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Immigration & Refugees, Politics

Ottawa makes it easier for international students to stay in Canada

The federal government is relaxing work permits rules for tens of thousands of international students whose studies have been interrupted by the pandemic to allow them to obtain Canadian work experience and make it easier to apply for permanent residency »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Immigration to rural, northern regions made more flexible

Canada has a pilot program to encourage people to immigrate to rural and northern towns and it has just become more flexible for applicants. In the past, applicants had to have one year of continuous work experience, or 1,560 hours,  »

Immigration & Refugees

Canada History; Dec. 1, 1859: Memorial to thousands of Irish dead

If one looks at the city flag of Montreal it shows symbols representing the four founding peoples of the city, the fleur de lys of the French, the rose of the English, the thistle of the Scots, and the shamrock »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

 Trudeau immigration increase, not so popular with Canadians

At the end of last month, Prime Minister Trudeau and Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino unveiled plans for a substantial increase in immigration into Canada. The plan set targets of 401,000 immigrants next year, increasing to 411,000 in 2022, and 421,000 »

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Canada proposes enabling temporary residents to become citizens

Last month the Canadian government recently announced plans for new and increased levels of immigration. Prime Minister Trudeau has said that immigration is needed to boost the economic recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan is to »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

More immigration will ‘drive prosperity,’ says minister

Canada plans to admit an historic 1.2 million permanent residents between 2021 and 2023. COVID-19 has caused disruptions at Canada’s borders and has led to a shortfall in the number of admissions in the past few months. But the minister »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Canada to increase French-speaking immigration

The federal government will give an advantage to skilled workers who speak French and are applying for permanent residency and immigration to Canada. The decision does not apply to those applying to come to the French-speaking province of Quebec, since »

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Canada opens immigration lottery for parents and grandparents sponsorship

Tens of thousands of Canadians and permanent residents of Canada are expected to apply to sponsor their parents and grandparents as the federal government relaunches its controversial lottery system on Tuesday. After several months of hiatus, the federal government announced »

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Canada reinstates controversial family reunification lottery on Oct. 13

New Canadians and permanent residents who want to bring in their parents and grandparents to Canada will have to once again try their luck with a lottery system, says Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino. After several months of hiatus, the federal »

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Ottawa offers pathway to permanent residency to some asylum seekers

The federal government is granting a pathway to permanent residency to some asylum seekers who worked on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, caring for patients in hospitals and long-term care homes in Canada. Under the ad hoc measure announced »