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By admin2 on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Toronto group says "mean-spirited" immigration officials unfairly snubbed a vulnerable young Ivory Coast woman stranded in Ghana.

By admin2 on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Urban Workers Project seeks to mobilize young professionals in freelance, part-time, and contract jobs and lobby for better protections.

By admin2 on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Despite recent reforms to the refugee system, whether an asylum claim is approved or denied has remained the luck of the draw, according to a new report.

By admin2 on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

As world leaders try to find solutions to the Syrian refugee crisis, all eyes will be on Canada's feat of resettling 25,000 in just four months.  Immigration Minister John McCallum, the man at the helm of the country's most aggressive refugee resettlement project that involved Canadians from coast to coast, will be a key presenter at the United Nations conference attended by representatives of 80 countries, 10 international organizations and 24 non-governmental agencies.

By admin2 on Monday, March 21, 2016
A Jamaican farm hand who was rushed to a Hamilton hospital in life-threatening condition after hurting himself on the job has filed a human rights complaint against Ontario’s workplace compensation board, alleging “systemic” discrimination against migrant workers.
By admin2 on Monday, March 21, 2016
A Jamaican farm hand who was rushed to a Hamilton hospital in life-threatening condition after hurting himself on the job has filed a human rights complaint against Ontario’s workplace compensation board, alleging “systemic” discrimination against migrant workers.
By admin2 on Monday, March 21, 2016

An Ontario university professor who has applied for permanent residency in Canada is facing the prospect of having to leave the country because his son has Down Syndrome.  The government told Felipe Montoya that his son's condition makes him inadmissible to Canada because of his potential burden on the health care system.

By admin2 on Monday, March 21, 2016
It’s their sanctuary, their first “home” in Canada. They consider their fellow students and teachers family.And the teens at Greenwood Secondary School — all recently arrived refugees and immigrants — don’t want it to close and move into nearby Danforth Collegiate. They accuse the school board of stacking the deck against them and not listening to their concerns.
By admin2 on Friday, March 18, 2016
The Liberal government statement came as civil rights groups and refugee lawyers decried the second death of someone in the border agency's custody in less than a week. The agency holds people who are considered a flight risk or a danger to the public and those whose identities cannot be confirmed.
By admin2 on Friday, March 18, 2016

A city-funded public education campaign to dispel racist claims and hateful rumours against Syrian refugees is set to launch this month.
City staff received an update Monday about efforts to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees.  Of the 26,166 refugees who have arrived in Canada since last fall, 4,334 have chosen Toronto as their new home.