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By admin2 on Thursday, September 28, 2017
Nasreldin Ali Akad Himad is set to be deported to Sudan, but because his wife and their children have been granted asylum, he will almost certainly be allowed to return to Canada.
By admin2 on Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Three employees and one client associated with New Can Consultants have been sentenced for immigration and tax fraud in B.C., bringing the total number of people sentenced in the largest immigration fraud case in the province to eight.
By admin2 on Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Hamilton will spend $50 million to repair current affordable housing units at CityHousing Hamilton, building new affordable residential units and addressing Indigenous poverty needs over the next decade.
By admin2 on Tuesday, September 26, 2017
According to Canada Border Services Agency, the total number of detentions from Jan. 1 into the first week of September hit 2,391 — roughly six times the 411 in all of last year — and equal to the previous five years combined.
By admin2 on Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Since its 1978 beginnings, the program has recruited student refugees from 39 countries of origin, promising an opportunity to pursue a post-secondary education at one of 80 partner campuses in Canada and eventually even sponsor their families.
By admin2 on Tuesday, September 26, 2017
After welcoming more than 48,000 Syrian refugees into the country over the last two years, Canada is faced with a new challenge known in the refugee sponsorship circles as the “echo effect” — the surge in demand to sponsor the families and relatives of recently resettled refugees, said Janet Dench of the Canadian Council for refugees.
By admin2 on Thursday, September 21, 2017
Decades of research by organizational scientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists and demographers show that socially diverse groups (that is, those with a diversity of race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation) are more innovative than homogeneous groups.
By admin2 on Thursday, September 21, 2017
A skyrocketing backlog is pushing the wait time for refugee hearings dramatically beyond the federally stipulated 60 days, with recent asylum seekers now waiting 16 months to have their claims determined.
By admin2 on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The federal government revealed Tuesday that 5,712 refugee claimants had arrived in Canada in the month of August alone—an 82 per cent jump from July. But Customs and Immigration Union president Jean-Pierre Fortin said there has been an ominous change in the demographics.

By admin2 on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

This week, the House of Commons heritage committee enters the second phase of M-103, the motion to combat Islamophobia, and begins a study on systemic racism and religious discrimination in Canada. Its report card will hopefully contain two outcomes: Strategies to combat systemic racism, and a definition of Islamophobia that will place it in the context of Canadian laws as well as overall racism in the country.

By admin2 on Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Colombian-born musician Lido Pimienta’s album “La Papessa” is the winner of this year’s $50,000 Polaris Music Prize. It’s an annual award that goes to the best album produced by a Canadian artist or band.
By admin2 on Wednesday, September 20, 2017
It’s a long way from a refugee camp in the Middle East to a chocolate factory in Atlantic Canada. But for the Hadhad family, it’s been a smooth transition.
By admin2 on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A family of Syrian refugees said they don’t feel safe in their Winnipeg community after they woke up to a series of racist graffiti on their fence. “Go back to your country, leave Canada,” was one of the phrases written in red ink at some point overnight Monday. 

By admin2 on Thursday, September 14, 2017

A cultural shift from an enforcement mindset to a client-centered approach could mark a new era at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

By admin2 on Thursday, September 14, 2017

Canada is a global leader when it comes to gender equality in the public sector’s senior levels, according to a recent report by Global Government Forum, a research group focused on issues facing civil servants. At 46.4 per cent, Canada has the highest proportion of female senior civil servants of any G20 country, according to the report. Australia and South Africa trail close behind at 43.3 and 41.1 per cent, respectively.

By admin2 on Thursday, September 14, 2017
Many of the asylum seekers are believed to be coming to Canada because the U.S. government announced it is thinking about lifting the temporary protected status given to Haitian nationals after the deadly 2010 earthquake, meaning thousands of people could be deported.
By admin2 on Thursday, September 14, 2017
The government describes the action plan as its "roadmap to identifying and eliminating discriminatory practices, systemic barriers and bias from schools and classrooms to support the potential for all students to succeed." 
By admin2 on Thursday, September 14, 2017

More Ontarians are using temp agencies to find work - and these workers are more likely to get hurt on the job. Temp agency workers are changing the face of labour in Ontario. In workplaces around the province, the use of temp agencies limits companies’ liability for accidents on the job, reduces their responsibility for employees’ rights, and cuts costs. A Toronto Star undercover investigation.

By admin2 on Thursday, September 14, 2017
Toronto will receive $90 million in provincial funding to help break the cycle of chronic homelessness.The money will be rolled out over three years, and it will be up to city council to decide where it will be used, though it is largely expected to be put towards wrap-around services and supportive housing programs.
By admin2 on Thursday, September 14, 2017
It has been years since Statistics Canada has been able to release Census data on income inequality in Canada but the numbers are out at long last. Here are 7 things the Census teaches us about income inequality in Canada between 2005 and 2015.
By admin2 on Thursday, September 14, 2017
It has been years since Statistics Canada has been able to release Census data on income inequality in Canada but the numbers are out at long last. Here are 7 things the Census teaches us about income inequality in Canada between 2005 and 2015.