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Posted: 2017-06-23

Waits for asylum claims could stretch to 11 years, with costs in billions

A increase in asylum claims in Canada could eventually mean a staggering 11-year wait for a hearing and $2.97 billion in social supports for claimants in the meantime, an internal government analysis has concluded.

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Posted: 2017-06-23

Police advise public to continue being vigilant about CRA / Immigration scams

Investigators from the Peel Regional Police Fraud Bureau are advising the public that citizens are still receiving sporadic calls with regards to the Canada Revenue Agency / Immigration scams.  

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Posted: 2017-06-23

Family of Mississauga pastor jailed in North Korea seek change in wake of Otto Warmbier death

Frustrated by the slow progress from the Trudeau government to get a Canadian pastor out of a North Korean prison, his family — shaken by the death of American student Otto Warmbier — wants a “change in strategy” to speed up efforts to get him home.

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Posted: 2017-06-22

A Tweet Stirs Up Canada’s Immigration Debate

Kellie Leitch, the Canadian firebrand who lost her recent effort to lead the Conservative Party, has ignited a bit of a firestorm with her online sharing of a column about a Syrian refugee who beat his wife with a hockey stick.

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Posted: 2017-06-22

Opinion: Honest talk on immigration needed

There is a deliberate attempt to stifle debate and silence dissenting voices in today’s political climate. Nowhere is this unfortunate trend more evident than in discussions about immigration and integration.

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Posted: 2017-06-22

Ottawa’s new immigration program sparks talent pool debate

Global Skills Strategy aims to streamline entry into Canada for skilled foreign tech workers.

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Posted: 2017-06-22

Atlantic Immigration Pilot aims to bring skilled labour to Cape Breton

If there’s anybody who can speak to how meaningful employment can lead to permanent citizenship in Cape Breton, it’s Paul Weinberg.

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Posted: 2017-06-21

June 15, 2017 - Immigration Consultant Shrugs Off Regulator - iPolitics Interview with CAPIC CEO Dory Jade
http://ipolitics.ca/2017/06/15/immigration-consultant-shrugs-off-regulator-as-mps-wrap-up-report/
Posted: 2017-06-21

CAPIC to Publish Landmark Book on Immigration Consulting in Time for Canada 150
http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/capic-to-publish-landmark-book-on-immigration-consulting-in-time-for-canada-150-628414483.html
Posted: 2017-06-21

Huron-Bruce MP Calls For Tighter Immigration Policy

As more refugees from war-torn countries look to Canada as a place where their families can live in peace, calls have come for tighter federal immigration policies.

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Posted: 2017-06-21

Deportation a 'death sentence' for Guatemalan family living in Edmonton

A Guatemalan family living in Edmonton is set to be torn apart and deported.

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Posted: 2017-06-20

New Heritage Minute shines light on 'boat people' to highlight inclusivity

The makers of Canada's latest Heritage Minute say featuring the country's acceptance of Vietnamese "boat people" in the short film was the ideal way to keep current events in perspective and usher in a landmark national birthday.

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Posted: 2017-06-20

Suncor engineer frustrated by spousal sponsorship snag

The Sarnia resident, who works as an engineer at Suncor Energy, has encountered roadblock after roadblock after getting married last spring. No one at any level of government has been able to explain why her husband can’t join her in Canada, she said.

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Posted: 2017-06-19

Refugee claims wait times could be 11 years

A increase in asylum claims in Canada could eventually mean a staggering 11-year wait for a hearing and $2.97 billion in social supports for claimants in the meantime, an internal government analysis has concluded.

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Posted: 2017-06-19

Letter: Still waiting to 'Come from Away'

In 2009, the Earles took guardianship of Widlene and over the past eight years have spent over $200,000 in their attempt to adopt and bring the young girl to Canada.

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Posted: 2017-06-19

Syrian woman stuck in limbo after crossing illegally into Quebec calls for change

Zain Alabdullah, who fled Syria and crossed into Quebec two months ago, is calling on the Canadian government to open it's borders and give status to asylum seekers.

