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By admin2 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
The ethical case to fight the deportation of former child refugee Abdoul Abdi from Canada is a straightforward one with no visible shades of grey. Yet it has ballooned into a needless battle exposing federal and provincial indifference to non-citizen children.
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
At the heart of his pledge is a vow to create a “recognition and implementation of (an) Indigenous rights framework” that will include new ways to recognize and implement such rights.
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Average processing time of spousal sponsorship applications has been reduced to 12 months from 26.
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said today he will present a plan by April to amend an outdated policy that excludes immigrants based on their medical conditions — but the NDP wants quicker action to end the "discriminatory" clause.
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Asylum claims from Romanians have risen substantially since the Liberal government lifted the requirement that they obtain a visa to enter Canada. Immigration department officials say about 232 people have lodged claims since the visa requirement was lifted in December.
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Late last fall, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled the $40-billion National Housing Strategy, which will create 100,000 new housing units and repair another 300,000 for vulnerable families and individuals over the coming decade. The plan is to cut chronic homelessness in Canada by 50 per cent.
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Family Day took on a special meaning Monday for dozens of recent immigrants and refugees, as they celebrated the holiday for the first time with other newcomers in true Canadian style: by snowshoeing. Most have only been in the country for a few weeks, and some remain separated from their families overseas.
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
HIPC partnered with Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion and launched the first phase of the #HamiltonForAll campaign in November 2017, which aims at celebrating diversity, inspiring Hamilton residents to connect with and welcome newcomers and reduce myths and misconceptions.
By admin2 on Thursday, February 15, 2018
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says the government has met its goal of shortening wait times for those hoping to sponsor their spouse from abroad. Hussen says the backlog of applications now sits at 15,000, down from 75,000 in 2016.
By admin2 on Thursday, February 15, 2018
As Abdoul Abdi faces deportation, his case shows years’ worth of federal and provincial indifference
By admin2 on Thursday, February 15, 2018
“Going forward, recognition of rights will guide all government relations with Indigenous Peoples,” Prime Minister says in speech to House of Commons in wake of controversial acquittal of Saskatchewan farmer in the 2016 shooting death of Indigenous man Colten Boushie.
By admin2 on Thursday, February 15, 2018
According to Minister Hussen, the number of spousal immigration applications in the queue has dropped to 15,000 from 74,900 a year ago, and the average processing time has also been sharply reduced to 12 months from 26 months.
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
A Toronto legal clinic is representing six clients who are challenging the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) over treatment they argue violates their charter rights based on immigration status.
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
A Brampton judge has blasted a Mississauga-based translations company for its repeated failure to pay contract workers and what she described as an “intentional, habitual and high-handed course of conduct” that is “clearly aimed at taking advantage of a vulnerable sector of society for commercial gain.”
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
A group of leading experts speak at a panel discussion in Ottawa on the future of immigration in Canada in an era of political polarization.
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
A local committee is developing an online information hub to help new Canadians settle in this area -- which organizers say will be the first such initiative in rural Ontario.
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Artist, activist and advocate, Ai WeiWei, writes an opinion piece for The Guardian on his experience as a refugee and filming the documentary Human Flow.

By admin2 on Friday, February 9, 2018
A CBC News investigation reveals more than 15 per cent of female asylum seekers who arrived in this country in the past five years said they did so to escape persecution for being a woman. It's the most common reason women seek refuge in Canada, ahead of religious, ethnic or political persecution.
By admin2 on Thursday, February 8, 2018
In 1986, Gus Dalton led a rescue of more than 150 refugees. It was the spark that brought large numbers of Tamils to Canada.
By admin2 on Thursday, February 8, 2018
Many of the refugee claimants are well-informed about their rights, and will phone the RCMP to be picked up once they arrive in Canada. “The RCMP will drive them to Hornby Street to file their refugee claim, [and begin the process of settlement],” said Friesen.
By admin2 on Thursday, February 8, 2018
Thirty-six per cent of the children of immigrants held university degrees, compared to 24 per cent of their peers with Canadian-born parents.
By admin2 on Thursday, February 8, 2018

The number of foreign caregivers becoming permanent residents has plummeted since Ottawa introduced what it calls “new pathways” for them to settle in Canada. According to Immigration Department data, about 20 per cent, or 555 caregivers out of 2,730 applicants, were granted permanent residency in the country in the three years after the former Conservative government set out the new language and post-secondary education requirements in November 2014.

By admin2 on Thursday, February 8, 2018
The Government does not take the revocation of citizenship lightly, and is committed to integrating enhanced fairness into the process. Any individual whose case is subject to possible revocation now has the choice to have their case heard and decided by the Federal Court, or to request that the Minister decide. This improves the fairness of the process by allowing all individuals to choose to have their case decided by the Federal Court, an independent judicial body.
By admin2 on Thursday, February 8, 2018
Soleiman Faqiri died in an altercation with correctional officers on Dec. 15, 2016. Reports obtained by the Star detail the physical encounter that ensued in the hours before.
By admin2 on Thursday, February 8, 2018
Foreign caregivers will not be eligible for permanent residence if they have not accrued two years of employment by Nov. 29, 2019, according to a notice posted by the Immigration Department.