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Canada’s immigration program for migrant caregivers under review

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Foreign caregivers will not be eligible for permanent residence if they have not accrued two years of employment by Nov. 29, 2019, according to a notice posted by the Immigration Department. The federal government is currently reviewing Canada’s two programs for foreign caregivers — one for those caring for children and the other for those […]

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Mexico again among Canada’s top sources of refugee claims after visa requirement lifted

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FILE – An internal report says most Mexican refugee claims are being made at Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Graham Hughes Refugee claims by Mexicans have increased sharply since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau allowed citizens of the country to enter Canada without travel visas, new figures show. Almost 1,500 citizens of Mexico had […]

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Canada’s Immigration Minister to Open RC Show 2018

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Toronto, Feb. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Restaurants Canada is pleased to announce that the Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship will officially open RC Show 2018 – the biggest event of the year for Canada’s restaurant and hospitality industry. Minister Hussen will lead RC Show 2018’s ribbon cutting ceremony […]

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Canada’s merit-based immigration system is no ‘magic bullet’

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Mireille Paquet, Professor of Political Science, Concordia University President Donald Trump has made comprehensive immigration reform in the United States one of his key legislative goals. He’s proposed bringing the U.S. immigration system “into the 21st century” by providing a path to citizenship for some undocumented migrants and by fully securing the country’s southern border. […]

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Shaping the future of Canada’s immigration system

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  Having inherited an immigration system plagued with backlogs and heavy-handed enforcement, the Liberal government says it’s keen to hear what you think needs to be done about Canada’s immigration future. Since the beginning of the summer, Immigration Minister John McCallum and his parliamentary secretary, Arif Virani, have held more than two dozen roundtable meetings […]

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Western Canadian Provinces Welcome New Applications Through Provincial Nominee Programs

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From CIC NEWS Buggy Late August was a busy period for PNPs in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia (BC) The Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and BC were each active in their drive to welcome new immigrants over the past couple of weeks, as more than 2,000 potential newcomers either submitted an application to one […]

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2016 LIBERAL IMMIGRATION PLAN: Liberals Propose Ten Ambitious Changes to Canadian Immigration

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Written by African Immigrant Magazine  With the ascension to power of the liberals in the last parliamentary elections, much focus has been on changing current immigration laws set in place by the conservative government of Stephen Harper. The liberals believe that current immigration policies are too stringent and prevent the government from meeting its immigration […]

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Dr. Jacobet Edith Wambayi, Kenyan-Born HIV/AIDS activist Nominated for RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants

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Jacobet Edith Wambayi immigrated to Canada in 2001 while already advocating for communities affected by HIV/AIDS. She has since volunteered and worked with AIDS service organizations in various capacities. She conducts community workshops and provides support to those living with the disease and those at risk.  A single mother of four children and five grandchildren, […]

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Canada’s Express Entry immigration system to welcome skilled immigrants from Germany faster than ever before

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Berlin, Germany — The Government of Canada successfully launched Express Entry, a modern immigration application management system, this past January. Express Entry gives prospective skilled immigrants from Germany a new and fast alternative for coming to Canada. This new system is designed to get people with the skills and experience that Canada’s labour market and […]

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Minister McCallum welcomes 100 new Canadians, delivers the Oath of Citizenship for the first time

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December 12, 2015 – Aurora, ON – Today at the York Regional Police Headquarters, the Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, welcomed 100 new Canadians from 28 countries at a special citizenship ceremony in honour of International Human Rights Day, which occurred earlier this week. For the first time, Minister McCallum delivered […]

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