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By admin2 on Monday, January 30, 2017
The Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) condemns President Donald Trump’s recent Executive Orders on immigration. These Orders set in motion profound changes in US immigration and refugee practices, and will have far-reaching effects on the availability of asylum in the US.
By admin2 on Monday, January 30, 2017
In the wake of the January 27 Executive Order signed by the US President, the Canadian Council for Refugees urges Canadians and the Canadian government to redouble their efforts to welcome refugees and to reject all discrimination against Muslims.
By admin2 on Monday, January 30, 2017

This edition of StatsCan newsletter puts a spotlight on immigration.  Since Confederation in 1867, more than 17 million immigrants have come to Canada.

By admin2 on Thursday, January 26, 2017
A Toronto single mother who is hosting two international students to help pay the bills says she's owed $6,000 after the company that sent her the teens stopped paying her and answering her phone calls.
By admin2 on Thursday, January 26, 2017

Applicants for Canadian citizenship can, if they need, request accommodation in writing the citizenship exam (such as writing in a quiet room, or more time).  They can also request a full waiver from passing the exam and/or proving proficiency in English or French. These waivers and accommodation requests are decided on a discretionary basis. Neighbourhood Legal Services and ARCH Disability Law Centre is looking for clients who have been impacted by, or are currently engaged in this process.

By admin2 on Thursday, January 26, 2017

On December 19, 2016, a temporary public policy was put in place to enable Groups of Five and Community Sponsors to submit applications to sponsor up 1,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees. We have now reached that limit and the public policy has ended. Applications received after this limit was reached will be returned as incomplete applications if they do not include a Proof of Refugee Status Recognition document issued by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) or a foreign state.

By admin2 on Thursday, January 26, 2017
The Mozuud Freedom Foundation’s Project Abraham plans to bring 40 privately sponsored refugees to Canada at an estimated cost of $200,000.
By admin2 on Wednesday, January 25, 2017
A new Canadian study found job applicants with Asian names and a master’s degree got fewer interview requests than counterparts with Anglo-Canadian names and only a bachelor’s degree.
By admin2 on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Canadians have long assumed that race relations north of the border are different than in the United States. However, similarities abound from carding, to lower wages for visible minorities, to a political and power structure that doesn't reflect Canada's racial diversity.

By admin2 on Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Crimes against Muslim Canadians have more than doubled in the past 3 years.  Help build a racism-free Ontario, join OCASI  and the 'Break the Behaviour' campaign.
By admin2 on Monday, January 23, 2017

The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council report said a record 8300 immigrants arrived in Atlantic Canada in 2015, and the 2016 numbers will be even higher, but many don't stay, a new report says.

By admin2 on Friday, January 20, 2017

Marketplace report suggests hateful language by Canadians online up by 600% over last year.

By admin2 on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

When a hostess refused to take my 'difficult' name, I worried about the Canada I love. Though the behaviour of the hostess was not blatantly racist nor xenophobic, it was certainly culturally insensitive and wholly inappropriate.

By admin2 on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The number of permanent residents issued removal orders at port of entry has risen from 605 in 2008 to 1413 in 2014.

By admin2 on Monday, January 16, 2017
Groundbreaking study has identified a plausible biological mechanism that links the effects of migration to the risk of developing psychosis.
By admin2 on Friday, January 13, 2017

After an outpouring of support from all across Canada, the deportation order for migrant worker activist Gina Bahiwal has been cancelled.

By admin2 on Friday, January 13, 2017
Refugees are risking severe frostbite to get to Canada. In Toronto, doctors have seen nine cases in the past three weeks of frostbite.
By admin2 on Friday, January 13, 2017

The Immigration Department has been developing “predictive analytics” technology that would evaluate applications in a way that’s similar to the work performed by officials today.

By admin2 on Friday, January 13, 2017

This 2016 report by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) seeks to develop a deeper understanding of the evolving global economy.

By admin2 on Friday, January 13, 2017

Since 2015, Chavez Ruiz’s family in Toronto has made three failed attempts to get her a visa to visit Canada and couldn't figure out why until an MP made an inquiry on their behalf.


By admin2 on Friday, January 13, 2017

Since 1969, Vincenzo Pietropaolo has attended the Good Friday processions in Little Italy every year, except one. The event has become the documentary photographer’s own ritual.


By admin2 on Friday, January 13, 2017

One Canadian businessman decided he could do more for desperate Syrians fleeing their war-torn country. So he bankrolled an Ontario town's resettlement of over 200 refugees.


By admin2 on Thursday, January 12, 2017
Gina Bahiwal, who has become the public face of the migrant worker rights movement, is facing deportation to the Philippines on Sunday.
By admin2 on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Canada Summer Jobs is a Government of Canada initiative. It provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees to create summer jobs for students between the ages of 15 and 30. Apply before January 20, 2017.

By admin2 on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport funding application guide for activities that engage the community in sport, recreation and physical activity.  Application deadline is Feb 1, 2017.