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By admin2 on Thursday, June 29, 2017
As a result of intensive stakeholder consultations in May and June, and ongoing discussions with government, LAO has decided to continue immigration and refugee services at the current level at this time.
By admin2 on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Ajax Council has unanimously declared the Town of Ajax a sanctuary city.  This designation gives undocumented and precarious status residents full access to local services, supporting their legal path to citizenship.

By admin2 on Thursday, June 29, 2017
Outsiders might assume this is because Canada is simply more liberal, but they would be wrong. Rather, Canada has resisted the populist wave through a set of strategic decisions, powerful institutional incentives, strong minority coalitions and idiosyncratic circumstances.
By admin2 on Thursday, June 29, 2017
Only a year and a half after arriving in Canada, Levon Markarian feels at home on the factory floor of Rex Power Magnetics. In Syria, Markarian owned a small tool and die factory. In Toronto, he's building electrical transformers and rebuilding his life at the Rex factory in Vaughan.
By admin2 on Thursday, June 29, 2017
After a CBC iTeam investigation revealed that a Saskatchewan business owner was offered cash in exchange for a job offer to a Chinese national, three other people have come forward to report similar experiences.
By admin2 on Thursday, June 29, 2017
As President Donald Trump's court-endorsed ban looms on Thursday, advocacy groups say the Safe Third Country agreement needs to go.
By admin2 on Thursday, June 29, 2017
After three new-Canadian youths drowned last summer in Manitoba, a Winnipeg based non-profit organization is helping newcomers learn to swim.
By admin2 on Thursday, June 29, 2017
British Columbia's legal aid society will no longer represent new immigration and refugee claimants starting August 1, 2017 because the society says there is a lack of funding.
By admin2 on Thursday, June 29, 2017
Visitors can step into the booths and listen to the narrations on the phone.
By admin2 on Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Thousands of people who fled to Canada to escape President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal migrants have become trapped in legal limbo because of an overburdened refugee system, struggling to find work, permanent housing or enrol their children in schools.
By admin2 on Monday, June 26, 2017

Mayor John Tory proclaims June 26 International Day in support of Victims of Torture, to celebrate the resiliency and strength of the survivors who have been tortured and also remember those who have passed away fighting for their right to say no to torture.

By admin2 on Monday, June 26, 2017

The short answer is yes. But a better question might be, is the organization ready to do the pre- and post-training work needed to ensure diversity and inclusion content sticks?

By admin2 on Monday, June 26, 2017
A pair of Toronto newlyweds is sounding the alarm after they claim a private career college led them to believe one of them could apply to stay and work in Canada after graduation — only to be told at the border that she was facing removal.
By admin2 on Monday, June 26, 2017
In a decision released last week, Justice Richard Southcott ruled in favour of the 57 former clients of Beijing-based Flyabroad, saying immigration officials shouldn’t have rejected them without giving each a fair opportunity to respond to the concerns raised.
By admin2 on Monday, June 26, 2017
One in three refugee and immigrant patients seeking care at the clinic are a child or youth. The number of uninsured pediatric patients has gone up by 36 per cent in the last three years to more than 360 in 2016.
By admin2 on Thursday, June 22, 2017
Bill C-6, an Act to amend the Citizenship Act and make consequential amendments to another Act, received Royal Assent on June 19, 2017. This chart explains the changes that have been made to the Citizenship Act and indicates when these changes are expected to come into force.
By admin2 on Thursday, June 22, 2017
The makers of Canada's latest Heritage Minute say featuring the country's acceptance of Vietnamese "boat people" in the short film was the ideal way to keep current events in perspective and usher in a landmark national birthday.
By admin2 on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Every 20 minutes, someone leaves everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror, according to the United Nations. While most people likely think of Europe’s struggles to accommodate the massive numbers of refugees when they think of the global migrant crisis, African nations also host a significant number of refugees – around 4.4 million. With June 20th marking World Refugee Day, here is a look at the scale of the refugee crisis in Uganda, in maps and photos.

By admin2 on Thursday, June 22, 2017
The Immigration and Refugee Board is finally taking action to process asylum claims languishing in the system under pre-2012 rules, some of which have been waiting to be heard for more than six years.
By admin2 on Thursday, June 22, 2017

South Sudan had the world’s fastest growing refugee population last year and could be the next Syria, warns a new report by the United Nations Refugee Agency. The number of refugees from the fledgling country, established six years ago, spiked by 64 per cent in the last six months of 2016 to over 1.4 million, the majority of them children, according to the refugee agency’s annual global refugee trends report released Tuesday on World Refugee Day.

By admin2 on Thursday, June 15, 2017

Toronto-based tech entrepreneur speaks about the need for international talent pools.

By admin2 on Thursday, June 15, 2017
The Washington Post reports that a new study shows that refugees end up paying more in taxes than they receive in welfare benefits after just eight years of living in this country.
By admin2 on Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Kaadan and Tarek Ghriri adopted a newborn kitten for company while living in exile in Beirut. When they got the chance to come to Canada under a private sponsorship, they faced an agonizing choice.
By admin2 on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Syrian newcomers hosted a free lunch on Sunday for homeless and low-income Torontonians as a way of giving back during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. "We want to show other people how Muslims are in Ramadan, we need to show others we have ... to give our help to other people," said Mohamad Alhaj, who arrived in Toronto 18 months ago. 

By admin2 on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

When Ghaiyath and Nagham Alsouki first arrived in Canada, they had no idea that in less than a year's time, they would be extending their hands to help even newer newcomers. But in the span of just months, the two started helping out with the group Syrian Active Volunteers Canada, a non-governmental organization aimed at resettling refugees. And now, they're among those opening the doors of what's being dubbed Canada's first Syrian community centre, in Mississauga, Ont.