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Immigration & Refugees, Society

Refugee health care workers can soon apply for permanent residence

The Canadian government announced it will begin accepting applications for permanent residence from refugee claimants who work in Canada’s health care sector and provide direct care to patients on December 14, 2020. The government came under pressure to admit such »

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, Society

Canada removes threat of deportation for sponsored partners

One of Canada’s immigration rules has had a “devastating impact” on women in abusive relationships, say advocates, and they are applauding its repeal. According to the terms of conditional permanent residence, spouses or partners who were sponsored to come to »

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Abused spouses trapped by residency rules

A government rule about newly-arrived, sponsored spouses is bad for women and makes it harder for newcomer women to leave abusive relationships, says the Canadian Council for Refugees, an umbrella organization representing advocacy groups across the country. The Conditional Permanent Residence rule »