Immigration News

Immigration to Canada is Essential for the Economics of the Country - see a free Report from the Conference Board of Canada

Immigration to Canada is Essential for the Economics of the Country - see a free Report from the Conference Board of Canada

Posted in Immigration News

A Report looking at the Economics of Immigration - from the Conference Board of Canada This report looked at what would happen to Canada’s economy over the next 20 years under four different immigration scenarios: current levels, lower levels, higher levels, and a different composition of...


Family Sponsorship Information Session!  Register NOW for this free online session!  Nov 16 from 6-7 pm.

Family Sponsorship Information Session! Register NOW for this free online session! Nov 16 from 6-7 pm.

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News / Youth / Children / Families

Many immigrants to Canada are interested in bringing their family members to join them.  It can be challenging to find all the information necessary for families to start the process.  In collaboration with local community partners, the Regina Region Local Immigration Partnership (RRLIP)...


New e-platform for International Students - Developed by International Students!

New e-platform for International Students - Developed by International Students!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

A new opportunity for International Students in Canada, Isempower has developed a support system to assist in preparing for, and finding jobs.  The website says: "After noticing a lack of support for international students and seeing many of our friends having to leave the country because...


Family Sponsorship Information Session - Free Event presented by an Immigration Lawyer.  Nov 16!  Register now!

Family Sponsorship Information Session - Free Event presented by an Immigration Lawyer. Nov 16! Register now!

Many immigrants to Canada are interested in bringing their family members to join them.  It can be challenging to find all the information necessary for families to start the process.  In collaboration with local community partners, the Regina Region Local Immigration Partnership (RRLIP)...


Update on Immigration Information!

Update on Immigration Information!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

New Immigration Minister appointed Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has revealed his new cabinet - Sean Fraser is the country’s new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.He replaces Marco Mendicino, who now becomes Canada’s public safety minister. What’s next for...


Do you have Housing for Rent? Good Quality, Affordable Housing is Needed for Newcomers to Regina!

Do you have Housing for Rent? Good Quality, Affordable Housing is Needed for Newcomers to Regina!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Regina is host to many newcomers each year, who come for a variey of reasons: employment, education, refugees escaping persecution, family reunification (sponsoring other family members).  All these people require a place to live.  Regina Open Door Society (RODS), a...


Do You want to Sponsor Afghan Refugees (and others)?  Information Session about Sponsoring, Myth-Busting and Government Updates.

Do You want to Sponsor Afghan Refugees (and others)? Information Session about Sponsoring, Myth-Busting and Government Updates.

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Many people are wondering about how to sponsor refugees from Afghanistan.  The RSTP (Refugee Sponsorship Training Program) and RODS (Regina Open Door Society) regularly collaborate to hold information sessions about the Private Sponsorship of Refugees. At the moment, these sessions are held...


Canada Offers Free Settlement Services, But Many Immigrants Do Not Know About Them!

Canada Offers Free Settlement Services, But Many Immigrants Do Not Know About Them!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

A recent government survey found that even among immigrants who do know about settlement services, about a quarter do not know how to access them. Starting even before arrival, immigrants can access settlement services from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).  Check here...


Election 2021 -  What Do Canada's Main Political Parties Think About Immigration?

Election 2021 - What Do Canada's Main Political Parties Think About Immigration?

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Canada is a country that was built on immigration, and continues to welcome immigrants.  With an aging population, and low birth rate, Canada needs newcomers to bring their skills and abilities to the labour market and to contribute to the economy. Many sectors are experiencing labour...


Canada Now Accepts Citizenship Applications Online

Canada Now Accepts Citizenship Applications Online

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Canadian permanent residents can now submit applications for citizenship online. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has launched a new online tool that allows citizenship applications to be submitted online. As of August 11, IRCC has opened the online portal to single...