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By admin2 on Thursday, April 27, 2017
Six federal ministries and departments will remove information revealing an applicant’s race and ethnicity from the application and resumé to stop hiring biases against minority candidates.
By admin2 on Thursday, April 27, 2017
The asylum seekers have opened up a political can of worms and now both parties are rethinking their approach, each with a careful eye to how the politics of immigration played out in the U.S.
By admin2 on Thursday, April 27, 2017
It may seem extreme, but advocates want the federal government to fast-track about 5,600 so-called “forgotten refugees” who after five years in Canada have still not been given a hearing. 
By admin2 on Thursday, April 27, 2017

A group trying to sponsor a Syrian refugee family say they spent over a year, and thousands of dollars, waiting for their family to arrive while getting no answers from the much-praised government program that was supposed to streamline the process. Government says ‘security partners’ caused delay in processing family's application.

By admin2 on Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) praised Canada today for providing solutions to the plight of a record 46,700 refugees through their resettlement to Canada in 2016. 
By admin2 on Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Joseph Stephen Farkas, who represented a high volume of Roma refugees, will be suspended for six months and placed under supervision for at least one year.
By admin2 on Monday, April 24, 2017
The initial focus of the service will be to support Alberta employers, looking for high-skilled workers in sectors with higher rates of unemployment. To support this effort, 29 high-wage occupations that have a sufficient local labour supply have been jointly identified and placed on a new “Refusal to Process” list under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).  
By admin2 on Monday, April 24, 2017
From former slaves to Italian seasonal workers and Chinese railway workers, the once overpopulated neighbourhood is remembered for its diversity.
By admin2 on Monday, April 24, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump recently reflected publicly on the issue of torture as a tool for interrogation. He claims that "it works." His ruminations have rekindled a discussion about the impacts and effectiveness of torture. As health-care providers who work with torture survivors, we feel compelled to outline evidence that refutes president Trump's contention that torture is effective and to highlight the horrific consequences to survivors.
By admin2 on Monday, April 24, 2017
The statistics are trickling out very slowly, but the overall picture of the number of asylum seekers crossing from the U.S. into Canada, and what is happening to them, is becoming slightly clearer. 
By admin2 on Monday, April 24, 2017
Justice Ian Nordheimer asked government lawyers whether they believed immigration authorities should have the right to detain someone “literally for the rest of their natural life.”
By admin2 on Monday, April 24, 2017
90% of refugees say they have a somewhat strong or very strong sense of belonging in Canada. A handful of Syrian refugees paid their sponsors to come to Canada, a government study published Friday reveals.
By admin2 on Monday, April 24, 2017
After a year of government support, Syrian refugees are still struggling to settle in Toronto and face an uncertain future
By admin2 on Monday, April 24, 2017
Refugee and immigration appeals tribunals have let go 14 adjudicators and another 39 will have their appointments expire by the end of the year, the Star has learned.
By admin2 on Monday, April 24, 2017
Residents living in the Ontario communities of Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay will be the first to receive a guaranteed minimum income as part of a new provincial pilot project.
By admin2 on Friday, April 21, 2017
Canada's withdrawal from the Safe Third Country agreement would be a "clear and easy solution" to the number of people seeking asylum in the country through illegal border crossings, says one advocate.
By admin2 on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Latin America is in the economic doldrums. After almost a decade of progress, GDP has been negative for the past two years, making it the region’s worst contraction since the 1980s. But there’s one exception: Panama. Between 2001 and 2013, the country’s economy grew at twice the rate of the regional average. In fact, it has been one of the fastest growing economies in the world. “What Panama shows the rest of Latin America is that to grow significantly, you need to import talent,” Hausmann explained. That’s how countries like the US have managed to gain a competitive edge.

By admin2 on Thursday, April 20, 2017
This month, Ontario is launching its own pilot project to see what happens when low-income families receive monthly payments with no strings attached.Policymakers want to know if a so-called “basic income” would improve health, housing, and employment outcomes for Ontarians.
By admin2 on Thursday, April 20, 2017
The number of people seeking asylum in Canada from Mexico continues to rise.New figures from the Immigration and Refugee Board show that March recorded the highest number yet of new claims in 2017 — 110, up from 85 in February and 71 in January, for a total of 266 so far this year.In all of 2016, there were just 241, statistics from the IRB show.
By admin2 on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Psychotherapy is a foreign concept to Yazidis. Providing it to the 1,200 refugees coming to Canada this year poses serious challenges.

By admin2 on Thursday, April 20, 2017

A local body formed by the federal government to lead newcomer integration has devised a plan to make Hamilton more welcoming for immigrants and refugees.The Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council (HIPC), mandated to co-ordinate settlement agencies, has an ambitious strategy that by 2020 includes nine projects.

By admin2 on Monday, April 17, 2017
A child and youth empowerment program, run by DIVERSEcity Settlement Services, is for kids aged six to 12. Many of them are entering their second year as refugees in Canada and are experiencing trauma related to the stress of adapting to a new culture. Others have experienced or witnessed abuse.
By admin2 on Monday, April 17, 2017
Located in eastern Kenya, sprawling Dadaab is one of the largest refugee camp complexes in the world. It’s also a place the Kenyan government wants to close.“The best response is to help the refugees to return and rebuild their nation,” Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, said in a recent speech.Fearing war and drought, however, the vast majority of the complex’s residents would rather stay put.
By admin2 on Monday, April 17, 2017
Says refugees from Syria are being vetted more thoroughly than any refugees every admitted to Canada. "But because (the current refugees) come from an Islamic region, automatically (there's an assumption) that they're being infiltrated by extremists. I think that's a horrific fabrication."
By admin2 on Monday, April 17, 2017
Give temp agency workers equal pay for equal work, ban “temporary” assignments that turn into long-term gigs, and eliminate unfair fees charged by staffing agencies, a new motion suggests.The new proposals are expected to be introduced Thursday by provincial NDP deputy leader Jagmeet Singh, and mirror some of the demands made by workers’ rights activists to better protect vulnerable workers.