Refugees Canada

Refugees Will Boost Economy In Canada's Have-Not Regions: Experts

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.26.2015 | Canada Business

The recent news that settling 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada will cost $1.2 billion over the next six years has some questioning whether the governm...

Canada's Syrian Refugee Plan Not Abandoning Single Men: Official

CP | Colin Perkel | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Politics

"This is truly an incredible mobilization."

These Canadian Businesses Are Going Above And Beyond To Help Refugees

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Business

From air travel to apartments.

Military Bases Prepare For Refugee Arrivals

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Politics

"We're ready to receive any Syrian refugees, if we're called on to do that."

B.C. Sikh Community Offers Free Food, Schooling For Refugees

CBC | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"They basically want to make them feel welcome, feel at home."

Another B.C. Developer Offers Free Homes For Refugees

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia

He's offered seven units for Syrian families settling in Burnaby, B.C.

Refugees Can't Become Scapegoats: Anti-Racism Groups

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Politics

A coalition of organizations is coming together for those seeking refuge.

Refugees Welcome, But Canadian Security Comes First: B.C. Premier

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The premier says British Columbians stands with Parisians in their grief.

Canada Must Remain Open To Helping Refugees: French Ambassador

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Politics

Nicolas Chapuis says the ruthless slaughter of innocent people in Paris should not harden the hearts of nations.

Government Still Holding Back Details On Refugee Plan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Politics

Neither Prime Minister Justin Trudeau nor Immigration Minister John McCallum would clarify whether private sponsors will play a role in their plan to resettle 25,000 Syrians.

Tories Will Help Resettle North Korean Refugees, Says Kenney

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Politics

"Our Conservative government's openness to North Korean refugees is in keeping with Canada's best humanitarian traditions."

#WereAllImmigrants: Canadians Share Their Stories

The Huffington Post Canada | William Alcopra | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Living

As of 2011, 20 per cent of Canadians were foreign-born.

Canadians Want to Believe a Different Way Is Possible

Deborah Coyne | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Deborah Coyne

When we no longer have confidence in collective action, why would we even bother to ask something of our anemic government? By not taking firm steps to deal with the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis from the beginning, we have allowed a ticking time bomb of humanity to destabilize the Middle East and give comfort to vocal xenophobic factions in Europe.

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' Health Care Cuts For Refugees 'Cruel And Unusual': Federal Court

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government has another legal battle on its hands after the Federal Court ruled against controversial reductions to health-ca...

What's the Real Truth About Canada's Refugee System?

Bernie Farber | Posted 05.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Bernie Farber

Peter Kent's article "The Truth About Canada's Immigration System" has left me quite shocked, beginning with the headline itself. Peter refers to the government's commitment to resettle refugees. He actually means privately sponsored refugees.

Even Today, Refugees in Canada Seek Sanctuary in Churches

Bernie Farber | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada
Bernie Farber

How is it possible that in Canada in 2013 "sanctuary," a medieval concept of Church protection, is still necessary? Across this country, here and there, in Vancouver, Regina,Toronto, Montreal and other places, people are living in churches.

How Ottawa Encourages Human Smuggling

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - A new Harvard Law School study paints a scathing portrait of Canada as a country that's increasingly slamming its doors on asylum-seekers and...

Tories Considered Limiting Refugees With Health Problems: Docs

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The federal government has examined setting limits on the number of refugees that Canada takes in with health problems, such as trauma from...

UN: Highest Number Of Refugees Since 1994

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Refugee numbers around the world are at their highest level since 1994, the United Nations refugee agency reported Tuesday in a sobering look...

Good News: Family With Expired Visas Allowed To Stay In Canada

CBC | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Impact

Canada's immigration minister will allow a Moroccan family to stay in the country despite their visas being revoked a day before arriving in Montreal....

Our Refugees Need Help, Not Neglect

CAMH | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Impact

Recently, Ottawa introduced Bill C-31, the Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act, and announced it was going to cut temporary health and mental health care to certain categories of refugees. The result was an outcry of support for people who have left everything they own to flee persecution, rape, torture and violence in their home country. Eliminating important supports and services from refugees is nothing short of inhumane. We're speaking out because the issue speaks to the heart of our purpose. We Care.

Ottawa Could Detain Roma Refugees: Report

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The federal government is prepared to consider detaining Roma refugee claimants unless recent amendments to the refugee system are successfu...

Despite Cuts, Most Refugees Will Receive 'First Rate' Health Care

CBC | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada Politics

The vast majority of refugees in Canada will continue to receive "comprehensive, first rate" health care, despite cuts to the interim fed...

'Black Eye' Refugee Bill Passes Final House Hurdle

CBC | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Politics

The government's controversial bill that further reforms Canada's refugee system passed a third reading Monday night in the House of Comm...