Immigration Canada

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 09.25.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

Mr. Suzuki's Baseless, Irresponsible Immigration Claims

Steve Lafleur | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada Politics
Steve Lafleur

Imagine there was a policy that could reduce global poverty, conserve natural resources and help alleviate the coming retirement crisis, all while also fostering domestic economic growth. You would have to be either misinformed or malicious to oppose this policy, right? Well, this policy exists, and it's called immigration. Ironically, "progressive" hero David Suzuki has come out in favour of reducing immigration levels. Mr. Suzuki is not only providing poor policy advice, but that advice runs contrary to his stated goals of reducing carbon emissions and fostering global development.

Canada's Immigrant Population Surges

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA - The debut of Canada's controversial census replacement survey shows there are more foreign-born people in the country than ever before, at a ...

Althia Raj

How The Foreign Workers Crisis Could Be Easily Solved

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — The problems caused by the federal Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program could be fixed easily if low-skilled workers were given easier ac...

Althia Raj

Foreign Worker Program Could Mean 'Low-Wage Ghettos' In Canada: Critics

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — The Tories’ promised reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program don’t go far enough, say critics who fear the recent explosi...

Kenney Boasts About Immigration Numbers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government says it has reduced Canada's immigration backlog by 40 per cent.Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says ...

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....

Bureaucrats Scrambled To Save Some Refugee Health Benefits

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Civil servants in the Department of Citizenship and Immigration had to scramble to make the case for preserving some refugee health-care bene...

One Migrant Worker's Story Is Canada's Story

Min Sook Lee | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada
Min Sook Lee

2012-11-22-whypovertybanner.jpg Ten years ago I made a documentary about migrant agricultural workers in Canada, El Contrato. I am interested in the story of workers and migration because I come from a working class family and my life has been fundamentally shaped by migration. This is the story of how immigration to Canada is racialized and classed.

'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...

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...