Immigration News

LINC Classes at University of Regina. New semester, new classes added.  Register now!

LINC Classes at University of Regina. New semester, new classes added. Register now!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

The University of Regina is adding more LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) classes.  From January 8th 2018, regular evening classes plus day time classes and Saturday class will be offered to newcomers - to fit various schedules. LINC students are registered as UR students,...


 Canadian citizenship applications surge after government relaxes language, residency rules

Canadian citizenship applications surge after government relaxes language, residency rules

Posted in Immigration News

17,500 applications filed in week after requirements revised, compared with 3,653 in an average week   By Kathleen Harris,  CBC News Dec 28, 2017   There was a surge in applications for Canadian citizenship after the government relaxed rules around residency and language proficiency....


Labour shortage pushes Canadian job vacancies to record high, says report

Labour shortage pushes Canadian job vacancies to record high, says report

Posted in Immigration News

Job vacancies in Canada’s private sector rose to a record high in the third quarter of 2017, says a new report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.   CIC News  December 14, 2017 By Stephen Smith   Canada’s private sector job vacancy rate stood at 2.8 per cent for the quarter,...


  Join the #WithRefugees Campaign - information letter from Cities of Migration organization

Join the #WithRefugees Campaign - information letter from Cities of Migration organization

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Invitation from the Cities of Migration organization....   Dear Colleagues,  Cities of Migration has joined UNHCR’s #WithRefugees campaign. You can too.   The historic New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants was signed one year ago, uniting all 193 United Nations Member States in...


Business Idea?  Guide to Launching a Small Business - free seminar offered by SquareOne

Business Idea? Guide to Launching a Small Business - free seminar offered by SquareOne

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Start at Square One Seminar   December 19, 2017    4:30 pm – 5:30 pm  Location: Economic Development Regina 1925 Rose Street, Regina, SK, Canada You have a business idea, but you just don’t know where to start? Attend Start at Square One: A Guide to Launching a Small Business and learn all...


IRCC concludes the Settlement Design Challenge

IRCC concludes the Settlement Design Challenge

Posted in Immigration News / Families

From the IRCC Newsletter – December 2017 IRCC has wrapped up its Settlement Design Challenge, during which IRCC staff and students from OCAD University (formerly the Ontario College of Art and Design) sought out innovative ways to improve Canada’s settlement programs and services...


 EYFC (Early Years Family Centre) has shared a Parenting Resource (available in multiple languages)

EYFC (Early Years Family Centre) has shared a Parenting Resource (available in multiple languages)

Early Years Family Centres in Regina are amazing places to explore, learn and play with your child (these 3 centres are NOT Daycares or Pre-Kindergarten programs) The activities and classes change regularly.  There are free play activities, reading, and many opportunities to interact with...


Library-based program helps immigrants learn language through art

Library-based program helps immigrants learn language through art

A program at Regina Public Library is offering new immigrants a chance to learn through the language of art.   By Marney Blunt, Global News    Photo by Dave Parsons / Global News   The ‘Art for Canadian Newcomers’ class allows immigrants to create art while brushing up on their English...


IRCC pledges to have most PR applications from Live-in Caregiver Program completed in 2018

IRCC pledges to have most PR applications from Live-in Caregiver Program completed in 2018

Posted in Immigration News

December 4, 2017  By Stephen Smith   Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada says it will have the backlog of permanent residence applications through the old Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) largely cleared by the end of 2018.   In an announcement on Dec. 3, IRCC said its goal is...


Changes coming to Canada’s medical inadmissibility rules

Changes coming to Canada’s medical inadmissibility rules

Posted in Immigration News

November 23, 2017 By Stephen Smith CIC News  Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says current medical inadmissibility rules for newcomers are out of touch with Canadian values and need to be reformed. Hussen appeared before Parliament’s Standing Committee on Immigration on Wednesday...