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By admin2 on Thursday, December 14, 2017
The standing committee on citizenship and immigration said Canada's so-called “medical inadmissibility” provision goes against the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and is out of touch with Canadian values. 
By admin2 on Thursday, December 14, 2017
International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says Canadians have donated a total of $12.5 million towards easing the refugee crisis in Burma, a sum the federal government intends to match.
By admin2 on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Five unaccompanied youth refugees will move into a cozy four-bedroom home, operated by Matthew House, a non-profit charity that helps refugees with their settlement needs.
By admin2 on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
“Where are you from?” has turned into a multicultural minefield. What some used to consider a basic curiosity has become politicized. 
By admin2 on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
The federal government is turning to the private sector to help draft the latest version of the Canadian citizenship test. A request for proposal went out on Tuesday morning, with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship​ Canada (IRCC) explaining that it needs help to “develop a pool of (400) multiple choice official questions, a test blueprint, and 15 versions of the Canadian citizenship knowledge test.”
By admin2 on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
The monthly publication’s editor in chief is Kameel Nasrawi, a refugee from Syria, who came to Canada with his wife of more than 10 years and two young children in January 2016. The family was inspired to make the move after a pledge by the Liberal government to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees through sponsorships.
By admin2 on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Ottawa is boosting its roster of Indigenous language interpreters in the House of Commons, even as MPs grapple with whether to move beyond the chamber's two official languages, English and French.
By admin2 on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Two "amazing" years have passed since Syrian refugee Najeeb Al Masri and his family arrived in Canada from Turkey.The engineering student spoke with CTV News Channel Sunday about the challenges of adjusting to life in Toronto, where he landed with his family in December 2015.
By admin2 on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Advocates want province to eliminate wait period for refugees from war-torn countries to take G2 road tests.

By admin2 on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
These are among the people who have been on the front lines of the sexual-assault policing reforms happening across the country in response to The Globe and Mail’s Unfounded investigation, which in February revealed that Canadian law enforcement has been dismissing sexual-assault allegations at a rate much higher than for other crimes.
By admin2 on Thursday, December 7, 2017
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said Sunday his department will process 80 per cent of backlogged permanent resident applications by the end of next year. But critics say Ottawa still isn’t doing enough to protect caregivers and prevent their families from being separated.
By admin2 on Thursday, December 7, 2017
Growing up, actor Simu Liu constantly fought with his immigrant parents. Now, he sees through their eyes—and pays tribute to them.
By admin2 on Thursday, December 7, 2017
A series of racist cyberattacks — as evidenced by screen shots — on a Black first-year engineering student at the University of Toronto is throwing light on the continuing legacy of anti-Black racism on campus as well as institutional barriers to redress the issue.
By admin2 on Thursday, December 7, 2017
A new daycare that incorporates trauma counselling for immigrant and refugee children in Victoria is among projects that will receive a share of $33 million in funding for new licensed child care spaces in British Columbia.
By admin2 on Thursday, December 7, 2017
The child welfare system separated Abdoul Abdi from his family, deprived him of a stable home and subjected him to abuse in at least one of the 20 homes he lived in. Where he sits now — in a medium-security prison, fearing deportation back to a country he has never known — is the result of an institutional cruelty that non-citizen children face, and that repeatedly criminalizes Black youth.
By admin2 on Thursday, December 7, 2017
From forced labour in Libya to a job as a founding member of an Italian fashion start-up, Bassirou has come a long way in two years, thanks to his skills with scissors.
By admin2 on Thursday, December 7, 2017
From forced labour in Libya to a job as a founding member of an Italian fashion start-up, Bassirou has come a long way in two years, thanks to his skills with scissors.
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."