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Khan: Needed, a national employment policy for Canada’s immigrant population

There is a major discrepancy between the expertise (and expectations) immigrants bring with them and how Canada positions itself to be able to absorb that expertise. This is the overall understanding of several reports published over the last year that studied employment inequity in the labour market. These reports, focusing mainly on Ontario – still […]

Canada, U.S. urge Africa’s largest democracy, Nigeria, to conduct peaceful elections on Feb. 23

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U.S. President Donald Trump’s top foreign policy advisor Amb. John Bolton, has urged Nigerians to ensure that the Saturday,s elections are peaceful. Bolton said this in a tweet by the U.S. Embassy in its twitter account @USEmbassyAbuja accessed by the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja. The National Security Advisor of the United States also […]

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Low income Canadians don’t pay taxes – Trudeau

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The Canadian Politician – (Toronto) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has had to explain himself after responding to comments by Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre representing Carleton, Ontario that low-income Canadians cannot benefit from tax breaks because they do not pay taxes. Trudeau stated during questioning “We see proof that the Conservatives simply don’t understand that low-income […]

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Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen sings praises of private refugee sponsorship

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Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen came to Windsor Wednesday to celebrate the four decades of success of the country’s private refugee sponsorship program. “This month we are celebrating 40 years since the privately-sponsored refugee program came into existence in Canada,” said Hussen, himself a refugee who came to Canada in 1993 […]

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Canada to welcome refugees from Libya, other African countries – Ahmed Hussen, Immigration Minister

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The Canadian Politician – (Toronto) As part of Canada’s commitment to the United Nations Refugee Agency to resettle refugees fleeing war, terror and persecution in their home countries, the Trudeau government has started to resettle in Canada hundreds of former slaves who were once on the selling stage in Libya. Libya is currently awash with fortune […]

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African youths in Nova Scotia publish book on damages caused by slavery, colonialism, anti-black racism

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African youths in Nova Scotia are taking their communities and the country by storm with the publication of a book that sheds light on the horrendous effects and impact of the trans-altlantic slave trade, colonalization and societal and systemic racism. The book titled R which represents “Reparations” was written by 30 youths and published in […]

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3 restaurants open in 2 months to bring together a Winnipeg Nigerian population that’s doubled in size

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Elizabeth Lawal loves to bring Nigerians in Winnipeg together, and now she’s doing it over flavourful dishes of pounded yam or jollof rice. “That is the joy I have — to see something that is not in the city I created,” she said. Lawal is the first to admit she was taking on a challenge in opening Akin’s African Restaurant and Bar on Sargent […]

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Manitoba has welcomed 130,000 immigrants over MPNP’s 20-year history

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Manitoba is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its pioneering Provincial Nominee Program, which has welcomed more than 130,000 immigrants since its inception in 1998.  The creation of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, or MPNP, made the province the first in Canada to nominate newcomers for permanent residence through streams tailored to its economic needs and priorities. […]

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Canadian population up by half a million in past year

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Between July 1st, 2017, and July 1st, 2018, the Canadian population increased by 518,588, according to Statistics Canada. This marks a population increase of 1.4%, the biggest gain in more than 60 years! The population increase is mostly attributed to migrants entering Canada. This includes permanent residents immigrating through economic and family sponsorship pathways, as well as those […]

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Canada’s new, improved provincial pathways to immigration

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Far from taking the summer off, Canada’s Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Programs spent the months of July, August and September innovating and issuing more than 3,000 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.  The big news in the third quarter of 2018 included the largest invitation round so far this year […]

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