Canada, more than 160 other countries adopt UN migration pact

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:14:10 +0000

Canada joined more than 160 United Nations member states in adopting a new negotiated agreement on international migration Monday.  The non-binding United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration sets out 23 objectives for improving international cooperation on all forms of migration, from refugees to skilled workers. While underscoring the need to address […]

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Canada, more than 160 countries adopt UN migration pact

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:14:10 +0000

Canada joined more than 160 United Nations member states in adopting a new negotiated agreement on international migration Monday.  The non-binding United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration sets out 23 objectives for improving international cooperation on all forms of migration, from refugees to skilled workers. While underscoring the need to address […]

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New pilot program to help visible minority newcomer women

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:32:46 +0000

IRCC to support racialized newcomer women overcome barriers to employment Visible minority newcomer women have the lowest median annual income of all newcomer groups at $26,624. They are also more likely to be unemployed, according to data from the 2016 Census. Visible minority newcomer women can face many barriers to employment, prompting the launch of […]

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IRCC says revised citizenship rules are resulting in more new Canadians


The number of people receiving Canadian citizenship is on the rise thanks to revised rules that have made it easier to obtain, the Government of Canada says.  By the end of this month, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says an estimated 152,000 people will have received Canadian citizenship since changes were introduced that reduced […]

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Cannabis Act stricter driving rules can impact immigrants

With the legalization of marijuana comes stricter driving laws, which could have an impact on immigrants and visitors The possession of marijuana for personal use has been legalized in Canada. But, along with that, there are new laws on transportation-related offences that could impact visitors and immigrants in Canada. On June 21, 2018, Bill C-46, the […]

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Immigration Canada to expand biometrics program

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is expanding its biometrics program for more effective screening, and to facilitate application processing and travel. Canada currently collects biometrics from in-Canada refugee claimants and overseas refugee resettlement applicants, individuals ordered removed from the country and individuals from 30 foreign nationalities applying for a temporary resident visa, work permit or […]

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