the community…

University of Saskatchewan
March 15 (San Francisco)

USask alumni and friends are invited to join President Peter Stoicheff at The City Club of San Francisco for an evening reception.

More information>>

Six Montréal Studios = job opportunities
March 17 (San Francisco)

Come enjoy a friendly and laid-back happy hour with some of Montréal’s most exciting video game studios. They’re coming to the GDC and are looking to meet up with top talent in the video games industry and that’s you!

More information>>

March 22 to 24th (Berkeley)

Don’t miss this talented performance (from Toronto!) coming to Berkeley. Created and performed by Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava.

A two-woman show acclaimed for its raw honesty and insightful portrayal of womanhood, Mouthpiece follows a woman over the course of a day, as she struggles to find her voice and contend with the formidable shadow cast by her mother.

Berkeley shows (March 22nd to 24th): More information>>

until March 24th (San Jose)

Cirque du Soleil is a Canadian entertainment company and the largest theatrical producer in the world. Volta is the title of Cirque du Soleil’s big top show which is themed around extreme sports; the show story-line is about a game show contestant named Waz, who has lost touch with himself, but starts a personal quest to find again his true self by going through his memories, after discovering a group of free spirits who encourage him during this process.

This is your last chance to see Volta in the Bay Area!

More information>>

Saturday, April 25th (San Francisco)

DML member and longtime Canadian Women’s Club 2.0 leader, Zuzana Goldstein is helping with this event on April 25th and she recently shared the scoop with us:

“We’ve built a program to celebrate Bay Area diversity, which compliments that of Canada. Our 400+ attendees include legal, tech, and business professionals, many with their own immigrant stories. Ultimately, I think it’s safe the say that the values of IIBA (multiculturalism, inclusion, diversity) closely align with those of Canada.”

Sponsorship opportunities for the Canadian community are available. Please contact Zuzana if interested.

AND don’t forget to get your tickets! Early bird is sold out but there are still general admission tickets available.

More information>>

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