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By admin2 on Thursday, June 14, 2018
International students come to Canadian colleges and universities with high hopes. Many choose Canada because of the quality of the education system, but they pay much higher tuition fees compared with their domestic peers.
By admin2 on Thursday, June 14, 2018
As has been widely reported, the U.S. has instituted a policy of detaining asylum seekers and separating children from their families. This policy aims to discourage irregular migration. It is also illegal.
By admin2 on Thursday, June 14, 2018
The Senate has passed a critical amendment to the Impaired Driving Act that would spare permanent residents sentenced to less than six months from being deported.
By admin2 on Thursday, June 14, 2018
The Conservatives are calling on the federal government to increase the number of LGBTQ refugees it accepts every year, and to make permanent the funding for a pilot project that helps LGBTQ refugees come to Canada.
By admin2 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Bhutila Karpoche made history Thursday night, becoming the first Tibetan ever elected to public office in North America. The rookie NDP candidate won the Parkdale-High Park riding by a wide margin, securing nearly 60 per cent of the vote.
By admin2 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
There is an urgent need to devise solutions for people driven from their communities by climate change. Although the international community recognizes current and anticipated climate-induced human crisis, the world is largely unprepared to address it. This is in part because of the scale of climate-induced migration and the lack of legal recognition of the concept of “climate refugees” in international law.
By admin2 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Spiralling costs and mountains of red tape may force some Catholic refugee sponsorship agencies out of business and cause others to cut back on the number of refugees they’re prepared to welcome, according to the Catholic Refugee Sponsorship Council representing 20 agencies across Canada.
By admin2 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Ajayi, an artist from Nigeria, is working on launching his own fashion line, after winning an award for newcomer artists at thMayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions. “I am actually combining my artworks [and] paintings, with fashion,” he explained. “It’s going to be like fashion meets painting on the runway.”
By admin2 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Canada Border Services Agency reports that approximately 4,150 Iranians cases are pending security screening under temporary business streams and another 975 cases are pending for permanent residency.
By admin2 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
A proposed law to raise the maximum penalty for impaired driving offences in Canada could have a “disproportionate” impact on first-time immigrant offenders who would see their permanent residence status revoked and be deported, critics say.
By admin2 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
taly and Malta dug in for a second day Monday and refused to let a rescue ship with 629 people aboard dock in their ports, leaving the migrants at sea as a diplomatic standoff escalated under Italy's new anti-immigrant government. 
By admin2 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
An act of vandalism in downtown Sudbury might have left a Syrian refugee family feeling shattered but a group of downtown businesses is rallying to support one of their own. Earlier this month, police said it looks like someone used an air gun to shoot at the windows of Damascus Cafe, which is owned by the Quarquoz family. They came to live in Sudbury as refugees from Syria two and a half years ago.
By admin2 on Thursday, June 7, 2018
Manitoba is beginning to see a wave of secondary refugee migration coming to the province from Quebec. Welcome Place — the first point of contact for most asylum seekers who enter the country through Emerson — began tracking the numbers in the third week of May and sending them to the province.
By admin2 on Thursday, June 7, 2018
Refugee lawyers helping asylum seekers who have crossed into Canada irregularly are calling on government to end its co-operation with the U.S. government and suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen met U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in Washington on Monday and together they reaffirmed their commitment to working together on border security issues related to asylum seekers.
By admin2 on Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Liberal government is providing $50 million to Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba to help ease a housing crunch caused by an influx of asylum seekers. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen made the announcement on Parliament Hill today, saying the money is just a first installment in a longer-term funding arrangement. Quebec will receive the biggest share of the funding — $36 million — while $11 million will go to Ontario and $3 million to Manitoba.

By admin2 on Thursday, June 7, 2018
A Toronto woman convicted of bilking tens of thousands of dollars from multiple clients in a fraudulent immigration scheme over three years was given a seven-year jail term on Tuesday. Angelina Codina, 60, was found guilty by a jury of five offences under the federal Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in November 2017. Due to time already served in custody, Codina's jail term amounts to five years. 
By admin2 on Thursday, May 31, 2018
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says he has approached the American government with ideas for modernizing a 14-year-old agreement on refugee claimants who attempt to cross the border between Canada and the United States.
By admin2 on Thursday, May 31, 2018
A national information campaign and online survey are being launched Thursday to gauge interest and get the ball rolling. Common Wealth, a retirement security company dedicated to designing plans for Canadians not served by traditional pensions or government programs, will use responses to develop a convenient and low-cost way to help non-profit workers save for retirement and give non-profit employers a tool to help their employees build long-term financial security.
By admin2 on Tuesday, May 29, 2018
In the past week, outrage about treatment of children taken into U.S. custody at the Southwest border has reached a fever pitch, exploding in a barrage of tweets and calls to action with the hashtags #WhereAreTheChildren and #MissingChildren.
By admin2 on Tuesday, May 29, 2018
In 2000, when Abdi was 6, the family came to Canada as refugees. A year later, child welfare services apprehended him. He spent the rest of his childhood “in care” in Nova Scotia where he was abused and neglected. Separated from his sister, he was not educated beyond Grade 6. He had 31 different placements. Though eligible for Canadian citizenship, child welfare services — his only legal guardian — failed to apply on his behalf. Now, after pleading guilty to aggravated assault and serving a five-year federal sentence, Abdi faces the possibility of deportation to Somalia, a country in which he has never set foot.
By admin2 on Tuesday, May 29, 2018
The minister noted that if people want to come live and work in Canada, but are not fleeing persecution or otherwise in need of Canada’s protection, there are formal avenues that can make their goals a reality. “We’re making the necessary investments to the (Canada Border Services Agency) to expedite and conduct more removals of failed claimants … Those who do not deserve Canada’s protection get to be removed.”
By admin2 on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Some LGBTQ refugees living in Edmonton are sharing their stories, of fleeing a country where their sexuality was considered illegal.

By admin2 on Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen announced changes for asylum seekers Friday, saying anyone coming into the country through irregular means will have their cases finalized within 12 months.
By admin2 on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

In Uganda, it was a crime to be who she was. Now she joins a surge of migrants hoping for a new start. It was either a life spent hiding behind different identities or risking the possibility of death in prison.That's what turned one Ugandan woman into a refugee claimant, fleeing a country where being gay is more dangerous today than ever before. "If things go right, I have a lot more to offer than to take," she says, all too aware of the perception that refugees have come knocking at Canada's doors looking for a free lunch.

By admin2 on Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says officials will attempt to correct misinformation being circulated in New York state offering instructions to asylum seekers on how to illegally cross the border into Canada as political pressure mounts for government to do more to address the influx of irregular migrants from the United States.