Canadian Immigration News

  • Foreign students claim they were misled about chances of staying in Canada 08 Nov 2017 03:59 CBC Dozens of foreign students claim they were misled about the chance to extend their stays in Canada, and are now struggling with looming deadlines for when they could be forced to leave the country. Migrante Alberta, an immigrant advocacy group, says about …
  • How long can I live abroad for? All about visas for Brits wanting to go overseas 12 Sep 2017 11:51 Metro Cafe (Picture: Getty) The thought of getting on a crowded train each morning and sitting in an office, watching the rain pour down outside, may be enough to make some Brits want to jump ship and live abroad. Whether it’s sunny Australia or the stunning …
  • Canada’s newest citizens share moving stories as they are welcomed to the country 23 Jun 2017 12:36 Metro Cafe Citizenship ceremonies were held across Canada last month to welcome people from different backgrounds into their new lives as Canadian citizens. Virgin Media customers advised to change passwords immediately due to hack threat Ninety people from 23 …
  • New citizens start lives in Canada as country seeks immigrants 22 Jun 2017 14:31 The Malaysian Star CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - At citizenship ceremonies across the country, new Canadians began a fresh chapter in their lives last month in a land they chose for what they saw as its diversity, safety and opportunity. "There’s lots of …
  • WIDER IMAGE-New citizens start lives in Canada as country seeks immigrants 22 Jun 2017 14:08 Reuters * reut.rs/2smNC2FBy Ethan Lou CALGARY, Alberta, June 22 At citizenship ceremonies across the country, new Canadians began a fresh chapter in their lives last month in a land they chose for what they saw as its diversity, safety and opportunity. " …
  • Rick Peterson 'Ain't Flipping Around' When He Says He'll Win Tory Leadership 14 Mar 2017 22:08 Huffington Post Rick Peterson pronounces the words filet mignon the way they are meant to sound. It’s late afternoon on a Monday in early March and the Conservative leadership hopeful is hungry. “We’re on Vancouver time right now,” he says with a hearty laugh while …
  • Closure of Alberta town’s immigration centre would be economic blow, study finds 15 Feb 2017 17:22 The Star The union representing workers at the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Case Processing Centre in Vegreville met with Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen on Monday. The centre is set to be moved from Vegreville to Edmonton, a …
  • Alberta town's study says closure of federal centre would be a major blow 15 Feb 2017 08:01 Canada VEGREVILLE, Alta. - A study commissioned by a town in eastern Alberta suggests the closure of a federal immigration processing centre would be economically devastating. Vegreville would suffer a permanent drop in population, lower property values and …
  • Vegreville could lose 420 residents if immigration centre closes, report says 15 Feb 2017 00:56 CBC Closing one of Vegreville's largest employers would mean not only 236 lost jobs for the town but also have major impacts on the town's social fabric, a new report shows. A socio-economic report prepared by Nichols Applied Management Inc. for the …
  • Alberta MP takes over McCallum testimony to air concerns over federal office closure 07 Dec 2016 00:57 CBC Immigration Minister John McCallum appeared before a House of Commons committee Tuesday to answer questions on Canada's plan to bring in 300,000 immigrants and refugees next year, but his time was cut short by a Conservative MP whose Alberta riding …
  • Canada to welcome more skilled workers, immigrant families in 2017 01 Nov 2016 02:50 CBC The Liberal government is boosting the base number of immigrants allowed into Canada next year to 300,000, to help drive economic growth as the country grapples with an aging demographic. Speaking to reporters after tabling his annual report in Parliament …
  • Canada to open door to more skilled workers, immigrant families in 2017 31 Oct 2016 23:25 CBC The Liberal government is boosting the base number of immigrants allowed into Canada next year to 300,000, to help drive economic growth as the country grapples with an aging demographic. Speaking to reporters after tabling his annual report in Parliament …
  • Canada faces big questions about the future of immigration 14 Sep 2016 06:34 Calgary Herald Canada’s immigration policy is at a crossroads. As other countries turn away refugees or have divisive debates on limiting newcomers, Canadians will welcome as many as 300,000 immigrants to the country this year, up from a cap of 285,000 in 2015.  …
  • Food talent a hot commodity for immigration to Canada in 2015 05 Apr 2016 06:49 The Star Canada’s new economic immigration selection system has lived up to its “just-in-time” billing by processing most applications from start to finish within the government’s target of six months. According to the one-year report card on the Express Entry …
  • The full document 22 Mar 2016 22:00 National Post Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government released its first budget Tuesday. Here’s a look at what’s in it: For more details, visit budget.gc.ca. Text of Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s budget speech, which he delivered in the House of Commons Tuesday: Mr. …
  • Text of Finance Minister Bill Morneau's budget speech 22 Mar 2016 20:52 The Chronicle Herald OTTAWA — Text of the federal budget speech given by Finance Minister Bill Morneau in the House of Commons Tuesday: Mr. Speaker, Today, we begin to restore hope for the middle class. Today, we begin to revitalize the economy. Today, we begin a long-term …
  • Express entry review to ease path to permanent residency for foreign students 16 Mar 2016 01:59 CBC The Liberal government is looking to ease some rules to make it easier for international students who have been "shortchanged" by express entry to obtain permanent residency, says Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum. …
  • How one Canadian city responded to the Syrian crisis 07 Mar 2016 18:23 CNN.com First on today's "to do" list: a crisp white shirt and clip-on tie for her son Mohammed. She wants him to look smart for the moment she has dreamed about for so long. But Mohammed is 6 and has other ideas. He's drawn like a magnet to the …
  • 'What if this were my family?' 07 Mar 2016 15:40 CNN First on today's "to do" list: a crisp white shirt and clip-on tie for her son Mohammed. She wants him to look smart for the moment she has dreamed about for so long. But Mohammed is 6 and has other ideas. He's drawn like a magnet to the …
  • How the Syrian crisis came home to small town Canada 07 Mar 2016 13:37 KITV Honolulu's Channel 4 By Moni Basu CNN LETHBRIDGE, Canada (CNN) -- Muna Ali adjusts the hijab covering her wavy brown locks as she pushes a cart at the Walmart Supercenter. The big day is almost here and all at once, time is racing and standing still. First on today's …