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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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May/June Issue

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Syrian refugees – Don’t be afraid – An immigrant experience – By Jacqui Henry

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By Jacqui Henry – AIM Contributor Canada recently welcomed its 25000th  Syrian refugee and we all, or at least most of us, applauded the government for its swift action in giving a home to people so desperately in need. But as a former new arrival to Canada, I know that their arrival is just the […]

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Faith corner: From the Pastor’s Desk June 2016

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WISDOM Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding (Proverbs 4:7 NKJV). Wisdom is one of the communicable attributes God shares with humanity. It gives uniqueness to, and sets humanity above all of God’s creation. The Greek word for wisdom is sophia. According to the New Testament Greek Lexicon, sophia is […]

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Love is the greatest – By Nkeiruka Osagie

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BY NKEIRUKA OSAGIE  – AIM CONTRIBUTOR Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become a sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could […]

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Welcome to new immigrants – A look at the History of Canada

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The history of Canada covers the period from the arrival of Paleo-Indians thousands of years ago to the present day. Canada has been inhabited for millennia by distinctive groups of Aboriginal peoples, with distinct trade networks, spiritual beliefs, and social hierarchies. Some of these civilizations had long faded by the time of the first European arrivals and have been discoveredthrough archaeological investigations. Various treaties and laws have been enacted […]

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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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The Canadian housing market – bubble or bust?

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Written by African Immigrant Magazine  The Canadian housing market is one of the most stable markets in the Western world. This is largely due to the checks and balances put in place by regulating agencies. With this stability, it is expected that the market will be over-evaluated, making buyers to spend more on their housing […]

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