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Posted: 2017-06-19

City launches redesigned immigration portal with new interactive tools and mobile friendly features

The City of Peterborough has been hosting an immigration portal since 2010 through funding provided by the Government of Ontario. In 2016, the City of Peterborough embarked on a project to substantially revitalize and upgrade the existing immigration website.

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Posted: 2017-06-16

Heated exchange over legal rights as lawyers battle to have refugee claimant let out of jail

Ebrahim Toure has been in a maximum-security jail for more than four years because Canada has been unable to deport him.

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Posted: 2017-06-16

Wait time for Canadian asylum claims could hit 11 years, cost $2.9 billion: government analysis

The Immigration and Refugee Board has been trying to whittle down the current backlog, but received no new money in the latest federal budget.

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Posted: 2017-06-15

St. Lunaire-Griquet native lobbying government to bring Haitian girl to Canada

It’s been eight years today since Vaden Earle started the fight to bring the girl he calls his daughter to Canada.

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Posted: 2017-06-15

Bring back entrepreneur and investor immigration programs: Jeffery

The federal government should resurrect the entrepreneur and investor programs scrapped under the leadership of former prime minister Stephen Harper, says Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery.

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Posted: 2017-06-15

Give cities bigger role in immigration, N.B. advocate tells MPs

Municipalities need more power to make decisions about immigration, the head of the New Brunswick Multicultural Council told a Commons committee on Wednesday.

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Posted: 2017-06-14

Turbulent times offer Canada a tech opportunity

For Canada’s high-tech sector, it appears that when U.S. president Donald Trump closes a door, someone else opens a window.

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Posted: 2017-06-13

Sentencing hearing reveals details of fraudulent Edmonton immigration operation

An Edmonton man who pleaded guilty to breaking Canada’s immigration laws sat silently in court Monday as his lawyer and the Crown prosecutor presented a joint submission for his sentencing.

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Posted: 2017-06-13

Editorial: Real problems

Right now, the United Nations says it is facing a serious humanitarian disaster in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northeastern Nigeria. In fact, the United Nations says it is facing the largest humanitarian crisis in its entire history, with 20 million people facing starvation.

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Posted: 2017-06-13

Is Trump’s refugee crackdown threat pushing asylum seekers into Canada?

For a family of asylum seekers from Sudan, the path into Canada on Friday morning was a long, windswept road 60 kilometres south of Montreal.

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Posted: 2017-06-12

We need federal statute for regulation of immigration consulting in Canada

MPs may be surprised to learn that, under the current model, the federal regulator ICCRC does not have the authority to pursue unauthorized immigration practitioners.

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Posted: 2017-06-12

Canada launches visa program for hiring specialized foreign talent

Canadian technology companies are greeting a new federal blueprint for hiring foreign talent with open arms – and cautious optimism.

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Posted: 2017-06-12

Revisiting Canada’s Immigration History One Story at a Time

Largely based in Vancouver and surrounding areas, these pioneers came to Canada as labourers, in farms, on the railroad and in factories, creating a foundational community for South Asian immigrants in future decades – which has grown to nearly 1.4 million since the turn of the century.  

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Posted: 2017-06-09

BMO CEO calls on private sector to tackle causes of populism threatening Canada

The private sector should tackle the root causes fuelling the latest wave of populism that is threatening Canadas prosperity, says the head of one of the countrys largest banks.

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Posted: 2017-06-09

Canada an increasingly desired destination for international business students

Uganda-born Helen Kobusinge knew she wanted to study abroad for her MBA, with Canada one of four possible destinations.

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Posted: 2017-06-08

Centraide announces funding for Syrian refugees in Laval

Many Syrian refugees who arrived in Montreal in early 2016 had planned to settle down in St-Laurent and Cartierville where there’s an established Syrian community eager to help them adjust to their new life.

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Posted: 2017-06-08

Canadian millennials' connections to country, home and family on the wane

Veteran pollster Angus Reid has spent time studying issues that he believes will shape Canada’s future, and his findings on younger Canadians may raise some eyebrows.

