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New language and residency rules for Canadian citizenship kick in next week

October 4, 2017

By Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star | Shorter residency requirement and new age requirements for language and knowledge tests will soon take effect in the revamped citizenship system. Starting Oct. 11, permanent residents will be eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship if they have lived in the country for three out of the previous five years. Also, applicants over 55 years of age are once again exempt from the language and...

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Skilled immigrants face tough job market

October 3, 2017

By Patrick Blennerhassett, Business In Vancouver | Lack of Canadian experience and other barriers bar easy entry When Preeti Hiro came to Canada from India in November 2014, she already had a bachelor’s degree in commerce and a master of business administration and was a published author in the field of strategic financial management. Hiro also had an impressive resumé from back home in Chandigarh, which included working as an...

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450,000 immigrants a year? Canada could do it, report suggests

October 3, 2017

By Erica Alini, Globe and News | How many newcomers should Canada let in next year? We’re about to find out. Ottawa is set to announce the country’s 2018 immigration target by Nov. 1. The federal government has already upped Canada’s immigrant intake to 300,000 annually, but could it – and should it – go even further? That’s the question at the heart of a new report by the Conference...

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Study finds differences in end-of-life care for recent immigrants in Canada

October 2, 2017

By Eurek Alert | Among deceased in Ontario, Canada, recent immigrants were significantly more likely to receive aggressive care and to die in an intensive care unit compared with other residents, according to a study published by JAMA. The study is being released to coincide with its presentation at the Critical Care Canada Forum. Preliminary evidence suggests that some immigrants may face cultural and logistical challenges in end-of-life care due...

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How to debate immigration without distorting facts and foes

October 1, 2017

By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun | Canada is one of the few advanced countries that can’t seem to hold an authentic public discussion about immigration policy. Canadian boosters of high immigration and those who oppose it are mutually contemptuous. Their verbal boxing matches are dominated by sloganeering and name-calling. If Ottawa is ever going to take seriously public opinion to fine-tune its immigration policies, the combatants need to follow a...

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Counter-protestors outflank anti-immigration marchers in Niagara Falls

September 30, 2017

By Richard Hutton Niagara This Week | Numbers weren’t on the side of participants who had planned to take part in an anti-immigration rally in the city Saturday, one of several staged across Canada by Quebec-based Storm Alliance. A group of five or six men marched down Falls Avenue only to be met by a loud group of well more than 100 counter-protesters, some who had been bused in from...

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