Canada Immigration

New To Canada? Your First 100 Days Matter

Ivy Chiu | Posted 05.25.2017 | Canada Living
Ivy Chiu

The first 100 days in a new country are often the most important. Getting acclimatized to your new surroundings, meeting new neighbours, and getting a better sense for how everything from health care to grocery shopping is done in your new home would enable an easier transition.

Tories Challenge Trudeau To See Illegal Border Crossings First-Hand

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2017 | Canada Politics

"All we're asking today is that people come to Canada legally."

Canada Gets All Millennial With Change To Immigration Law

HuffPost Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 05.04.2017 | Canada

"Raising the age of dependents lets more families stay together."

Modern Labour Needs Leaders That Reject Right-Wing Rhetoric

Jerry Dias | Posted 05.02.2017 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

Kicking out Harper was only a beginning to rebuilding a progressive vision in this country. We must push back as a united voice against the politics of division, racism, Islamophobia, transphobia, homophobia, xenophobia and sexism that right-wing populists stir up in their cynical quests for power.

I Found My Roots In Ukraine

Jerry Diakiw | Posted 04.26.2017 | Canada
Jerry Diakiw

After the World War 2, we lost all contact with our many relatives in Ukraine, dozens of them. My father and mother were both born in the village of...

What We Can Learn From The Turkish Referendum About Immigration

Garnett Genuis | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Politics
Garnett Genuis

The results of the recent Turkish referendum reveal a lot about the success of different countries' immigration and integration policies. In this referendum, Turkish expats abroad were eligible to vote. Strikingly, the results were completely opposite to that reasonable expectation.

Embracing My Polish Heritage Also Means Confronting Its Demons

Nicholas Mizera | Posted 04.04.2017 | Canada Living
Nicholas Mizera

Busy celebrating the best of what Polish culture had to offer, I rarely paused to think about the darker parts of my heritage. But moving out from my childhood home and joining a Polish community during a formative time of my life brought this willful ignorance into stark relief.

Ottawa Could Be Canada's Greatest Sanctuary City

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Living
Shahla Khan Salter

Ottawa as a sanctuary city reveals to the world that Ottawa is passionate to sustain a community built on harmony, social cohesion, peace, human dignity and respect for all, regardless of ethnicity and faith. It also sends a message to the world that Ottawa does not tolerate bigotry but embraces diversity with compassion.

Nearly Half Of Canadians Want Illegal Asylum Seekers Deported: Poll

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 03.20.2017 | Canada

A lot of Canadians also aren't happy about the Trudeau government's approach.

Conservatives Don't Stand A Chance In 2019

Luke Rebello | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Politics
Luke Rebello

After a crushing defeat in 2015, the Conservatives sought to find a leader who could do what Stephen Harper could not; bring new voters especially millennials to the party, appeal to minorities and immigrants, and present a more moderate platform than the one Harper employed for his campaign.

'A Little Baloney' In Calling Asylum Seekers' Entry Into Canada 'Illegal'

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Politics

More than 1,000 people have filed refugee claims at the Quebec-U.S. border since January, compared with about 200 during the same time last year.

'Robot Lawyer' Helps Refugees Apply For Asylum In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 03.07.2017 | Canada

The AI was designed by a student.

Smugglers Guide Asylum Seekers On Months-Long Journey To Canada

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada

Stays in migrant camps along the way often culminate with a lengthy period in a U.S. immigration detention centre.

Refugees Denied By U.S. 'Regularly' Accepted By Canada: Lawyer

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada

"I think that there is a lack of access to justice (for claimants in the United States)."

Maham Abedi

Refugees Rely On Welfare, Odd Jobs To Repay Debt To Federal Gov't | Maham Abedi | Posted 03.02.2017 | Canada Politics

Some owe the government thousands of dollars in transportation costs.

The Internet Is Going Nuts Over Kellie Leitch's Latest Video

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 02.28.2017 | Canada Politics

"When you're a method actor you have to commit all the way."

Canada Can Show The World What Strength In Diversity Really Means

Mohammad-Reza Ghovanloo | Posted 02.27.2017 | Canada Living
Mohammad-Reza Ghovanloo

It is hard to not be inspired when the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated that "to those fleeing persecution, terror and war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength." It is time for Canada to lead by example yet again.

Canada Commits 'Human Rights Violations' By Locking Up Children: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada

They aren't given access to detention review hearings.

We Don't Need More Data, We Need Mystery

Christina Crook | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Living
Christina Crook

May the source of all these mysteries guide us home.

ISIS Stole This Family's Home, Don't Let It Take Their Baby's Life

Drowster | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Impact

In March 2014, Mustafa heard three bombs near his home in Sheran located in the province of Aleppo, Syria. At that precise moment, he knew his biggest fear was real: ISIS was at their door. This was his tipping point; his family packed a few belongings and tried fleeing to Turkey.

What Happened To The Country That Welcomed My Immigrant Grandparents

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Living
Fransi Weinstein

Very sadly, large numbers of Canadians are turning their backs on the principles and values I hold dear, the principles and values of which I am so proud. The principles and values that paved the way for my family, and so many others, to have that better life they craved.

Canada Must Act Immediately To Stop Illegal Immigration: Blaney

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Politics

He wants the government to hire an additional 200 RCMP officers and an extra 200 agents at the Canada Border Services Agency.

Preclearance Bill Raises Concerns Over Canadian Sovereignty

Henry Chang | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Politics
Henry Chang

Numerous concerns have been raised regarding the broad powers that will be granted to preclearance officers under the preclearance bill. Critics of the preclearance bill say that it goes too far and that Canada has given up too much of its sovereignty.

A Quarter Of Canadians Think Syrian Refugees Should Be Banned Here, Too

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada

And large numbers are worried about how many Syrians Canada plans to welcome.

Why Investor Immigrants Are Choosing Canada Over U.S.

Vanessa Routley | Posted 02.20.2017 | Canada Business
Vanessa Routley

The price of a U.S. Green Card held steady for the past 27 years at $500,000 USD, under an investment immigration program known as EB-5. That will almost certainly change this year, when the U.S. Congress votes on raising the investor's Green Card minimum to $1.3 million. So what is a millionaire to do when the U.S. tells them to take their money elsewhere?