News

B.C. shortchanged in federal transfer payments for immigrants

April 16, 2015

By Peter O’Neil, Vancouver Sun | OTTAWA — The vast gap between the size of federal government transfer payments to Quebec and to B.C. for immigrant integration services has widened significantly since a 2012 internal review suggested that the ever-increasing payments to Quebec weren’t sustainable, according to newly-released federal figures. Around the time of the review, B.C. received roughly $3,000 for every permanent resident accepted in the province, compared to...

Read More

Immigrant parents might be at greater risk of stillborn births, Ontario study suggests

April 14, 2015

By Jennifer Yang, Inside Belleville | Nearly three million babies are born every year without any signs of life, a phenomenon that remains poorly understood by medical science. But a new study by Ontario researchers suggests that some parents who are immigrants might be at greater risk of having a stillborn birth. The paper, published Tuesday by the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, found a “significantly higher risk of...

Read More

Program fail? Where are the applications for the investor immigration stream?

April 13, 2015

By Canadian Immigrant | On Jan. 28, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) launched the replacement to the federal investor immigration program, called the immigrant investor venture capital pilot program. CIC was apparently so confident about demand for the new program that it announced that it would only accept applications to the new program for two weeks, or until a maximum of 500 applications were received, whichever came first. It...

Read More

Employment minister releases report on newcomer integration

April 13, 2015

By Canadian Immigrant | Minister of Employment and Social Development Pierre Poilievre released a report today outlining new and better ways to integrate immigrants into the Canadian workforce. The minister shared highlights from the report, authored by the Panel on Employment Challenges of New Canadians, during his speech at the Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Immigration Summit 2015, which kicked off in Ottawa today. The panel, which was chaired by...

Read More

RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards

April 13, 2015

By CBC News | The Top 75 finalists have been announced. Vote now and read more about the Awards Gala. CBC is proud to be a media sponsor of the 7th annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards. This is a peoples’ choice award that recognizes inspirational immigrants who have come to Canada, achieved success and made a positive difference living here. Over 650 entries were received. Read about the...

Read More

Canada faces dramatic drop in citizenship, prompting concerns about disengaged immigrants

April 11, 2015

By Nicholas Keung, Brampton Guardian | The percentage of immigrants who become citizens has been dropping dramatically in recent years — from 79 per cent to 26 per cent among people who arrived between 2000 and 2008. Sounding the alarm is former citizenship director-general Andrew Griffith, who suggests that recent reforms which raised barriers to becoming a citizen could lead to immigrants’ widespread disengagement from Canadian public life and identity....

Read More