Canada Immigration

Does Canada Need More Safety Programs For Immigrants?

CP | Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Alberta

SASKATOON - A coroner in Saskatchewan wants more water safety programs to target new Canadians after an immigrant man drowned.Muhammad Naqash Ali drow...

America Should Give Immigrants a 'Canadian' Welcome

Werner Patels | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada
Werner Patels

There are some things we'd like to change about ourselves, but they can't be changed. We can dye our hair, but it doesn't change our original hair col...

What Will the Minister of Labour Do for Migrant Workers?

Syed Hussan | Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada Politics
Syed Hussan

Dear Mr Naqvi, We have some things in common. I read that you came to Canada from Pakistan in your early teens. I immigrated in my early teens too, e...

How Canadians Really Feel About Immigration

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 03.01.2013 | Canada Politics

While most people in this country are in favour of welcoming new immigrants, a large portion of the population believes Canada’s policy is too open....

Seeking Asylum From These Countries? Good Luck

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Mexico, a country currently in the throes of an epidemic of drug-related violence, is no longer considered by Canada to be a genuine source o...

The Changing Canadian Identity

Abi Paul | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada Alberta
Abi Paul

A common misconception by most Canadians is that all immigrants (regardless of country of origin, religious background, ethnicity) face a common set of experiences (opportunities and challenges) as a group. There-in lies the basis of misunderstanding of the immigrant phenomenon by most Canadian-born residents.

Deportation Hearing 17 Years After Asian Gang Leader Entered Canada

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Seventeen years after an alleged Asian organized crime boss was granted permanent resident status in Canada, despite being red-flagged for...

Why We Can No Longer Call Canada an Advocate for Human Rights

Bernie Farber | Posted 04.03.2013 | Canada Politics
Bernie Farber

With little fanfare, Canada was scolded last month by both the United Nations and Amnesty International over its human rights record. Yes you read this correctly -- Canada. The two areas that attracted the most attention by the UN/ Amnesty International human rights experts were Canada's record when it came to refugees and internally the manner in which we continue to discriminate against our First Nations people. As Canadians we consider ourselves to be open, honest -- a welcoming society. Yet for those from afar struggling to build a new life and for our First Nations right here struggling to change their lives for the better, that openness rings very hollow.

Immigration to Canada: It's as Easy as Online Dating!

Rachel Décoste | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

According to Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, the upcoming "Web-based 'Expression of Interest' system" for immigrants advertising their skills is "like a dating site." Like a dating site!? Is that the model Canadians favour to pick our future citizens? For every Cinderella who finds her Prince Charming on an online forum, there is a string of Chris Brown's meeting their Rihanna. Once newcomers take the bait, are there any measures to ensure the Government of Canada won't be rendered to playing matchmaker-middleman to abusive relationships, thefts, misrepresentations of employment conditions, or scams?

'A N*gger in Net': Racism at the World Juniors

Rachel Décoste | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

The World Junior Hockey Championship has captivated Canadians again this holiday season. But the sight of Team Canada's goalie's skin colour was met with laughter, bemusement, confusion and contempt in Canada and abroad. Thankfully, the long-ignored vestiges of disdain for diversity in hockey have been gaining attention nationwide, in the USA, and across the pond as hockey fans and foes band together to address long-standing pressures that still blight the game.

How Is Canada's Somali Population Faring?

Samuel Getachew | Posted 02.27.2013 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

The Somali Canadian population is "undergoing the growing pains of integration into the larger Canadian mainstream" according to the head of the influential Somali Canadian Congress. Ahmed Hussen, a noted activist and newly minted Ottawa University lawyer, reflects on mentorship, influence and integration for Canada's large Somali population.

Why Is There No Refuge for Roma Refugees?

Stephanie J. Silverman | Posted 02.20.2013 | Canada
Stephanie J. Silverman

A designated country of origin (DCO) is a country declared as "safe," on grounds that it can provide adequate protection to its citizens and therefore not likely to produce refugees. It also discounts the treatment of some minority groups in so-called "safe" countries perhaps most particularly, the Roma in Europe.

Angelina Chapin

He Uprooted His Family For This?

HuffingtonPost.com | Angelina Chapin | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada

William Lin sits on a stool behind the counter reading about hope. It's early Saturday evening in April 2011, and he has printed a copy of Barack Obam...

3 Profiles Of Young Canadians

The Huffington Post Canada | Russell Sabio | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada

When Daniel Nguyen first read the goodbye letter his mother had written to him, he cried profusely. He opened the crisp white envelope on his fligh...

The Great Tory Rip-Off of Migrant Workers

Syed Hussan | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada Politics
Syed Hussan

Just last week, Federal Human Resources Minister Diane Finley took away special E.I. benefits from migrant workers through a quiet Thursday afternoon regulatory change. She did this assuming that most people wouldn't notice. Just in 2008, migrant workers and their employers paid an estimated 300-million dollars in to E.I. but were only able to access some paternal, maternal and compassionate benefits. Now even that has been made off-limits.

He's Not Buying Refugees From These 27 Countries

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Having dispensed with Canada's first list of countries from which refugee claims will be fast-tracked, immigration officials must now wrestle...

New Immigration Program Aimed At Filling Labour Shortages

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Politics

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - A new immigration program aimed at getting skilled workers into Canada faster will start on Jan. 2.Immigration Minister Jason Kenn...

Canada Leaves Super-Rich Immigrants In Limbo

CBC | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Politics

Chinese businessman Jacob Zhou was ready to hand over $400,000 in 2009 to meet the Canadian government's financial requirement to bring his multimilli...

'Super Visas' Not So Super?

CBC | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Politics

New figures show Canada has granted more than 11,000 "super visas" for overseas parents and grandparents since the federal government unveiled the pro...

Foreign Companies Must Stop Gaming Our System

Diane Francis | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

China's track record in Canada is checkered, to say the least, and yet the China-Canada trade deal would open the floodgates to tens of thousands of sovereign enterprises then exempt them from Investment Canada scrutiny if they want to buy more.

Canadian Boardrooms Need More Than Binders Full of Women

Rachel Décoste | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada Business
Rachel Décoste

For the same reasons women should be invited to the decision-making table, visible minorities and immigrants can offer perspectives which elude multi-generational Canadians with respect to common issues and situations they may face.

Family's Deportation To Libya (And Subsequent Torture) Under Review

CBC | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada Politics

Canadian immigration officials say they will comply with a Federal Court order to review the case of a family that was deported four years ago to Moam...

"I Am Here in Canada and I Am Treated like a Dog"

Syed Hussan | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada Politics
Syed Hussan

The Canada Border Services Agency just announced that it had deported 16,511 people in 2011-2012, dubbing it a "milestone year." Every year tens of thousands of migrant workers are coerced to leave after getting hurt on the job or because their work permits are revoked or have been completed. This is euphemistically called "repatriations." Canada is implementing a revolving door immigration policy, with high deportations and a shift to migrant work. It is clear to see who is paying the cost of these policies. Are we okay with this? It's time we slow this down.

Canada 'Stealing Britain's Immigrants'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Business

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney’s campaign to bring Polish migrant workers from the U.K. to Canada to fill labour shortages has got the English pr...

Kenney To Fast-Track Foreign Students For Immigration

CBC | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada Politics

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has announced that he wants to admit more foreign students currently studying in Canada as permanent residents and p...