Canada Immigration

Embracing My Polish Heritage Also Means Confronting Its Demons

Nicholas Mizera | Posted 04.04.2017 | Canada Living
Nicholas Mizera

Busy celebrating the best of what Polish culture had to offer, I rarely paused to think about the darker parts of my heritage. But moving out from my childhood home and joining a Polish community during a formative time of my life brought this willful ignorance into stark relief.

Ottawa Could Be Canada's Greatest Sanctuary City

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Living
Shahla Khan Salter

Ottawa as a sanctuary city reveals to the world that Ottawa is passionate to sustain a community built on harmony, social cohesion, peace, human dignity and respect for all, regardless of ethnicity and faith. It also sends a message to the world that Ottawa does not tolerate bigotry but embraces diversity with compassion.

Nearly Half Of Canadians Want Illegal Asylum Seekers Deported: Poll

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 03.20.2017 | Canada

A lot of Canadians also aren't happy about the Trudeau government's approach.

Conservatives Don't Stand A Chance In 2019

Luke Rebello | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Politics
Luke Rebello

After a crushing defeat in 2015, the Conservatives sought to find a leader who could do what Stephen Harper could not; bring new voters especially millennials to the party, appeal to minorities and immigrants, and present a more moderate platform than the one Harper employed for his campaign.

'A Little Baloney' In Calling Asylum Seekers' Entry Into Canada 'Illegal'

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Politics

More than 1,000 people have filed refugee claims at the Quebec-U.S. border since January, compared with about 200 during the same time last year.

'Robot Lawyer' Helps Refugees Apply For Asylum In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 03.07.2017 | Canada

The AI was designed by a student.

Smugglers Guide Asylum Seekers On Months-Long Journey To Canada

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada

Stays in migrant camps along the way often culminate with a lengthy period in a U.S. immigration detention centre.

Refugees Denied By U.S. 'Regularly' Accepted By Canada: Lawyer

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada

"I think that there is a lack of access to justice (for claimants in the United States)."

Maham Abedi

Refugees Rely On Welfare, Odd Jobs To Repay Debt To Federal Gov't

HuffingtonPost.com | Maham Abedi | Posted 03.02.2017 | Canada Politics

Some owe the government thousands of dollars in transportation costs.

The Internet Is Going Nuts Over Kellie Leitch's Latest Video

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 02.28.2017 | Canada Politics

"When you're a method actor you have to commit all the way."

Canada Can Show The World What Strength In Diversity Really Means

Mohammad-Reza Ghovanloo | Posted 02.27.2017 | Canada Living
Mohammad-Reza Ghovanloo

It is hard to not be inspired when the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated that "to those fleeing persecution, terror and war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength." It is time for Canada to lead by example yet again.

Canada Commits 'Human Rights Violations' By Locking Up Children: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada

They aren't given access to detention review hearings.

We Don't Need More Data, We Need Mystery

Christina Crook | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Living
Christina Crook

May the source of all these mysteries guide us home.

ISIS Stole This Family's Home, Don't Let It Take Their Baby's Life

Drowster | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Impact
Drowster

In March 2014, Mustafa heard three bombs near his home in Sheran located in the province of Aleppo, Syria. At that precise moment, he knew his biggest fear was real: ISIS was at their door. This was his tipping point; his family packed a few belongings and tried fleeing to Turkey.

What Happened To The Country That Welcomed My Immigrant Grandparents

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Living
Fransi Weinstein

Very sadly, large numbers of Canadians are turning their backs on the principles and values I hold dear, the principles and values of which I am so proud. The principles and values that paved the way for my family, and so many others, to have that better life they craved.

Canada Must Act Immediately To Stop Illegal Immigration: Blaney

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Politics

He wants the government to hire an additional 200 RCMP officers and an extra 200 agents at the Canada Border Services Agency.

Preclearance Bill Raises Concerns Over Canadian Sovereignty

Henry Chang | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Politics
Henry Chang

Numerous concerns have been raised regarding the broad powers that will be granted to preclearance officers under the preclearance bill. Critics of the preclearance bill say that it goes too far and that Canada has given up too much of its sovereignty.

A Quarter Of Canadians Think Syrian Refugees Should Be Banned Here, Too

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada

And large numbers are worried about how many Syrians Canada plans to welcome.

Why Investor Immigrants Are Choosing Canada Over U.S.

Vanessa Routley | Posted 02.20.2017 | Canada Business
Vanessa Routley

The price of a U.S. Green Card held steady for the past 27 years at $500,000 USD, under an investment immigration program known as EB-5. That will almost certainly change this year, when the U.S. Congress votes on raising the investor's Green Card minimum to $1.3 million. So what is a millionaire to do when the U.S. tells them to take their money elsewhere?

4 Refugee Claimants Arrested On Quebec-New York Border

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2017 | Canada

Four were arrested on Thursday.

The Conservative Party's Opportunity For Real Change

Kokulan Mahendiran | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada
Kokulan Mahendiran

While the main output of the ongoing battle for the Conservative Party of Canada's leadership has been a deluge of candidates, a few interesting policies have also surfaced.

Trump's Anti-Immigrant Stance Could Give Canada's Economy An Edge

Jeff Wheeldon | Posted 02.15.2017 | Canada Business
Jeff Wheeldon

President Trump's vilification of immigrants, including a restriction on their movements in the form of a travel ban for people from seven Muslim-majority nations, leaves many genius researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs feeling unwelcome in the U.S. even if they are allowed in.

As Part Of An Immigrant Family, Trump's Travel Ban Feels Personal

Mike Rowlands | Posted 02.09.2017 | Canada Politics
Mike Rowlands

There are those who dismiss President Donald Trump's travel ban as an everyday security policy. I say by proposing it in the first place, and by arguing for it so vehemently in the face of massive, vocal opposition, the Oval Office is betraying America's commitment to be "the home of the brave."

Canadians Not As Tolerant Of Immigrants As We Like To Think: Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 02.09.2017 | Canada

Twenty per cent support ending immigration altogether.

Black Lives Matter Toronto And The Fight For Good PR

Jeff Paterson | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Living
Jeff Paterson

I'm not sure who is advising the Black Lives Matter Toronto chapter. Social justice should be about resolving issues that exist and preventing new ones from popping up. Regressive justice and the approach of BLMTO seems to be creating division. They're stepping on others and provoking controversy. Making such outlandish commentary and actions, they become their own worst enemy.