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Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Sponsors ask Canada to lift refugee travel restrictions

Pandemic restrictions mean that Canada is not likely to meet its target for the number of sponsored refugees it hoped to admit in 2020.  The government had set a target of admitting 20,000 privately sponsored refugees but by the end »

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 »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, International, Politics, Society

European Union to begin new travel document requirement

New travel requirements for Europe Canadians are used to fairly easy travel to most countries around the world, especially Europe. Show your passport and that’s about it.  Well, for Canadians and some 60 other countries like the U.S., it’s about »

International, Politics, Society

Firebrand Italian philosopher barred from visiting Canada

Canadian authorities have prevented a well-known Italian philosopher with a controversial past from travelling to Canada for a series of university lectures in western Canada. Jon Beasley-Murray, an associate professor of Hispanic studies at the University of British Columbia, says »

International, Society

Canada to require a new travel document

People who do not require a visa to fly to or through Canada will soon have to have another document called an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). This will include citizens of most European countries, Korea, Chile and Australia but not »