Canada Immigration

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.

I Regret 'Doing More' To Fit In As A Minority In Canada

Brian Trinh | Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada Living
Brian Trinh

I made a choice to abandon learning Vietnamese as a kid. Part of it was me being lazy. I didn't want to spend Saturdays inside another school. Three hours learning about the Vietnamese alphabet can seem like prison when you're six or if you're 12. But another part of it was me wanting to fit in. To stay at home. To watch weekend morning cartoons. To have stuff to talk about during recess come Monday. I made a choice to turn my back on part of my identity. In return, I got to fit in within a multi-ethnic schoolyard in a suburban Ontario neighbourhood circa 1995. Today, that decision would make a majority of Canadians pretty happy.

Seasonal Agricultural Workers Deserve Right To Call Canada Home

Janet McLaughlin | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Politics
Janet McLaughlin

For 10 years, 20, maybe 40 years, you spend more of your life away from your family than with them. You pay into that country's taxes and employment insurance programs, but you are denied access to any benefits. You're seen as a labour commodity, not a person -- permanently "temporary," forever a "foreigner."

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maryam Monsef?

Rachel Décoste | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

After reporters revealed the mismatch between Minister Maryam Monsef's stated and actual birthplaces, a politically-motivated "outrage" ensued. Did she purposely mislead her colleagues, her constituents? Was she a fraud? Could her Canadian citizenship be revoked?

I'm A Chinese-Canadian ‘Banana' And Proud Of It

Isabelle Khoo | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Living
Isabelle Khoo

My mother calls me a banana. In her words, I'm white on the inside, but yellow on the outside. She's not wrong. As a Chinese-Canadian, I often call myself the whitest Asian you'll ever meet. While this used to stem from a rejection of my Asian culture, being a banana has become my identity as a child of a Chinese immigrant.

Billionaire To Help Take Canada's Refugee Sponsor Program Global

The Huffington Post Canada/CP | Althia Raj and The Canadian Press | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Politics

"... this is a good model which is exportable to other countries."

We're Marrying Our Two Cultures Into Something Uniquely Canadian

Nicholas Mizera | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Living
Nicholas Mizera

Keeping relationships within a culture can be convenient, comfortable and maybe even somewhat expected of you -- but it also makes it easy to keep one's culture alive. Our parents had a clear blueprint for passing on their traditions, something the growing number of culturally mixed couples like us simply don't have.

Conservatives Double Down On Divisive Policies Canadians Rejected

Michel Picard | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Michel Picard

The wedge politics and fearmongering of the Conservatives in the last election were resoundingly rejected by Canadians. Whether it is Kellie Leitch playing to xenophobia with her values test or Tony Clement gleefully trampling our rights, it seems the Conservative Party still hasn't gotten the memo.

Discrimination Against Immigrants Is Nothing New In Canada: Trudeau

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Politics

He compared the current discrimination against Muslims to what Italians and Greeks faced in the 1950s.