Immigration Changes To Watch For In 2015

Immigration Changes To Watch For In 2015

01. 1.2015
For good or bad, the nature of immigration in Canada has changed under the Conservatives. Prime Minister Stephen Harper confirmed that...
New Canadian Citizenships Double

New Canadian Citizenships Double

The Canadian Press  12.23.2014
TORONTO - The federal government says Canada welcomed a record number of new citizens in 2014.Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris...
Pilot Program Launched To Help Families 'Living In Limbo'

Pilot Program Launched To Help Families 'Living In Limbo'

Susana Mas, CBC News  12.22.2014
The federal government will start issuing open work permits to help the spouses of Canadians already living in the country but waiting...
The 'Barbaric Practices Bill' Calls a Spade a Spade

The 'Barbaric Practices Bill' Calls a Spade a Spade

12.12.2014
Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander has tabled a bill called The Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices...
Canada May Prioritize Syrian Refugees Who Are Religious Minorities

Canada May Prioritize Syrian Refugees Who Are Religious Minorities

12.12.2014
The federal government is seeking to resettle more Syrian refugees but only from the country’s religious minorities, according to sources...

UN Rep To Canada: Do More For Syrian Refugees

Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press  12. 9.2014
OTTAWA - A global call for help resettling more than 100,000 Syrian refugees over the next two years must be answered in part by Canada,...
Alberta Wants Feds To Lift Cap On Immigrant Job Nominations

Alberta Wants Feds To Lift Cap On Immigrant Job Nominations

John Cotter, The Canadian Press  12. 8.2014
EDMONTON - Alberta wants the federal government to lift the lid on the number of economic immigrants it can nominate each year for permanent...
Points System Targeting 'In Demand' Immigrants Revealed

Points System Targeting 'In Demand' Immigrants Revealed

Susana Mas, CBC News  12. 2.2014
With one month left to the launch of a new immigration system that will give skilled immigrants express entry into Canada, the government...
Why Is Stephen Harper Sending Us Back to 1973?

Why Is Stephen Harper Sending Us Back to 1973?

12. 1.2014
The creation of the "temporary" migrant worker programs were at their very core a policy rooted in racist exclusion. And that's exactly...
How Canada Has Maintained a Strong, Principled Voice in China

How Canada Has Maintained a Strong, Principled Voice in China

11. 9.2014
China continues to want to do more business with Canada. However, given that many Canadians have serious misgivings about China and the...
Tory Minister Slammed For 'Unacceptable' Remarks

Tory Minister Slammed For 'Unacceptable' Remarks

Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press  11. 6.2014
TORONTO - Criminal defence lawyers are dismayed that Immigration Minister Chris Alexander publicly branded a man charged with killing his...
Tories Crack Down On 'Barbaric' Cultural Practices

Tories Crack Down On 'Barbaric' Cultural Practices

Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press  11. 5.2014
TORONTO - Legislation aimed at curbing "barbaric" cultural practices from occurring in Canada would be introduced on Wednesday, Citizenship...

Tories Temporarily Expand Health Care For Refugee Claimants

Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press  11. 4.2014
OTTAWA - Medication for children and prenatal care will be among the new federal health care benefits available to those awaiting a decision...
'Thank God For This Conservative Government'

'Thank God For This Conservative Government'

Susana Mas, CBC News  11. 4.2014
The federal government has until the end of day today to introduce more inclusive health-care coverage for refugees, after a Federal Court...
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