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Racial profiling incident on Parliament Hill during Black History Month points to racism – Justin Trudeau

The Canadian Politician (Toronto) – Though it is Black History Month, incidents of racial profiling continue to occur regardless of the activities that are going on to celebrate black Canadians and their enormous achievements and contributions to society. This fact was on full display at Parliament Hill in an alleged case of racial profiling of visiting […]

Ontario makes university and college student fees optional

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The Canadian Politician (Toronto) – Students unions across Ontario are up in arms with Premier Doug Ford and his government for making students fees optional for Ontario students in colleges and universities. Hitherto, students have had to pay mandatory fees some of which do not benefit them or they simply do not take advantage of. In […]

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Ontario issues new Express Entry invitations to French-speaking candidates

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Ontario has issued new invitations to Express Entry candidates through its French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to 85 Express Entry candidates on September 20 and followed this with another 46 NOIs issued on September 27. The 131 invitations brought the total number of invitations issued […]

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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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Top 10 countries of citizenship that received the most Express Entry Invitations To Apply in 2017

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A new report on the Government of Canada’s Express Entry economic immigration system shows candidates from India and China led their fellow Express Entry candidates in invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence in 2017. The following table provides a comparison of the top 10 nationalities of Express Entry candidates issued Invitations to Apply in 2016 and […]

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Task Force on Irregular Migration updates public on how they’re dealing with illegal border crossings

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The Canadian government’s Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Irregular Migration met yesterday to discuss latest progress and ongoing co-ordinating efforts to address irregular migration, namely the influx of border crossings from the United States since President Donald Trump took office. In 2017, over 20,593 asylum claims were made between Ports of Entry. Ninety-one percent […]

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Ontario to welcome more newcomers with increase in provincial nominee program

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Interested in immigrating to Ontario? The allocation of immigrants accepted through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is being increased from 6,000 to 6,600. OINP is a part of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which allows the provinces and territories to nominate immigrants based on their abilities and the in-demand positions of the respective location. […]

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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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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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