Immigration News

Federal Budget to Include Reforms to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Federal Budget to Include Reforms to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

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The upcoming federal budget will include a new wave of reforms to the temporary foreign worker program as the government pledges to ease entry for high-skilled labour while boosting protections for low-wage workers. By Bill Curry  Ottawa -  The Globe and Mail  Wednesday, Feb. 01, 2017 A...


Researchers Studying Challenges Facing Sask Migrant Workers!

Researchers Studying Challenges Facing Sask Migrant Workers!

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Researchers shine a light on challenges facing Sask migrant workers   by Jonathan Charlton, Saskatoon StarPhoenx    REGINA, SASK: February 2, 2017 - University of Regina sociologist Andrew Stevens at this office. Stevens is part of a team that is documenting the struggles of migrant workers...


Saskatchewan Government Wants Federal Government Money for Refugees!

Saskatchewan Government Wants Federal Government Money for Refugees!

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Saskatchewan government wants $15 million from federal government for refugees.   by Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix  Published on: January 30, 2017    Premier Brad Wall says he hopes the federal government will respond to a “unique situation” by extending its support for...


Nominations Open for Immigrant Awards!

Nominations Open for Immigrant Awards!

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RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards! Nominations now open. Nominate someone you feel has made an impact! Nominating is easy!   Now in its 9th year, this national people’s choice award allows Canadians to nominate and vote directly for individuals, from all walks of life, who have made...


New Immigration Minister for Canada! Ahmed Hussen!

New Immigration Minister for Canada! Ahmed Hussen!

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Ahmed Hussen, a Somali-born Member of Parliament who came to Canada as a refugee at the age of 16, has been appointed as the country’s new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. He takes over from John McCallum, who had served in the role since the Liberal Party took office in...


New ‘Interest to Sponsor’ Form for Parent and Grandparent Program Went Live on Jan 3/17!  Available Until Feb 2/17!

New ‘Interest to Sponsor’ Form for Parent and Grandparent Program Went Live on Jan 3/17! Available Until Feb 2/17!

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New ‘Interest to Sponsor’ Form for Parent and Grandparent Program Goes Live!   From CIC News / 2017 / January /   Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has unveiled the new ‘Interest to Sponsor’ form for the popular Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP). The form, which went...


Many Refugees Are Given a January 1st Birthdate by Officials - Each New Years Day Can Be A Reminder of Their Difficult Journey.

Many Refugees Are Given a January 1st Birthdate by Officials - Each New Years Day Can Be A Reminder of Their Difficult Journey.

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For refugees living in Canada, a January 1 birthday is no reason to celebrate.  By Dakshana Bascaramurty  The Globe and Mail  Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016   Jan. 1 is Mohamed Abdulmunem’s birthday.  His wife Dima’s, too.  Same for his two eldest children, Abdulkerim and Lim.   A week before the...


UNESCO Report:  Culture - Urban Future

UNESCO Report: Culture - Urban Future

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UNESCO report: ‘A human-centred city is a culture-centred space’ Oct. 18/16  Unesco  With top diplomats and urban development experts gathered this week in Quito, Ecuador, for a major United Nations conference on green, clean urban spaces, the UN Educational, Scientific and...


 Less Than a Month Left to Prepare an Application for Parent and Grandparent Program

Less Than a Month Left to Prepare an Application for Parent and Grandparent Program

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The Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) for immigration to Canada is scheduled to open on January 3, 2017 with an application intake cap of 10,000 new applications. Demand for space is expected to exceed the quota, effectively meaning that potential applicants who are not ready to submit...


Processing Times for Family Class Immigration Programs to be Halved!

Processing Times for Family Class Immigration Programs to be Halved!

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Canada’s federal Immigration Minister, John McCallum, has announced that processing times for the spousal/common-law partner categories of Family Class immigration programs are to be reduced to 12 months, from the current average of 24 months, with an additional goal to eventually reduce...