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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.

By admin2 on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Canada is home to a growing number of environment migrants - people leaving behind horrendous pollution or climate change -  to seek a better life.

By admin2 on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Viola Desmond is a civil rights heroine whose story of defiance and bravery is not properly known in this country.  She has been described as the Rosa Parks of Canada, but Desmond's stand against racism occurred almost a decade earlier than Parks'.

By admin2 on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

It's time Canada expanded the definition of parent in the Citizenship Act to include those who use assisted fertility.

By admin2 on Thursday, March 10, 2016

Each year, our border security agency detains thousands of migrants, even though it is not a crime to be in Canada without status.  About one third of undocumented people detained by CBSA are taken to jail, usually without any criminal charge.

By admin2 on Thursday, March 10, 2016

The death of a Burundian refugee being held in a Toronto jail sparks renewed calls for less secrecy and more transparency within the Canadian Border Services Agency - as well as the creation of an oversight body to hold it to account.

By admin2 on Tuesday, March 8, 2016
A nation-wide scramble to find permanent housing for Syrian refugees has paid off for the Matar family. According to government figures, 60 per cent of the nearly 15,000 government-sponsored Syrian refugees brought to Canada since November 2015 now have places to live.
By admin2 on Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Affordable housing activists applaud UN committee for giving Canada “a boot in the butt” for failing to live up to its international obligations to protect vulnerable Canadians.
By admin2 on Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Up to 305,000 new permanent residents could be admitted to Canada this year under the Liberal government’s 2016 immigration plan.Immigration Minister John McCallum says it’s the highest number of projected admissions in decades.
By admin2 on Thursday, March 3, 2016

Adonis Supermarket has extended a helping hand to Syrian refugees, hiring dozens of newcomers at its two GTA locations.

By admin2 on Thursday, March 3, 2016
Toronto restaurateur and family sponsored 40 Syrian refugees and gave many their first jobs in Canada.  Syrian newcomer Ani Jaderian, a former kindergarten teacher, now works part time as a server at Lara’s restaurant in Scarborough. “We are touched by the kindness of Canadians,” she said. 
By admin2 on Thursday, March 3, 2016

Doctors and nurses see as many as 25 Syrian patients a day - mainly kids - at a makeshift clinic set up in a Toronto hotel housing new arrivals.

By admin2 on Thursday, March 3, 2016

People approved for private sponsorship after March 1 will have to pay back costs of their airfare and medical exams.

By admin2 on Thursday, March 3, 2016

Study finds young newcomers take part in recreation half as often as Canadian-born kids because of the hurdles their parents face.

By admin2 on Thursday, March 3, 2016

Permanent resident status would be given to all spouses on arrival in Canada, ending the two-year waiting period imposed on some.