Canada Immigration

Should We Blame The Housing Crisis On Immigrants?

Gabriel Yiu | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Gabriel Yiu

The most basic economic principle is, when there is a rise in demand, the invisible force of supply will kick in, and this is how economic growth is generated. For those who want to blame the housing crisis on immigrants, let's think about how our economy would look like if B.C. or Canada did not have the intake and growth brought by immigrants.

What To Know If You Are Barred From The United States

Henry Chang | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Living
Henry Chang

When I previously discussed why Canadians may be barred from the United States if they admit to smoking marijuana, I did not discuss what options might be available if a Canadian is actually barred by United States Customs and Border Protection ("USCBP") based on criminal grounds. I will now address this issue.

Zi-Ann Lum

'Pay It Forward': Canada Resettles Nearly 39,000 Syrian Refugees

HuffingtonPost.com | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 12.24.2016 | Canada

It takes a community to help a Syrian family settle in for their first Canadian winter.

Immigrant Parents Show Their Love With Suitcases Full Of Weird Food

Andree Lau | Posted 12.23.2016 | Canada Parents
Andree Lau

Over the years, my parents' suitcases have revealed gifts of dried squid and wasabi peas, ginger tea and hot sauce, leftover hotel toiletries and Korean face masks. It's kind of bewildering. Do they not realize we are more than capable of buying our own produce and toiletries? That we are gainfully employed and functioning adults?

Canada Needs To Expand Efforts To Provide Migrants Security

Jerry Dias | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

We have in our midst many newcomers who were forced to flee their homelands, but live in constant fear of being found and forced to return. Their need to escape to this county was just as great as that of the Syrians, and yet that need is often not recognized.

Let's Meet Donald Trump's Presidential Team

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

I'm just going to come right out and say it: I think Americans have a lot to be concerned about unless, among other things, they don't care about their freedom to choose and their basic human rights. Have you been paying attention to Donald Trump's nominees? Do you know what they believe in and stand for? I have been keeping up with his picks and their platforms. And let me tell you, unless I was an affluent, white, heterosexual, conservative Christian man, I'd be more than a little nervous.

Thank You, Canada, For Teaching This Emigrant True Patriot Love

Cheryl Muir | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Living
Cheryl Muir

Seven years ago, I emigrated from England and headed for the Great White North with nothing but two suitcases, a dream in my heart and a fire in my belly. Tomorrow, I'll return to England exactly as I came. Oh, Canada - thank you for the beautiful experience.

Express Entry Rules Have Changed For Foreign Workers In Canada

Joshua Slayen | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Living
Joshua Slayen

In November, 2016 the Government of Canada released changes to the Express Entry ranking system. The changes do not benefit applicants with full-time, permanent and "eligible" job offers, but do benefit applicants that have completed post-secondary education in Canada.

Canada Has A New Entry Requirement (And Fee) For Foreign Flyers

Joshua Slayen | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Living
Joshua Slayen

For travellers, Canada has a new entry requirement now in effect where visa-exempt foreign nationals who enter Canada by plane now require an Electronic Travel Authorization ("eTA").

Manitoba Welcomes Farmers

Joshua Slayen | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Business
Joshua Slayen

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program has a Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business. The purpose of the program is to bring new farmers to Manitoba.

The Melting Pot Is Rapidly Becoming American Fiction

Jack Jedwab | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

You don't have to look very far these days to challenge the melting pot idea. All that is needed is a glimpse at the racial divisions that have marked the 2016 United States presidential election and others prior. In fact, those who boast about the American melting pot are generally thinking about the successful assimilation of white Americans in a society with perpetual racial divisions than run deep across the country.

How To Wait Out Donald Trump's Presidential Term In Canada

Henry Chang | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Henry Chang

It is widely believed that Donald Trump will not win a second term as president. In fact, some outspoken Americans have opined that he will not even finish his initial four-year term. If we assume that Donald Trump would not serve a second term, permanent resident status in Canada is clearly not required. There are several options available that would permit a U.S. citizen to temporarily reside in Canada for the next four years.

