Immigration: Let’s not forget about the Canadian citizens of tomorrow

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 09:00:39 +0000

Canada operates the most innovative and adaptable immigration system in the world. It has always come up with unique ways to achieve its immigration goals and solve problems. For example, upon its Confederation in 1867, Canada sought to welcome high levels of immigration to build the country. It failed in this regard for several decades […]

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Canada to relax medical inadmissibility rules

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 09:00:57 +0000

Canada is making a 2018 pilot into a permanent policy, relaxing the restrictions on certain foreign nationals with disabilities from getting permanent residence. The federal government announced its plan to permanently change medical inadmissibility rules in the Canada Gazette on March 16. Under the old rules, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) could deny entry […]

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Health minister says it is not the time for travel as Canada enters third wave

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 14:28:52 +0000

Canada’s travel restrictions are set to expire on April 21, but with the third wave of coronavirus, it seems like they could be rolled over for another 30 days or more. Health Minister Patty Hajdu told reporters, “Now is not the time to consider international travel.” The health minister did not say when the border […]

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David’s Blog| A Call for Compassion and Clarity for COPRs

Credit to Author: David Cohen| Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2021 15:49:34 +0000

With vaccine development and distribution ramping up in much of the world – including Canada – there are glimpses of light at the end of the tunnel that has been the coronavirus pandemic. And a long tunnel it has been, upending life as we once knew it with unprecedented and massive challenges that affect newcomers, including but not limited […]

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Express Entry Q1 2021 report: Canada smashes record as it eyes 401,000 immigration goal

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2021 09:00:58 +0000

Canada issued invitations to 44,124 immigration candidates in the first quarter of 2021, by far the most it has issued in a quarter since Express Entry was launched in 2015. Express Entry is the main way that Canada welcomes economic class immigrants. It is a two step process. In step one, candidates must meet the […]

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Journalist, allegedly fleeing the Taliban, gets a second chance at a Canadian refugee claim

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2021 09:00:09 +0000

Ahmad Q. Barekzai is an Afghan national and a journalist. He came to Canada claiming persecution in his country of origin due to having written an article strongly critical of the Taliban. Barekzai alleged he was the target of both violent threats and attempted kidnapping. The Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) rejected this claim. He […]

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Canadian permanent resident deported due to serious criminality after serving sentence

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2021 09:00:50 +0000

The case of Adina Harms-Barbour illustrates the enormous consequences criminal conduct can have on a permanent resident’s status in Canada, even if they have lived here for most of their lives. Harms-Barbour is a German citizen, who came to Canada as a permanent resident in 1975 at the age of seven. For whatever reason, she […]

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Immigrate to Canada as a French speaker

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2021 09:00:10 +0000

For several years, the Government of Canada has been stepping up its efforts to attract Francophone immigrants to communities outside Quebec. These efforts are driven by declines in francophone populations across the country and the importance of ensuring their survival and reversing a trend that is threatening the very fabric of Canada’s linguistic duality—consisting of […]

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Immigrer au Canada en tant que francophone

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2021 08:58:42 +0000

Depuis plusieurs années, le gouvernement du Canada intensifie ses efforts pour attirer des immigrants francophones dans les communautés hors Québec. Ces efforts sont motivés par le déclin des populations francophones à travers le pays et par l’importance d’assurer leur survie et de renverser une tendance qui menace le tissu même de la dualité linguistique au […]

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One year later: How the pandemic is affecting Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 09:00:51 +0000

Days after Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced plans to increase immigration in 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the world that the Canadian border would be closed on March 18— one year ago today— as a public safety measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Initially, the border was just supposed to be closed until […]

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