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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 »

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Canada increasingly selects temporary foreign workers for immigration: report

With COVID-19 related global travel restrictions having reduced the flow of immigrants from abroad to a trickle, Canada is increasingly relying on foreign temporary workers already in the country to fill its immigration needs, according to Statistics Canada. The pandemic »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Canada’s immigration numbers slowly increase in spite of COVID

The arrival of COVID-19 in Canada caused immigration processing to come a near halt, but the latest figures from Canada’s immigration department showed numbers of immigrants accepted increased significantly in May from the previous month. Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada »

Arts & Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, International

Safe&Sound-New program helps immigrants build a new life in Canada as musicians

Remember hip hop Toronto singer K’Naan? His song Wavin’ Flag was used for the Coca-Cola commercial during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Yes, it’s been 10 years already, but the contagious energy certainly is still with you.  »

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, Politics

Federal government fast-tracks temporary foreign worker permit approvals

With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting almost every sector of Canada’s economy, the federal government is fast-tracking approvals for temporary foreign workers already in the country, to fill labour shortages in critical sectors such as agriculture and health care. Many temporary »

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Mendicino tables 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan in Parliament

Plans to admit more than one million new Canadian permanent residents over the next three years were tabled in the House of Commons today by Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marco Mendicino. The 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan sets the »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Half of immigrants leaving New Brunswick after five years

A significant effort from the government of New Brunswick has attracted immigrants to the province to boost up their population to over 700,000 people. However, the province seemingly has a problem retaining immigrants.  Data out of the New Brunswick Institute »

Economy, Immigration & Refugees

Canadian organization says immigration system needs to better serve business’

According to a report by Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), the immigration system is not meeting the needs of small and mid-sized businesses in the country.  The CFIB is an organization that promotes the interests of small businesses in »

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Plans are underway to tie local labour needs with immigration

A new immigration program that will allow cities and towns to pick newcomers based on local labour needs is being greeted positively by labor experts and economists. CBC News’ Kathleen Harris writes that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau instructed new Immigration »

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 »