Refugee influx: 5 things to know about illegal border crossings into Canada

February 26, 2017

By CBC News | Why are people illegally crossing the border into Canada? The promised travel ban and immigration crackdown by U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be prompting many to head north. This week the UN refugee agency’s representative in Canada, Jean-Nicolas Beuze, visited the crossing at Lacolle, Que., to observe the process and speak with asylum seekers. In an interview on CBC News Network’s Power & Politics, he...

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Website problems with popular immigration program a ‘disaster,’ foreign student says

February 25, 2017

By Lorenda Reddekopp, CBC News | For most people, getting an error message when trying to log on to a website is just annoying. But some international graduate students in Ontario worry it could ruin their chances of immigrating to Canada. The students are in the process of applying for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), a partnership between the Ontario and federal governments that grants permanent residence to successful...

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3 steps the government must take to regain control of immigration

February 25, 2017

By CBC News | The daily influx of refugee claimants arriving from the United States over the past month has thrown our country’s immigration policy into disarray. In a country that carefully assigns target numbers for different types of immigrants, the constant influx of refugee claimants could throw our immigration objectives out of whack. It is time for the Canadian government to take back control of our immigration policy in...

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Hundreds of Canadian children held in immigration detention, report shows

February 23, 2017

By Joe Friesen, Globe and Mail | More than 200 Canadian children have been held in immigration detention in recent years, according to a new report from the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program. Between 2011 and 2015, 241 Canadian children were held at the Toronto Immigration Holding Centre alone, according to the report. Normally Canadian citizens cannot be subject to detention under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act....

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Opinion: We must commit to connecting refugees to jobs

February 23, 2017

By Kelly Pollack, Vancouver Sun | Six in ten Canadians approve of the way the government has been handling the resettlement of refugees, with B.C. and Atlantic Canada tied for being the most welcoming provinces to refugees — according to a new Angus Reid poll. And Canada continues to be looked upon as a beacon of hope and an example for the rest of the world in the face of...

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Saskatchewan Express Entry Opens and Closes for Third Time in Five Months

February 16, 2017

By Canada Immigration Newsletter | The province of Saskatchewan continues to offer Express Entry candidates for immigration to Canada the opportunity to submit an application to its International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). Earlier this week, on February 14, this first-come, first-served sub-category opened for 500 new applications. The expected rush to submit an application ensured that the intake was reached by...

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