Trump's Rise Obligates Us To Question So-Called Canadian Values

Petra Molnar | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Petra Molnar

Kelly Leitch stated that Trump's victory sends an "exciting message" that is needed in Canada. This is the same candidate that continues to call for screening of immigrants for so-called Canadian values. But what are these values and which groups get to define them?

President Trump May Drive American 'Refugees' To Canada: Expert

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Politics

Akin to what happened during the Vietnam War.

TPP Poses Serious Threat To Rights And Dignity Of Migrant Workers

Syed Hussan | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Syed Hussan

Incorrectly suggesting that the TPP will mean greater numbers of migrant workers is a form of dog-whistle politics that further entrenches the dangerous anti-immigrant sentiment that exists in Canada. We should instead oppose the TPP because it will impoverish and displace some of the poorest in the world.

Unlike Trump's Wall, Canada's Barriers To Immigration Are Real

John McCool | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Politics
John McCool

This is how Canada treats its immigrants and its citizens who have dared to fall in love with a foreigner. Because while the details of my story may be different than other immigrants to Canada, the general premise remains the same. The Canadian immigration system has failed us and has failed our Canadian partners.

Hey America: Living In Canada Is A Privilege, Not A Consolation Prize

Heather Magee | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada Living
Heather Magee

With the U.S. election less than a week away, the number of people threatening to migrate north should Donald Trump land in the White House are multiplying. I guess we should feel flattered that our American neighbours consider us a suitable alternative. Yet, I can't help but feel like a jilted lover reduced to sloppy seconds.

Mohamed Omar

Monsef Concerned About Mom's Well-Being After Citizenship 'Drama'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mohamed Omar | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Politics

She says the controversy surrounding her place of birth has had an impact on her family.

Canada Won't Increase Immigration Numbers, Despite Calls For Boost

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada Politics

They are setting the table for a bigger boost in years to come.

Our Mixed Heritage Comes Alive At My Family's Dinner Table

Abigail Esteireiro | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Living
Abigail Esteireiro

Food is how I think of my cultural identity. It's like a table of food. It has plates of cozido and chow mein, but it also holds the new dishes that my parents have picked up in Canada. Just because there are new plates on the table doesn't mean I have to take any of them away. It just means I need a bigger table.

Why Do Filipino-Canadians Send Boxes Of Spam Back Home?

The Huffington Post Canada | Russell Sabio and Al Donato | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Living

Two Filipino-Canadians open up about a packing tradition that connects them to home.

'Hyphenated Canadians' Can Thank Opponents Of Multiculturalism

Jack Jedwab | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Living
Jack Jedwab

A term associated with dual and/or multiple expressions of identity alongside national identification, "hyphenated Canadian" identities are now an important part of our diverse ethnic landscape - and we owe it to the efforts of the very same individuals who regarded such multiple identities as a source of division.

How Drugs, Gangs, And Rob Ford Inspired This Toronto Crime Drama

The Huffington Post Canada | Emily Anonuevo | Posted 10.10.2016 | Canada

The show premiers Monday, Oct. 10, 9 p.m. ET

Relearning My Grandmother's Language Taught Me Where My Roots Lie

Hamza Khan | Posted 10.10.2016 | Canada Living
Hamza Khan

Learning my grandmother's life stories helped me to reconnect with my own Indian-American and Indian-Canadian identity in a way that Bollywood movies never could. If you're the first-generation child of immigrant parents, you owe it to yourself to learn the language of your grandparents. Spend some time with them and ask them about their life. Go deeper than the mere sequence of events you might've never ventured beneath because of language barriers. It could just be the key to unlocking dimensions of who you are. And if history is cyclical, perhaps who you might become.

Why Americans With DUIs Can't Enter Canada

Henry Chang | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Henry Chang

Canadians may be surprised to learn that United States citizens who have been convicted of (or who have committed) a single instance of Driving under the Influence ("DUI") will actually be barred from Canada. Some U.S. citizens may believe that this is unfair also, especially since Canadians who have DUI convictions are generally not barred from the United States.