Canada Immigration

Tamils In Limbo After Canadian Crackdown On Human Smugglers

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2012 | Canada Politics

BANGKOK - All wars cause collateral damage. Vashni is collateral damage in Canada's war on human smugglers.The soft-spoken Tamil woman in her 30s live...

Rachel Mendleson

Businesses To Choose From Pool Of Immigrants Under New Tory Plan | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 04.20.2012 | Canada Business

If Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has his way, employers will soon play a much more active role in selecting newcomers, and those chosen will be pu...

Rachel Mendleson

Kenney Vows Permanent Blacklist For Abuse Of Migrant Workers | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 04.20.2012 | Canada Business

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says Canadian employers who violate the rights of migrant labourers should be permanently blacklisted from hiring th...

Got A Good Startup Idea? Immigrate To Canada!

CBC | Posted 06.18.2012 | Canada Business

Canada is looking at opening a special immigration stream for entrepreneurs with good startup ideas, Citizenship and Immigration Minister...

Sorry, Your Service for our Country Does Not Entitle You to Citizenship

Peter Worthington | Posted 06.19.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

In other words, the 100,000 Canadian soldiers who won the greatest battle of World War I were not Canadians, according to today's Citizenship and Immigration. How dare Harper's government say that no one born in Canada prior to the 1947 Act was "legally" a Canadian citizen!

Skilled Trades People To Get Into Canada Faster

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2012 | Canada Business

CALGARY - Ottawa has announced a new immigration program that it says will make it easier for Canadian business to hire the workers most urgently need...

Are Iranian Spies Slipping Through our Immigration Loopholes?

Sheryl Saperia | Posted 06.05.2012 | Canada
Sheryl Saperia

It is not unreasonable for Canadians to demand more stringent security checks to ensure that people seeking to enter the country do not have nefarious intentions. The Economist reported recently that Iran might be constructing its nuclear facilities with ultra-high performance concrete. The article also mentioned that a graduate of Tehran University is currently studying the molecular structure of cement at the University of Ottawa.

Eliminating Old Immigration Files Could Affect 280,000

CBC | Posted 06.01.2012 | Canada

More than 280,000 people who have been waiting years for a decision on their immigration files could be soon be chopped from the list as ...

Chinese Discover Backdoor Into Canada

CP | Louise Watt, The Associated Press | Posted 05.19.2012 | Canada

BEIJING, China - Thousands of people in China are trying to write their own ticket out of the country — in French.Chinese desperate to emigrate have...

Foreign Brides Who Divorce Could Be Deported Under New Rule

CBC | Posted 05.19.2012 | Canada Business

If a foreign spouse's marriage in Canada does not last two years, he or she could be deported, according to a proposed new federal rule. ...

Getting PhD Immigrants Out of Cabs and into Their Field

Omar Alghabra | Posted 05.14.2012 | Canada
Omar Alghabra

The upcoming federal budget is expected to include major immigration reforms. Successful immigrants are happy immigrants. Successful and happy immigrants are productive members of society. Unhappy and desperate immigrants will search for jobs elsewhere or may resort to finding ways to game the system.

Jacqueline Delange

Malcolm Gladwell: Canada Should Welcome Immigrants With Open Arms | Jacqueline Delange | Posted 09.02.2013 | Canada Business

Author Malcolm Gladwell understands the importance of countries remaining open to newcomers during times of economic hardship, having immigrated as a ...

It's Immigration, Stupid

Diane Francis | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada
Diane Francis

Ontario and Quebec should stop badmouthing the west and demand reform to the immigration mess Ottawa has perpetuated since 1986. The burden of providing healthcare, education, and other social services for new immigrants has added more costs to their budgets than interest on their debts, the Detroit bailout, and all-day junior kindergarten in Ontario or $7-a-day daycare in Quebec combined.

'Birth Tourism' In Tory Gunsights

CBC | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada Politics

The Harper government is considering changes to the citizenship rules to target so-called birth tourism — where a foreign national come...

Canadians Have Generous Views On Citizenship: Poll

CBC | Posted 04.15.2012 | Canada

Most Canadians feel immigrants are just as likely to be good citizens as people who were born here, a recent Environics Institute survey ...

The Music Diaries: "Half Angel Half Eagle"

Jane Siberry | Posted 04.05.2012 | Canada
Jane Siberry

Someone's mother falls to the sidewalk; on the next street someone looks up. In the cathedral, a burst of laughter; in another city the pigeons fly up and scatter. Someone put down in a New York subway a newspaper picked up in Australia. For each event, the inarticulate glory, the equal and opposite, will tell the story.

Althia Raj

Another Tamil Human Smuggling Operation Thwarted | Althia Raj | Posted 01.31.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Canadian authorities have helped thwart the efforts of another group of Tamil refugees to get to Canada, The Huffington Post Canada has lea...

Stricter Language Requirements For Immigrants?

CP | Posted 03.27.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - A program which allows provinces to tailor immigration to fit local labour needs may look fine on the surface but a federal government evalu...

Harper At Davos: Ottawa Poised To Transform Immigration, Pensions, Research

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2012 | Canada Politics

DAVOS, Switzerland - Ottawa will transform the country's pension system to curtail government costs, but details won't come until the budget, Prime Mi...

Feds Add Names To Controversial Most-Wanted List

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The federal government is continuing its controversial practice of publicizing the names and faces of most-wanted dangerous immigrants in t...

The Problem With Canada's Most-Wanted War Criminals List

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Canada Border Services Agency was warned that publishing a "most wanted" list to track down and deport alleged foreign war criminals coul...

Canadians More Tolerant Of Immigration: Study

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2012 | Canada


Introducing, The SUPER VISA

CBC | Posted 01.31.2012 | Canada Politics

A program that allows Canadians to apply for so-called super visas launches Thursday, but the NDP immigration critic is worried that the ...

Auditor General: Close Holes In Visa System

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.22.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's border watchdogs need to tighten the visa system with better health and security screening for people who want to come to Canada eit...

Immigrants Healthier Than Canadian-Born Citizens, Study Finds

CBC | Posted 01.16.2012 | Canada Living

The healthy immigrant effect persists, according to a Statistics Canada study released Wednesday that found immigrants are generally heal...