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By admin2 on Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Yet, while Canada has been great at attracting this highly skilled talent pool, we have substantially failed at benefitting from their expertise, especially when it comes to migrant women skilled in STEM.
By admin2 on Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the U.S. is doing a better job of informing Canada of immigration changes that may prompt people living in the U.S. on special immigration status to try to cross the border into Canada illegally. 
By admin2 on Tuesday, November 28, 2017
The Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement (COIA) creates a new framework to strengthen the long-term partnership between Ontario and Canada to welcome and settle immigrants, boost the economy and address shared humanitarian responsibilities. The agreement outlines the respective roles and responsibilities, and shared immigration priorities in selection policy, program integrity, attraction of French-speaking immigrants, and newcomer and refugee settlement. 
By admin2 on Tuesday, November 28, 2017
It's been more than two years since the crisis in Syria hit home for Canadians with a picture of a lifeless child named Aylan Kurdi on a beach. That photo spurred Ottawans into action, and refugee sponsorships jumped in the fall of 2015 and into 2016. Today that number has dropped significantly and organizations like Refugee 613 are trying to remind Ottawa that, while the Syria crisis is no longer top of mind, there's still a need for refugee sponsorships of Syrians and people in need from other parts of the world.
By admin2 on Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Outside Conestoga Meats, a huge hiring sign has become a fixture in front of the 115,000-square-foot facility located in this community near Kitchener. “The hiring sign has become part of the grass for me,” said Morreale, Conestoga’s vice-president of operations. “We just can’t find enough Canadians to do the job."
By admin2 on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The aim is to make the city more welcoming to immigrants and refugees, while also encouraging people to take their own action to connect with newcomers. "We really do want this campaign to show our most recent Hamiltonians that we love them and we want them here," said Nicole Longstaff, a senior project manager with Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council.

By admin2 on Thursday, November 23, 2017
While the resettlement program has been lauded all over the world, one of the main criticisms was that the Liberals rolled it out without enough advance planning for what would happen once the Syrians arrived on Canadian soil.
By admin2 on Thursday, November 23, 2017
A decision by the Trump administration to end a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 Haitians to live and work in the United States has the Canadian government on alert for a potential new surge of asylum seekers at the border. A spokesperson for Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said while Canada remains an "open and welcoming country to people seeking refuge," anyone entering Canada must do so "through the proper channels."
By admin2 on Thursday, November 23, 2017
Canada is committed to ditching a policy that rejects immigrants because they're sick or disabled and could be a drag on the health system, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says. Calling it an "important and sensitive" issue, Hussen said the government will look at all options to revamp the 40-year-old policy, which bars entry to applicants when they could be costly to public health or social service systems.
By admin2 on Thursday, November 23, 2017

Even as politicians in Quebec and Ottawa maintain they are prepared for any influx in asylum seekers, immigration lawyers working on the front lines say they are already struggling to deal with a backlog of refugee claimants. The latest figures, released late Wednesday, suggest the delays are only getting longer as a result of last summer's surge of arrivals into Quebec from the U.S.

By admin2 on Thursday, November 23, 2017
The Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture has grown from a small voluntary group to an organization with 40 staff and a $2.5 million budget. In 2016, it served 2,800 clients from 93 countries.
By admin2 on Thursday, November 23, 2017
Nothing is more important than home. Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy is a 10-year, $40-billion plan that will strengthen the middle class, fuel our economy and give more Canadians across the country a place to call home.
By admin2 on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Earlier this month, an unnamed 50-year-old woman died while being detained in a maximum-security provincial jail in Ontario. She did not commit any crimes, but was imprisoned because of her immigration status. Since 2000, at least 16 people have died while incarcerated in Canada’s system of immigration detention, with a shocking four deaths since March 2016.
By admin2 on Tuesday, November 21, 2017

More than 15,000 foreign nationals are on Canada's deportation list, but some can't be removed because their home country won't take them back. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) confirms some countries either delay or refuse to repatriate their citizens who are here illegally, but will not divulge which ones as it might "impact diplomatic negotiations."

By admin2 on Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A national advocacy group is pushing for the government to repeal immigration criteria that it calls discriminatory toward people with disabilities. The Council of Canadians with Disabilities is calling for the repeal of a provision that bars immigrants with disabilities from settling in Canada on grounds that they could place too much demand on the country's medical system. The group contends the practice is discriminatory and based on outdated, stereotypical ideas around disability.

By admin2 on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
The PSR program is at its core a public-private partnership. By tapping into the resources, creativity, and connectivity of citizens, private sponsorship bolsters Canada’s ability to accept more refugees than the government of Canada could alone manage. This idea is known as “additionality” and is a mobilizing force for sponsors. You could also call it crowdsourcing.
By admin2 on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
“I am pleased to be in a position where I can promote inclusion and advocate for settlement and integration supports that are responsive to their needs,” Shan said in a written statement on Monday. Shan briefly touched upon a commitment to ensure that immigrant and refugee communities have the same access to city services as they are currently offered to all Torontonians.
By admin2 on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Many undocumented immigrants living in Winnipeg say they’re often too worried to ask for help when they need it most for fear of deportation. They worry if they get in to a crash or need medical help, they can’t ask for it because of the fear that someone helping them could turn around and report them to other levels of government or the border service agency.
By admin2 on Thursday, November 9, 2017
Education gives refugee children a place of safety amid the tumult of displacement. It amounts to an investment in the future, creating and nurturing new scientists, philosophers, architects, poets, teachers and public servants — people who are crucial to the peaceful and sustainable development of the places that have welcomed them, and to the future prosperity of their own countries.
By admin2 on Thursday, November 9, 2017
A case being heard at the Supreme Court on Thursday could change the way Canadian authorities decide the fate of children caught up in international child custody and abduction cases.
By admin2 on Thursday, November 9, 2017
Oxfam Humanitarian Policy Adviser explores the issues that change people's ideas and country's policies about refugees. Is it evidence or emotion?
By admin2 on Wednesday, November 8, 2017
As part of the Government of Canada's work to create a better, fairer immigration detention system, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today issued Ministerial Direction to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) on the treatment of minors in Canada's immigration detention system. This direction is in addition to improvements currently being made to the system.
By admin2 on Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Canada’s border police have begun negotiations with two non-governmental organizations to support the release of immigration detainees to the community.
By admin2 on Wednesday, November 8, 2017
A pilot program that makes it easier for highly skilled foreign tech workers to find jobs in Canada has hooked more than 1,600 people in its first two and a half months, CBC News has learned.
By admin2 on Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Refugees and refugee protection have become global issues, in a number of ways. There is no region of the world not affected, whether as a producer or a receiver of refugees, or as a country of transit.