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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, International, Society

Plummeting immigration numbers don’t bode well for economy: RBC report

A new report from the Royal Bank of Canada says new federal government statistics that show immigration in a free fall because of COVID-19 are cause for serious concern.  The new data showed that immigration fell by almost two thirds »


Canada denies plan to let Blue Jays play in Toronto for MLB season

The Canadian federal government has denied a plan to let the Toronto Blue Jays play at the Rogers Centre, their home field in Toronto throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on Saturday. »

Health, Highlights, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Legault hints at opening the front door to asylum seekers

The premier of Quebec appears to be walking back comments he made last week that seemed to slam the door on allowing asylum seekers working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis to stay in the province by applying »

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 »

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

Canada to provide $50M for UN refugee agency

As the world faces the challenge of looking after more than 70 million people displaced by wars and conflicts, Canada will provide $50.4 million over the next four years for the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Canadian officials announced Tuesday. »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

The Food Guide fight continues as the election approaches

One wonders if Tory leader Andrew Scheer may have bitten off more than he can chew with his attack on Canada’s revamped Food Guide. But of course the proof will be in the pudding, that pudding being this fall’s federal »