Immigration News

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.

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

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

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

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

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News / Families

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!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News / Families

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...


Research Report! The Educational and Mental Health Needs of Syrian Children.

Research Report! The Educational and Mental Health Needs of Syrian Children.

Many families from war-torn Syria have moved to Regina in the past year - and more all in the process of arriving.   Many have lost family members, or been been forced to leave family members behind and have suffered unimaginable situations.  Some studies have been done to try to...


Make 'Kits' to Send to Crisis Areas of the World!  Help Relieve Suffering!

Make 'Kits' to Send to Crisis Areas of the World! Help Relieve Suffering!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Many refugees from around the world come to Canada, sponsored by the Canadian government (GARs - Government Assisted Refugees).  Many others are sponsored by churches, small groups of community members, families, etc. However, millions more are not able to leave their country to start a new...


Information about Regina's Refugee Population - A Refugee Silhouette!

Information about Regina's Refugee Population - A Refugee Silhouette!

In order to provide more information to the community regarding Refugees, the RRLIP compiled a local resource: Refugee Silhouette: A Regina Snapshot  To view the...


Call For Proposals!  Community Consultant Needed for RRLIP Strategic Action Plan!

Call For Proposals! Community Consultant Needed for RRLIP Strategic Action Plan!

Community Consultants Invited to Submit a Proposal!   The RRLIP Project , with U of R researchers, is entering a time of collecting survey data.  The survey is for employers and service providers (including volunteers) in Regina, on specific topics relating to education, employment, and...


Important New Survey for Regina! Employers and Service Providers!

Important New Survey for Regina! Employers and Service Providers!

Your Participation is Requested! Surveys to Explore the Topics of Education, Employment and Childcare for Newcomers to Regina!   Last year the Regina Region Local Immigration Partnership (RRLIP) conducted a series of community forums and completed a scan of the community’s assets and gaps,...


Women in Technology (WiTech) Workshop!  Free!  At Sask Polytech!

Women in Technology (WiTech) Workshop! Free! At Sask Polytech!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Are you interested in technology?  Are you a woman?  Women in Technology (WiTech) Workshop! What: This FREE workshop provides a hands-on opportunity for women ages 16+ to explore careers in computer networking and telecommunications networking.  Content includes the disassembly a computer and...