Highlights / immigrant

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, Society

Loans help immigrants obtain Canadian credentials

Immigrants in the province of Quebec can now obtain up to $15,000 in low interest loans to help them get the Canadian credentials they need in order to work in their field of expertise. Getting accreditation to work in Canada »

Immigration & Refugees

Immigration policy change to admit disabled applicants

A 40-year-old immigration rules that barred applicants with disabilities will soon change, says Canada’s minister responsible, Ahmed Hussen.  The policy was designed to protect the publicly-funded health care system and social services from taking responsibility for newcomers with significant needs. »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Canada braces for a potential flood of asylum claimants

(to post or read public comments on all RCI stories, scroll to very bottom of page) It was a U.S programme called Temporary Protection Status (TPS). It granted tens of thousands of Haitians and others, temporary ability to live and »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Heritage Minute features immigrant market

Immigrant enterprise is celebrated in a short video produced as part of a series of historical vignettes about Canada. This latest Heritage Minute is about Kensington Market in Toronto and is the first animated vignette. Others are taped re-enactments. This »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Almost 22 per cent of Canadians are immigrants

Government census figures from 2016 show that 21.9 per cent of the population reported they were or had been an immigrant or permanent resident. That is the very close to the highest level of 22.3 per cent in 1921. Most »


Government highlights past shame to promote diversity, openness

The Canadian government has made a point of marking the incident of the Komagata Maru to “remind us that Canada is made stronger by our diversity and spirit of openness.” After two months docked in Vancouver, the Komagata Maru was »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Supreme Court refuses honour killing appeal

Canada’s top court will not hear an appeal by Hamed Shafia convicted of killing his three sisters and another family member in January 2012. The judge found Shafia and his parents guilty of first degree murder in a case he »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Immigrant posing as teenage student caught

For six months the extremely tall international student had been attending a Windsor Ontario high school as a 17-year-old, in grade 11 at the school. At over 2 metres tall (6’9”) Jonathan Nicola was also a star basketball player for »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Immigrants more likely to attain higher education

People who come to settle in Canada before the age of 15 and children born here of immigrant parents are more likely to get post-secondary education than are other Canadians, according to research. This is opposite to what occurs in »

Health, Immigration & Refugees, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Vaccination and immigrants: no mistrust, simply a lack of communication

It is often thought that immigrants have some fears over getting themselves and their children vaccinated. It has been shown without a doubt that vaccines are safe, and necessary to prevent epidemics or widespread outbreaks of disease. A new study »