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African professor in Canada publishes bestselling book of African poems

Professor Philip Alalibo, a Nigerian political scientist and professor in Canada, publishes a bestselling book on African poems. In this collection of insightful poems, Professor Alalibo’s intellectual sagacity is brought to bear in his poetic offerings that underscore his political, social, cultural and racial experiences that traverse two continents, Africa and North America. This book liberally […]

Growing Canada’s future economy an ‘impossibility’ without immigration

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When it comes to the future of immigration to Canada, it’s no longer a question of “why immigration” but “how much,” says federal Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen. “That’s where the debate is now,” he told his audience at the 2018 Canadian Immigration Summit in Ottawa. “Without immigration, our ability to grow our economy would become […]

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Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program at 20: Helping more people immigrate and succeed

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Since its inception 20 years ago, Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program has grown in both size and importance and now stands as the country’s second largest program for economic immigration. From its humble beginnings in 1998, when around 200 people were admitted to Canada through it, the Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, will be responsible for more […]

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New Express Entry report shows Federal Skilled Worker invitations jumped by 400% in 2017

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Candidates in Express Entry’s Federal Skilled Worker Class and Canadian Experience Class benefited the most from changes to the way candidates in the federal economic immigration system’s pool are awarded points, says a new report published Thursday. The anticipated year-end report says Invitations to Apply, or ITAs, issued to candidates in the Federal Skilled Worker Program […]

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Immigration officials find own website ‘confusing and not user friendly’

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It turns out Canada’s immigration officials are as confused as prospective immigrants and travellers by the information provided on their own department website. “We expect clients to know just what to do because ‘it’s on the website,’ ” says an internal Immigration Department document from last year. “Yet, even for immigration officers like ourselves, we […]

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Fees reduced for minors applying for citizenship without a parent

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The fee for citizenship applications for minors applying without a parent (under subsection 5(1) of the Citizenship Act) has been reduced by the Government of Canada from $530 to $100. This follows a legislative amendment that removed the requirement to be 18 years old to apply for citizenship as of last June. It also brings the fee into […]

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New citizenship revocation process under Bill C-6

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New citizenship revocation process under Bill C-6 On January 15, new provisions of Bill C-6 involving changes to Canada’s citizenship revocation process came into effect. Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen announced that under this new process the Federal Court will now be the decision-maker for all citizenship revocation cases, except in instances where […]

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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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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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