Canada’s Prime Minister creates task force to address immigration delays

June 27, 2022

By CIC News | Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that a new task force has been created to address unprecedented delays in government services such as passports, airports, and immigration application processing. The task force, made up of a large group of federal ministers, will seek to identify major gaps in these services and will also be reviewing service delivery and making recommendations for how these factors can...

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How immigrants can learn more about Indigenous people in Canada

June 27, 2022

By CIC News June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, an occasion to celebrate Indigenous people and cultures in Canada. Although immigrants oftentimes come to Canada not knowing much about Indigenous people, a recent Environics Institute survey suggests that immigrants generally want to support them, and one of the ways to do so is through learning. Since white European settlers colonized the land we now know as North America, negative narratives of...

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Canada sees record-high job vacancies in the first quarter of 2022

June 27, 2022

By CIC News | Job vacancies in Canada climbed to 957,500 in the first quarter, the highest quarterly number on record according to Statistics Canada. The number of job vacancies has spiked by more than 72% representing about 401,900 positions compared to the first quarter of 2020. Job vacancies in Q1 2022 surpassed the previous record high numbers recorded in Q4 2021 by nearly 3%, representing 24,900 more vacant positions. The...

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Premier’s statement on Canadian Multiculturalism Day

June 27, 2022

By BC Gov News | Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement marking Canadian Multiculturalism Day: “Today, we celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day, an opportunity to reflect on our shared work to create a British Columbia that is a welcoming place for everyone. “Indigenous Peoples have called this land home since time immemorial. For more than a century and a half, people from around the world have come to British...

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Canada to increase super visa length of stay for parents and grandparents to 5 years

June 24, 2022

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | On June 7, 2022, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced enhancements to Canada’s super visa program that will allow super visa holders to stay for a longer period of time. According to the announcement from the government of Canada, the changes which come into force on July 4, 2022, will: increase the length of stay for super visa holders to 5 years per entry into Canada. People...

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From Afghanistan to Fraser Lake: The mechanics of a refugee

June 23, 2022

By Vancouver Island Free Daily | In 2001, Mahdi Taheri was an 11-year-old Afghan refugee living in Iran. If you asked him then, he probably wouldn’t have predicted that he would end up owning his own business in Fraser Lake, B.C. But thanks to some small-town networking and support from his family, that is exactly what happened. Less than 70 days after arriving in Canada on March 24, Taheri has...

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