Free replacement of travel and immigration documents for flood-affected British Columbia residents

December 18, 2021

By News Wire | Canadians everywhere have been watching with worry as the people of British Columbia keep facing extreme climatic events like catastrophic floods and landslides. While the loss of human lives is the most concerning, we’ve also come to realize that people directly affected may need to replace vital lost or destroyed documents, including travel, citizenship and immigration documents. To support those who suffered from the floods, the Honourable Sean...

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Trudeau unveils Canada’s new immigration system priorities

December 18, 2021

By CIC News | Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has just revealed the new mandate letters he has submitted to his cabinet. In Canada, the Prime Minister issues mandate letters outlining the priorities they expect their ministers to pursue during the federal government’s time in power. A summary of Canada’s new immigration priorities The new immigration mandate letter reveals priorities such as: Application processing: Trudeau calls on Fraser to “Reduce application processing times,...

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Canada’s immigration levels hit record high, population growth returns to normal

December 18, 2021

By Daily Hive | Newly released data this week by Statistics Canada shows immigration reached a record high for the third quarter of 2021. The country saw 122,748 immigrants over the three-month period from July to September, making it the highest immigration levels for any quarter since 1946, and more than three times higher than the third quarter of 2020 when 40,116 immigrants were recorded. But according to statisticians, the...

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U.S. researcher shows how Syrian refugees settling in Vancouver adapt

December 18, 2021

By Vancouver Sun | When refugees first arrive in Canada, as more than 25,000 Syrians did over the past six years, it is just the start of a long journey to fit in, according to a U.S. researcher who studied Vancouver’s 2,600 Syrian immigrants. “The Syrians’ arrival in Canada suggests that their troubles have ended. However, resettled refugees may struggle to adapt, occupying the edges of an unfamiliar society,” said...

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Difficulties accessing health care services during the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada: examining the intersectionality between immigrant status and visible minority status

December 17, 2021

By DOC Wire News | Difficulties accessing health care services can result in delaying in seeking and obtaining treatment. Although these difficulties are disproportionately experienced among vulnerable groups, we know very little about how the intersectionality of realities experienced by immigrants and visible minorities can impact their access to health care services since the pandemic. METHODS: Using Statistics Canada’s Crowdsourcing Data: Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians-Experiences of Discrimination, we combine...

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How does discrimination happen in Hamilton and can it be prevented? New survey results offer answers

December 16, 2021

By CBC News | Applying for a job, riding on public transit or just walking down a sidewalk are some of the most common settings where discrimination happens in Hamilton, according to results from a recent survey. A report published this fall by the Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council (HIPC) offers a glimpse into how discrimination unfolds in the city, who is targeted most often, how it impacts victims and some steps Hamilton can take to...

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