Immigration News

Syrian 'Family Links' Initiative!

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Government of Canada Syrian Family Links Initiative: Connecting Syrian family members with sponsors Many members of the Syrian community in Canada want to sponsor family members to come to Canada, but not all have the financial means. At the same time, many Canadians want to sponsor a...


The Deadline to contribute to the 'Syria Emergency Relief Fund' is February 29, 2016!

The Deadline to contribute to the 'Syria Emergency Relief Fund' is February 29, 2016!

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Global Affairs Canada   Since the start of the Syrian uprising in March of 2011, Canada has worked to support the Syrian people. We have been active in calling on the international community to come together and defend the rights of the Syrian people to determine their own future. The...


Restoring the Interim Federal Health Program!

Restoring the Interim Federal Health Program!

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Thursday, February 18, 2016 - Settlement.org   Starting April 1, 2016, the Interim Federal Health Program will provide health-care coverage for all eligible refugees and asylum claimants – including basic, supplemental, and prescription drug coverage.  Similar to...


Regina Open Door Society (RODS) - Police Partnership!

Regina Open Door Society (RODS) - Police Partnership!

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13 Feb 2016  Leader-Post  by  Natascia Lypny    Open Door Society has police presence   The Regina Police Service has set up shop at the Regina Open Door Society (RODS) as yet another step in forming early relationships with newcomers.   For two hours on Wednesday afternoons, clients of...


Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Rebrands as Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Rebrands as Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

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Canada Immigration Newsletter  February, 2016    The Canadian federal government department that used to be called Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has been renamed Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Usage of the new name began soon after the new government of...


International Night - at UR International, University of Regina!

International Night - at UR International, University of Regina!

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INTERNATIONAL NIGHT! Experience international displays, food, fashion show, and performances from different cultural clubs and associations on campus!   Date: Friday, February 26, 2016 Time: 5:00 p.m. -  8:00 p.m. Location: Gym #2, CKHS (Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport)  ...


Regina Immigrant Women Centre - English Classes!!

Regina Immigrant Women Centre - English Classes!!

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Stages I & II English classes are offered FREE to Regina Immigrant Women Centre clients.  - Classes are available to both men and women. - Classes will develop all four language skills: Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening. -  An ongoing program with Canadian Language Benchmarks...


International Heritage Language Week!  Feb 15th - Feb 21st!

International Heritage Language Week! Feb 15th - Feb 21st!

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SOHL - Saskatchewan Organization for Heritage Languages Inc.   Every year we ask the cities of Saskatoon and Regina to join us in the celebration of International Mother Language Day, and every year we are pleased to have their support in our endeavor to keep languages alive. The cities...


Accelerated Process for Welcoming Privately Sponsored Syrian Refugees to Canada

Accelerated Process for Welcoming Privately Sponsored Syrian Refugees to Canada

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Privately sponsored refugees typically come to Canada through Sponsorship Agreement Holders, Groups of Five or Community Sponsors who will provide financial, social and emotional support for one year.   1. Identification:         Refugees are most often identified by family or friends already...


U of R Researchers to Study Refugee Resilience, Success

U of R Researchers to Study Refugee Resilience, Success

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10 Feb 2016  Leader-Post  by Natascia Lypny  University of Regina researchers are examining what makes refugees successful in the Queen City. The project will involve interviews with the heads of 10 to 20 refugee families who have been in Canada for at least five years. It will focus on the...