Immigration Canada

Temporary Foreign Workers Get First Dibs Under Express Entry Program

CBC | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Business

A new immigration system designed to attract highly skilled workers from around the world to meet Canada's labour needs isn't living up to its promise...

Food Industry Wants Foreign Workers Who Can Become Citizens

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Business

EDMONTON - Backlash against the temporary foreign worker program has made Ottawa leery of finding a new way for the food-processing sector to get the ...

These Unexpected Places Are Seeing A Boom In Foreign Workers

The Huffington Post Canada | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Business

The regions that saw the largest growth in the number of temporary foreign workers between 2002 and 2012 might come as a surprise. Maritime provin...

Canada's Millionaire Immigrants Earn Less Than Refugees

Ian Young | Posted 05.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Ian Young

Logic would dictate that big-earning millionaires continue to earn big after settling in Canada. They might take a pause from their business activities while they settle in to their new country, but it's only a matter of time before the money, and the trickle-down benefits, start flowing, right? Not so.

Tories Quietly Insert Exemption Into Foreign Worker Crackdown

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney says Ottawa is willing to extend to other provinces the measures it has given Alberta for some of it...

Canada To Offer 60 Millionaire Immigrants Permanent Residency

CBC | Posted 03.29.2015 | Canada Business

Canada will start accepting applications from millionaire immigrant investors and their families on Wednesday under a revamped version of a program cr...

Immigration Changes To Watch For In 2015

CBC | Posted 03.02.2015 | Canada Politics

For good or bad, the nature of immigration in Canada has changed under the Conservatives. Prime Minister Stephen Harper confirmed that when he spoke...

Wanted: 50 Millionaires To Immigrate To Canada

CBC | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada Business

The Canadian government will give permanent residency to approximately 50 millionaire immigrant investors and their families, under a pilot program se...

Points System Targeting 'In Demand' Immigrants Revealed

CBC | Susana Mas, CBC News | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada Politics

With one month left to the launch of a new immigration system that will give skilled immigrants express entry into Canada, the government has made ...

The Month I Spent Living on a Mattress

Ana Rodriguez | Posted 01.24.2015 | Canada Living
Ana Rodriguez

When I am nine, my parents and I immigrate to Canada from the wet, hot, and hurricane-ridden island of Cuba. Before May 31, 2002, I have never stepped beyond my beautiful little island, have never seen a landscape without palm trees or the ocean, have never smelt air that isn't rife with humidity with a hint of dog piss, sea salt, and garbage, and I have never wanted to.

B.C. Protesters Blame Traffic Jams On Too Many Immigrants

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 11.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A small group of protesters are blaming Vancouver-area traffic jams on immigration. About half a dozen men stood on the Blundell overpass in Richmo...

Canadian Cities Surprisingly Unpopular Destinations For Workers

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Business

Canada ranks highly in a new survey of places where the world’s workers would like to move, but individual cities seem to be suffering from an image...

Immigration Detainees Held In Inadequate Conditions: Red Cross

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A confidential Red Cross investigation found numerous shortcomings at Canadian facilities for immigrant detainees including triple-bunked cel...

Kenney: Canada Benefits From 'Dysfunctional' U.S. Immigration

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Business

WEST VANCOUVER, B.C. - Stalled immigration reforms in the United States are an opportunity for Canada to scoop up a wealth of young, "brilliant" forei...

Let Foreign Workers Stay: Poll

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A poll commissioned by the federal government suggests Canadians would support the controversial temporary foreign workers program if it didn...

Komagata Maru Reminds Us How Lonely It Can Get When We Stop Letting Others In

Aarondeep Bains | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Aarondeep Bains

When I see the photo of the Sikhs on the decks of the Komagata Maru, I think of the ones trying so desperately to pry that door open on land. The ones who raised money that they did not have for legal fees, and who rowed out to feed the men aboard with food they scarcely earned. Their story, and reasons for helping those barred from entry is as old as our nation itself.

100 Years Later, Racist Chapter Still Unknown By Many

CBC | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Descendants of two B.C. residents, who were on opposite sides of the Komagata Maru story, are sharing their reflections today on the 100th anniversar...

McDonald's Attacks CBC After CEO's ‘Bulls**t' Comment

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Business

McDonald’s Canada went on an all-out attack against the CBC Friday, accusing the broadcaster of playing loose with the facts after it aired audio of...

Foreign Worker Permits Handed Out Like Candy

CBC | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Business

The government must tighten up requirements that allow Canadian employers to hire low skilled temporary foreign workers and do a better job enforcing...

Trans Woman Avery Edison Was Put in a Men's Prison -- Why, Canada?

Anne Theriault | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Living
Anne Theriault

Here in Canada, we tend to think of ourselves as claiming a sort of moral high ground when it comes to social justice issues. And then, every once in a while, an event occurs that proves just how awful and backwards we really are. Monday morning, 25-year-old British comedian Avery Edison tried to enter Canada through Toronto. She was denied entry and detained by Canadian immigration officials, a fact which she admitted was her own fault. It was decided that because of her male genitalia, she would have to go to Maplehurst Correctional Complex, an all-male facility. This, in spite of the fact that her passport lists her as female. And this is where I lose it.

Sunny Freeman

No More Buying Your Way Into Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada Business

A controversial program that gave immigrant investors a fast track to citizenship was abolished in the 2014 federal budget. The government stopped...

2013 Immigration Changes and Victories in Canada

Syed Hussan | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada
Syed Hussan

While Harper lies to the media, Ministers Kenney and Alexander are out touting the next wave of destructive immigration changes. Now is a good time to look back and reflect on what changed in immigration in 2013, and the ways that migrant justice activists fought back.

B.C. ESL Will Continue: Feds

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Citizenship and Immigration Canada says federal English-as-a-second-language programs for new British Columbians will continue despite the ...

Canada Boosts Foreign Worker Admissions

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Business

The federal government has boosted the number of temporary foreign workers (TFWs) allowed into Canada, even as the governing Tories promised a crackdo...

Is Canada Serious About Immigration?

Christopher Smillie | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Politics
Christopher Smillie

Recently, Minister of Employment Jason Kenneyrightly highlighted the Foreign Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) as an important plank in Canada's complicated immigration system. The announcement itself by the Minister was made on a lazy, hazy, slow news day in August and stopped short of any real news -- how about an increase in this important stream?