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By admin2 on Friday, February 22, 2019
  • A recently released StatCan report shows that rates of employment among immigrants have for the first time surpassed those of born Canadians. There are some other interesting statistics/infographics in the report as well. Read the report HERE.
By admin2 on Friday, February 22, 2019
  • Roughly 21,600 tweets from those troll accounts directly targeted Canadians, many of them with messages critical of Canadian pipeline projects and tweets that highlighted divisions over Canada's policies on immigration and refugees. The troll accounts, which have since been deleted by Twitter, are suspected of having originated in Russia, Iran and Venezuela. Read more HERE.  
By admin2 on Friday, February 22, 2019
Schlesinger wrote, "This country was built and changed for the better by refugees". 
By admin2 on Friday, February 22, 2019
  • If Bill 66 becomes law it will remove a wide range of legal rules meant to protect our communities. Some of the proposed changes directly affect workers’ rights. Part of Bill 66 has already been scrapped because of pressure from community and environmental groups. Visit, call and email your MPP to demand the government stop its attacks on our jobs. More HERE
By admin2 on Friday, February 22, 2019
The Quebec government is being sued over its decision to cancel a backlog of more than 18,000 immigration applications as it overhauls its system for selecting newcomers. An association representing Quebec immigration lawyers filed an injunction request today seeking a halt to the policy. 
By admin2 on Friday, February 22, 2019
New data released by the UN Refugee Agency shows that despite record levels of worldwide forced displacement, just 4.7 per cent of global refugee resettlement needs were met in 2018. 
By admin2 on Friday, February 22, 2019
Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen came to Windsor to celebrate the four decades of success of the country’s private refugee sponsorship program.
By admin2 on Friday, February 22, 2019
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau keeps warning that the next federal election is going to be nasty because Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and his party are fear-mongering about immigration.
By admin2 on Friday, February 22, 2019
Tareq Hadhad, who works as CEO of his family's business Peace by Chocolate, said he wants to share with newcomers what he's learned about the logistics of getting a business off the ground.
By admin2 on Friday, February 22, 2019
A revival of textile product manufacturing is once again giving immigrant women with sewing skills a job and a shot at the Canadian dream. 
By admin2 on Thursday, August 30, 2018

The previous Conservative government abandoned plans to change policies to address birth tourism because of operational and financial challenges.

By admin2 on Thursday, August 30, 2018
Okanagan youths between the ages of seven and 13 were invited to participate in a unique workshop series hosted by KCR Community Resources called “Let’s Tell a Story” throughout the month of August.
By admin2 on Thursday, August 30, 2018

One of Canada's former top immigration officials says so-called passport babies are a genuine problem in some Canadian locales and closing a loophole being exploited by pregnant foreign tourists is required to curtail the fraudulent practice. But Andrew Griffith, a former director general at Citizenship and Immigration, said that a policy resolution passed by Conservatives this weekend to end the practice of giving citizenship to anyone born in the country may be akin to "using a hammer to squash a fly."

By admin2 on Thursday, August 30, 2018
It doesn’t matter who your parents are, or when and how they came to Canada. If you are born here, we claim you as our own. It was the fundamental compact we made with the immigrant settlers who left their homelands behind to take a risk on a new life in a new land. Yes, we told them, it may be tough to start over again in a different country. But your children will be Canadians, no matter what, equal to all other Canadians.
By admin2 on Thursday, August 30, 2018
In 1979, the Edelsons were among the hundreds of Ottawa residents moved by then mayor Marion Dewar's call to take in 4,000 Vietnamese refugees fleeing their war-torn homeland.
By admin2 on Thursday, August 30, 2018
Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume has called on the next provincial government to relax the rules for immigrants who have jobs lined up in the province, as the region is struggling with a severe workforce deficit. "There are 17,000 jobs available today on the North and South Shore [of Quebec City]. We don't see how we could find the people for those jobs, so we need immigration, immigration, immigration," Labeaume said at a news conference on Monday.
By admin2 on Thursday, August 23, 2018
Today, the United Nations Human Rights Commission ruled that Canada has violated the rights of Nell Toussaint who nearly died after being denied necessary healthcare services. Due to her lack of health insurance as a non-status person, Nell was denied appropriate care by hospitals and suffered serious complications as a result.
By admin2 on Thursday, August 23, 2018
The Conservative Party released what it is calling a "fair, orderly and compassionate" vision for Canada's immigration system amidst a tense national — and internal — debate on the issue.
By admin2 on Thursday, August 23, 2018
The federal government will help more immigrant families reunite by increasing the number of parents and grandparents admitted to Canada under its reunification program, Minister Amarjeet Sohi announced Monday in Edmonton.
By admin2 on Thursday, August 23, 2018
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada says it will scrap its controversial randomized selection process for its Parents and Grandparents Program in 2019 and revert to a first-come, first-served approach to inviting interested sponsors to apply.
By admin2 on Thursday, August 23, 2018
Seidu Mohammed and Razak Iyal nearly died in 2016 while sneaking across the Canada-US border during a frigid late December, hoping to gain asylum. Their experience made them the public faces of a wave of migrants to Canada who followed soon after.
By admin2 on Thursday, August 23, 2018
In a country as prosperous as Canada, all Canadians should have a real and fair chance to succeed. The Government of Canada is focused on growth that benefits all Canadians and on investments that help grow the middle class and reduce poverty. Since 2015, $22 billion has been invested, and about 650,000 Canadians will have been lifted out of poverty by 2019.
By admin2 on Thursday, August 23, 2018

The federal government is apparently proceeding with plans to create a watchdog to handle complaints against members of the Canada Border Services Agency. The pledge comes after Bolante Idowu Alo, 49, died in the custody of agency officers while being deported Aug. 7.

By admin2 on Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Members of the Surrey Refugee Youth Team are helping new immigrants form cross-cultural connections by introducing them to B.C.'s Indigenous history.
By admin2 on Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Kids from newcomer families got a chance to see what it's like to be a firefighter or paramedic last week. They were part of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service's annual Equity and Diversity Camp, which welcomes newcomer youth into its training academy and teaches them a variety of skills.