Immigration News

Canada’s Immigration Minister Seeks to “Substantially Increase” Immigration Numbers!

Canada’s Immigration Minister Seeks to “Substantially Increase” Immigration Numbers!

Posted in Immigration News

Canada’s Minister of Immigration, John McCallum, has stated his intention to “substantially increase” the number of new immigrants to Canada in order to fill labour shortages, with a three-year immigration plan expected to be unveiled this fall (autumn).   AUGUST 16, 2016 - from...


Immigrant Access Fund!  New Micro-Loan Program for Refugees!

Immigrant Access Fund! New Micro-Loan Program for Refugees!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

IAF announces new loan product for REFUGEES!   IAF Canada’s board of directors have approved a new program: a micro loan specifically for refugees in Canada. Refugees can apply for a loan at no interest cost to them, with the interest funded through donations from the community. The new loan...


Immigrant Access Fund!  Information About Micro-Loans! For Internationally Trained Immigrants!

Immigrant Access Fund! Information About Micro-Loans! For Internationally Trained Immigrants!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Immigrant Access Fund Canada supports newcomers who arrive in our country equipped with excellent professional skills and knowledge but face significant barriers to employment. Often they fall into poverty as they become stuck in unemployment or low paying “survival” jobs. As they lack...


Information about Refugee Settlement in Regina!  RODS Annual Report!

Information about Refugee Settlement in Regina! RODS Annual Report!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

2015-2016 has been an unprecendented year for Newcomer Settlement in Regina! The 2015-2016 Annual Report from Regina Open Door Society (RODS), the Regina organization responsible for settling Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) in Regina, is very informative. The Syrian Initiative,...


Study Reveals: Newcomers Arrive Healthy But Lose Advantage Over Time!

Study Reveals: Newcomers Arrive Healthy But Lose Advantage Over Time!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

A University of Regina researcher believes the health of new immigrants in Canada is being overlooked, however that may not be the case in Regina.   13 Jul 2016   by Kerry Benjoe   Leader-Post   Michele Degelman’s study, Immigrant status and having a regular medical doctor among Canadian...


Follow-up Information About Heritage Language Funding - Questions at the Legislature!

Follow-up Information About Heritage Language Funding - Questions at the Legislature!

Update on Petition to Restore Heritage Language Funding (from Saskatchewan Organization of Heritage Languages - SOHL)  Thank you to everyone who has sent in signed petition forms thus far. With your help, we have collected an impressive number of signatures. Though the Legislative Assembly is...


Warning! Telephone Scam Targeting Newcomers! In Regina!

Warning! Telephone Scam Targeting Newcomers! In Regina!

Posted in Immigration News

A Regina immigrant newcomer recently received a phone call from a person claiming to be a police officer, calling in relation to CIC immigration.  An ESL student, he had a hard time understanding the conversation, so asked for help from his LINC teacher (Language Instruction for Newcomers)....


A Continuing Refugee Story - Saving family #417.

Posted in Families / Immigration News

A MacLeans Magazine Article: Read the story: Saving family...


World Refugee Day!  8 Young Refugees Now Living in Regina Awarded Education Bursaries!

World Refugee Day! 8 Young Refugees Now Living in Regina Awarded Education Bursaries!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

21 Jun 2016  by Natascia Lypny   Leader-Post  Bishnu Kafley lived for a dozen years in a refugee camp in Nepal. Now she has her sights set on becoming a doctor.   Emmerence Bagenda bounced from school to school as her family hopped from country to country after leaving the Democratic Republic...


2016 World Refugee Day Event!  Free!  City Square  Plaza! June 20th - Noon - 1pm!

2016 World Refugee Day Event! Free! City Square Plaza! June 20th - Noon - 1pm!

Ordinary people, forced to FLEE!   On Monday, June 20th, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., the Regina Open Door Society will be hosting the 2016 World Refugee Day event. Please join us at the City Square Plaza - Stage at noon. The program will include a special guest speaker, the newcomer...