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Posted: 2017-06-06

Liberals to lay out foreign policy vision in major speech by Freeland

A former UN ambassador says, 'Job 1 for Canadian foreign policy is relations with Washington'.

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Posted: 2017-06-06

Jatinder Mann on the search for a new national identity

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada will host Jatinder Mann for a presentation of his new book, The Search for a New National Identity: The Rise of Multiculturalism in Canada and Australia, 1890s-1970s.

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Posted: 2017-06-06

Woman who died in attempt to cross border was trying to get to daughter

The president of the Ghanian Union of Manitoba says a 57-year-old woman who died last week south of the border at Emerson, Man., was trying to get to Toronto to visit her only child, a daughter who had given birth five weeks ago.

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Posted: 2017-06-06

Newcomers grabbing at Canada’s brass ring

What makes immigrants financially successful in a new country?

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Posted: 2017-06-06

Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban

The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to immediately reinstate its ban on travellers from six mostly Muslim countries, saying the U.S. will be safer if the policy is put in place.

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Posted: 2017-06-01

Newcomer resources in York Region reflect growth of language diversity

Of the 1.1 million residents in York Region, 29 per cent speak a language other than English at home.

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Posted: 2017-06-01

Asylum seeker’s death failure of Ottawa to get Trump to change policies: premier

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says the federal government has failed by not trying to convince U.S. President Donald Trump to change his immigration policies.

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Posted: 2017-06-01

Ontario Welcoming Newcomers with Expanded and Modernized Immigration Program

Province Attracting Global Talent and Helping Businesses Find Skilled Workers.

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Posted: 2017-06-01

Int'l arrivals to US declined slightly in September 2016

International arrivals to the U.S. declined slightly in September 2016 compared with September 2015, continuing a downward trend in inbound tourism that began earlier in 2016.

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Posted: 2017-05-31

Mexico ready to revise NAFTA, within limits

Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray said here that while his county is open to updating the free trade agreement, it will not accept changes that may reduce economic integration among the US, Canada and Mexico.

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Posted: 2017-05-31

Daphne Bramham: Breaking the silence on forced child marriages

Coerced child marriages are hidden deep behind the silent walls of family and community. Aside from anecdotes, there is no data for Canada. The only statistics are in a 2013 survey done by the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario that found 219 cases over three years.

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Posted: 2017-05-31

Daughter of Canadians detained in China ‘hopeful’ for meeting with PM

The daughter of two Canadians detained in China over a customs dispute is keeping a vigil in Ottawa this week, waiting for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to respond to her request for a meeting on the plight of her parents.

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Posted: 2017-05-30

?New dual citizenship rules mean long delays for passports overseas

Recent changes to entry rules for Canadian dual passport holders has meant Canadian consulates in several countries are seeing an "unprecedented influx" of passport applications.

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Posted: 2017-05-30

City committee endorses plans to make London a sanctuary city

Nearly four months after city council voted unanimously to make London a sanctuary city, there are now some councillors opposed to the idea.

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Posted: 2017-05-30

Expat job seekers put off the UK and the US due to political and economic uncertainty

Expat job seekers are shunning the UK and the United States and looking to Australia, Canada and Asia, probably due to political and economic uncertainty, new research suggests.

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Posted: 2017-05-30

City Forum Reveals Vancouver’s Grim Past of Chinese Discrimination

As a number of you may know, May is the official Canadian Asian Heritage Month. Vancouver has launched a number of events to celebrate, from movie screenings to art exhibitions. Perhaps less well-known is that this was also the month that the city held a number of official forums on its own historical discrimination against the Chinese Canadian community as years of research come to a head.

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Posted: 2017-05-29

NAFTA talks to start in August: Here's what the calendar looks like

The Canadian government says it expects negotiations to start this summer for a new North American Free Trade Agreement: "NAFTA negotiations will start in August — not September," Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Monday in the House of Commons.

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