Immigration & Refugees, Society

Immigration: benefit or burden?

(First published in March 2017) As soon as the word “immigration” is uttered, it incites a litany of opinions and questions. Is there a Canadian equivalent of the American dream for immigrants? Who are these immigrants to Canada? Where do» 

Immigration & Refugees

Survey: Canadian attitudes on immigration hardening?

(public comments open on all RCI stories – scroll to bottom to submit. Comments will be posted after moderation) For the past several decades, Canadians have generally been favourable to immigration, but a recent survey shows there may be a» 


Immigration celebrated by museum on Canada Day

To celebrate the 151th anniversary of the confederation of Canada, Canadians are invited to reaffirm their citizenship alongside people who will be sworn in as new Canadian citizens on July 1, 2018. The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21» 

Immigration & Refugees

German settlers celebrated at Canada’s immigration museum

A celebration of German, Austrian and Swiss culture will be held on June 7, 2018 to honour people of German heritage who have come to settle in the eastern province of Nova Scotia since 1750. The event will be held» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Immigrants crucial for Canada’s economic growth: think-tank

A pro-business think tank has issued a report showing that if Canada were to shut its doors to immigrants completely, its labour force and economic growth would shrink significantly. Canada is unlikely to stop immigration, but a senior researcher with» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Canada announces new measures to deal with asylum seekers

Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen will travel to Nigeria later this month in an effort to find a way to stem the flow of Nigerian migrants who travel to the United States on tourist visas but then cross into Canada» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International

New wave of illegal migrant crossings into Canada

This past Easter weekend is perhaps the harbinger of a new crisis to come this summer in illegal entry into Canada. Border officials say they now fear a mass migration of Salvadorans from the U.S. later this year. During the» 

Immigration & Refugees

Canada drops fees for independent minors seeking citizenship

People who are under 18 years old and seeking Canadian citizenship on their own will pay significantly less for their application fees. On June 19, 2017 the government changed the law to make it easier for minors to apply even» 

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Canada’s refugee hearing board overwhelmed

This week Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB)  admits it is being swamped by the increase in asylum claims.  It appears the Board has given up on trying to meet the regulations saying it must hear asylum claims within a» 

Canada cuts wait time to bring in foreign spouses

The government of Canada has cut wait times and the backlog of applications for people hoping to bring foreign spouses to this country. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen told CBC it was the “humane” thing to do. Canadian citizens, people registered»