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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.