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Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

One PhD chapter in English prevents French woman from immigrating to Quebec

Immigrating to the French-speaking province of Quebec is a dream for many French citizens. To achieve this, some start by studying in the province before deciding to stay longer. That’s what Emilie Dubois did. A French citizen, she did her» 

The Link

The LINK Online, Nov 1,2.3

your hosts Levon, Mathiew, Marc   (video of show at bottom) Quebec to add ‘values’ test for new immigrants The mostly French-speaking province of Quebec intends to implement a test for prospective immigrants to ensure they understand ‘Quebec’ societal values. As» 

Immigration & Refugees

Quebec to require values test for new immigrants

The government of Quebec is moving ahead with its contentious plan to require that newcomers to the French-speaking Canadian province submit to a values test, provincial authorities announced Wednesday. As of Jan. 1, 2020, new immigrants to Quebec will have» 


Party leaders debate climate, deficits, secularism and relations with China

The leaders of Canada’s six major political parties faced off in the final debate of the 2019 federal election Thursday evening as they jostled to improve their position entering the final lap of the campaign. Thursday’s debate was the second» 

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Soccer players to talk about immigration

Soccer has brought together home-grown and immigrant players across Canada for decades and the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 plans to celebrate it. The museum is situated in the eastern city of Halifax and is now home to» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Canadians: attitudes hardening against immigrants, refugees

The latest online survey of Canadian attitudes towards immigration seems to indicate a shift towards a less welcoming position. A poll commissioned by Canada’s publicly-owned broadcaster, CBC, showed that a clear majority (64%) said illegal immigration is becoming a serious» 

Immigration & Refugees, Politics

Quebec adopts controversial secularism and immigration legislation

Quebec’s provincial legislature adopted a controversial law late Sunday that bans certain public servants, including teachers, police officers, prosecutors and judges, from wearing religious symbols at work. The legislation known as Bill 21 also forbids anyone giving or receiving a» 

The Link

The LINK Online -special- May 31, Jun 1,2, 2019

This week a special edition as the Link was on site on Thursday at the Montreal “Salon de l”Immigration- Immigration Expo” in Montreal (video of show at bottom) Hosts were Levon and Marc. along with several special guests. (audio version» 

Immigration & Refugees

Canada’s asylum backlog at biggest level ever

The waiting period to have a refugee claim heard in Canada is already long, with the claimed waiting period of a little under two years, although a five year wait is not unheard of. Canada’s acting Auditor-General, Sylvain Ricard, says» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International

RCI live from the Immigration expo in Montreal

(Join our live broadcasts on the 29th and 30th − English at 16:30 GMT on Thursday − and ask your immigration questions on Facebook) Known as the “Salon de l’Immigration, this growing annual event now features over 200 different booths»