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BC, December 4, 2006 — Naeem "Nick" Noorani, Publisher,
President and CEO of The Canadian Immigrant Magazine, today
announced that Star Media Group, a division of Toronto Star
Newspapers Limited, has purchased the magazine. "The
Canadian Immigrant Magazine is an important resource tool
for those in their first years in Canada. Our mission is to
inform, educate and motivate more newcomers to see what life
in Canada can be like," said Mr. Noorani. "Star
Media Group has distribution channels that reach across the
country. I'm optimistic that opening up a national distribution
network will allow us to reach more immigrants in new areas
of the country, benefiting those who see us as a bridge towards
a new life in a new home."
acquisition is a perfect fit with our strategy to enter the
multi-ethnic publication sector,” said Carol Peddie, Vice-President,
Business Ventures, Star Media Group. “We currently publish
Singtao, and recently launched Sway, geared
towards Toronto’s African and Caribbean Canadian communities.
With Canadian Immigrant Magazine in our portfolio
it enables us to extend our dialogue with the quarter million
immigrants that come into this country each year.”
in May 2004, The Canadian Immigrant Magazine
is widely distributed in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver It
has quickly become a staple for immigrants looking for information
about careers, education, lifestyles, culture, money and business
– or just for taking their first steps in Canada. Star Media
Group plans to launch a Toronto edition of the magazine in
the first half of 2007.
magazine has not only profiled prominent immigrants like business
tycoon Michael Lee-Chin, Member of Parliament, Ujjal
Dosanjh, Senator Mobina Jaffer, Former Governor General
Adrienne Clarkson and CEO of the Vancouver Organizing Committee
for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games John Furlong
– it has also addressed many of the significant issues facing
immigrants and Canadians today, from racism and employment
barriers to connecting across cultures.
part of the magazine’s second-year celebrations, earlier this
year it launched the first Top Employers for Workplace
Diversity Awards. In addition, in support of its strong
mandate to support newcomers, The Canadian Immigrant also
offers the annual Lilian To Scholarship for Immigrants.
acquisition will not affect the day-to-day operations of The
Canadian Immigrant, editorial content or staff working out
of the Vancouver-based monthly, and Noorani will continue
on as Publisher.
Star Media Group
Media Group includes the Toronto Star, Canada's largest daily
newspaper, and its online newspaper business at thestar.com.
In addition, Star Media Group includes Torstar Syndication
Services, Fantasy Sports, Torstar Media Group Television,
a series of publications including Eye Weekly, Real Estate
News, Dream Homes and The Canadian Immigrant; and Torstar’s
interest in the jointly owned Sing Tao Daily, the largest
Chinese language newspaper in Canada, and Metro, the largest
free daily newspaper in Canada. Star Media Groupis a division
of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited, which is a subsidiary
of Torstar Corporation.