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By admin2 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018
On Monday, charges were laid alleging siblings Ping Zhong and her brother, Yi Zhong, counselled business immigrants seeking permanent residency to provide residential addresses in P.E.I. though they didn't really live there.
By admin2 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The federal government’s announcement that it will be conducting a consultation on systemic racism, as recommended by the United Nations, has generated widespread criticism.
By admin2 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018
With an Indigenous population of more than 1.4 million and several centuries since European settlement, there is a lot to learn about Indigenous history and culture in Canada. But what resources are available in Calgary to teach immigrants and refugees about Indigenous Peoples?
By admin2 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Clad in a tailored blue suit with a vibrant purple tie and pocket square, Alahmad is giving a colleague a mock sales pitch on the vehicle's leather seats and cruise control features. As a car lover, the conversation comes naturally to him.
By admin2 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The federal Liberal government, chastised last year in an auditor’s report that found a lack of oversight of Canada’s controversial temporary foreign workers program, is stepping up employer inspections and naming and shaming those caught breaking the rules.
By admin2 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Michelle Rempel, Conservative immigration critic, tweeted recently that the media was finally writing about “illegal border crossings” after she had been raising it for a year. The problem is that several recurring myths are shaping much of the coverage. Here are four of them.
By admin2 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Regina's South Zone Community Garden has expanded to create 24 new plots for Syrian refugee families and one family from Tanzania in Africa. The gardens are meant to help the families be outside, meet other Canadian families and grow fresh food. 
By admin2 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018
A recent crackdown on employers abusing the temporary foreign worker program does more to keep up the government’s appearance of “protecting Canadian jobs” than it does for employees facing abuse and unfair working conditions, say B.C. labour lawyers working closely with migrant employees.
By admin2 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Due to Canada’s small population and aging workforce, a new Conference Board of Canada report predicts that eliminating immigration would have a negative impact on the Canadian economy by 2040.
By admin2 on Thursday, May 10, 2018
Expanding the STCA to cover irregular crossings would mean that thousands of asylum-seekers would be sent back to the U.S. after making their way to the Canadian border in the wake of worsening conditions there under President Donald Trump.
By admin2 on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

For immigrant women in communities like St James Town, help arrives in a 31-foot Winnebago.

By admin2 on Wednesday, May 9, 2018
A growing number of Iranian immigration applicants, many of them with postgraduate degrees, say they are facing unreasonable delays in getting security clearance by Canadian authorities due to their nationality.
By admin2 on Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Hasan Sheblack, a Syrian refugee, and Guss Ash, a Jordanian immigrant, met while working construction at the Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver. A few years later, the two are not only business partners, they consider each other “brothers.” The two attribute their bond to respect and understanding, underscoring that respect is the most important thing. It’s also what they like most about living in Canada.
By admin2 on Wednesday, May 9, 2018
When she was young, Nicole M'Carthy felt trapped between two cultures. Born in Ghana and raised in Canada, she endured racial bullying and almost lost sight of herself. But her negative experiences helped set the stage for a youth mentorship program she founded called Girl Talk, aimed at girls from immigrant families.
By admin2 on Wednesday, May 9, 2018
A refugee judge waited almost four years before rejecting the asylum claim of a Mexican family on the last day of his job, but the Federal Court has ruled the delay was not “severe” enough to breach the claimants’ charter rights. At the centre of the case was Immigration and Refugee Board member David McBean, who gained attention after a Star investigation in 2010 found the adjudicator had denied all of the 169 asylum cases he presided over between 2007 and 2010.
By admin2 on Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada needs to look into bringing Rohingya refugees here to reunify families. "We can just imagine if it were our brothers, sisters, uncles, who were in these dire straits, we would be desperate to bring them to join us in Canada," she told reporters on Saturday.  "I think that is an issue we need to be looking at."
By admin2 on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Leaving an abusive relationship can be a big challenge. For immigrants and refugees, there are often additional obstacles, including cultural stigma, language and immigration status. "Domestic violence knows no bounds culturally. In essence, it's about power and control over another human being," says Jan Reimer, the executive director at Alberta Council of Women's Shelters.

By admin2 on Wednesday, May 9, 2018
A high-profile human rights lawyer in Montreal is calling on the federal immigration minister to reconsider the case of a terminally ill refugee claimant requesting to see his family in Canada before he dies. Global News first reported the story on May 2. After being refused once, the claimant’s family is in the process of submitting a second request, hoping to have more luck.
By admin2 on Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Syrian newcomer families wanted to thank the staff of Cootes Paradise Elementary School and the school board for embracing them when they first came to Canada — and they found a very tasty way to do it. On Tuesday, staff at the school, as well as representatives from the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, were treated to a potluck meal of home-cooked Syrian dishes prepared by parents of newcomer children who attend the Westdale school. The families wanted to thank the school and the board for embracing them when they arrived in the country in February and March of 2016.
By admin2 on Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Immigrant and refugee youth rely heavily on transit to get to work, school and social commitments, but find it doesn’t always meet their needs in terms of service and affordability, according to a new study.
By admin2 on Thursday, May 3, 2018
Migrants leaving the United States are telling Canada that our neighbour to the south is not a safe place for them. Under Canada’s Safe Third Country agreement with the U.S., refugee claimants have to request protection in the first “safe country” they arrive in, unless they qualify for an exception. And the U.S. is, officially, safe. You can’t claim refugee status in Canada if you’ve already tried in the States. But there is the law, and there is real life.
By admin2 on Thursday, May 3, 2018

CTV News has learned several people in the Leamington area have been arrested for possible violations of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The Canada Border Services Agency confirms a number of people were arrested on Tuesday.

By admin2 on Thursday, May 3, 2018
A refugee claimant from Lebanon is pleading with Ottawa to give his family permission to come to visit him while he receives treatment for terminal cancer. His request was turned down once already but his lawyer and doctors are now calling on the immigration minister to make an exception out of compassion.
By admin2 on Thursday, May 3, 2018
The reality of Canada’s unfair labour system enters the world stage with the international broadcast of Migrant Dreams on Al Jazeera’s Witness which will, throughout the month of May, stream the documentary for free.
By admin2 on Thursday, May 3, 2018

In the first three months of this year, there were nearly 6,400 arrivals deemed “irregular” — not pre-arranged or at an official crossing. Although the majority by foot cross the border in Quebec, some like Maqsoodi and several families profiled by StarMetro cross into British Columbia. Last year, nearly 21,000 people did so across Canada, just 1,500 fewer than the number of people who made “regular” port of entry refugee claims.