Canada to welcome hundreds of refugees from Libya

Canada to welcome hundreds of refugees from Libya By Mark Tutton, CNN Updated 12:32 PM ET, Fri February 8, 2019 https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/08/world/canada-libya-refugees/index.html Inside the Triq Al-Sikka Detention Center in Tripoli, Libya, in 2017. (CNN)Canada has announced it will take in 750 refugees from Libya, some rescued from migrant detention centers. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said in […]

Ottawa begins fast-tracking asylum claims from selected countries

0 °C  | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2019 SUBSCRIPTION| SIGN IN Ottawa begins fast-tracking asylum claims from selected countries The Immigration and Refugee Board now fast-tracks “less complex” asylum claims by reviewing evidence without a full hearing as backlog climbs to 74,000 cases with wait times of up to 24 months. NEWS 06:56 PM Nicholas Keung Toronto Star A group of irregular […]

Canada: Federal Program – rural and northern immigration pilot

Canada: Federal Program – Rural And Northern Immigration Pilot Last Updated: January 31 2019 Article by Jennifer McRae Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP Your LinkedIn Connections at Firm On January 24, 2019 Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) launched a new pilot program called the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (the “RNIP”). The RNIP is a community driven program […]

Parents and Grandparents sponsorship: The Super Visa option

Parents and Grandparents sponsorship: The Super Visa option Super Visas are good for 10 years and allow eligible parents and grandparents to stay for up to 2 years at a time January 30, 2019 By CIC News 419 Shares https://www.cicnews.com/2019/01/parents-and-grandparents-sponsorship-the-super-visa-option-0111823.html#gs.YeNA1eeD The latest expression of interest period of Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program on January 28 saw more than […]

Canada: DUI offences and Canadian immigration

Canada: DUI Offences And Canadian Immigration Last Updated: January 31 2019 Article by Daniel C. Lee Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP Your LinkedIn Connections at Firm http://www.mondaq.com/canada/x/776832/work+visas/DUI+Offences+and+Canadian+Immigration There has been a change to how DUI offences are classified in Canada, further preventing entry into Canada of US individuals with DUI convictions. In the past, foreign workers from […]

Canada launches new fast-track system for processing refugee claims

Canada launches new fast-track system for processing refugee claims By Brian Hill Online Writer & Researcher, Investigative  Global News https://globalnews.ca/news/4912186/canada-launches-fast-track-system-for-processing-refugee-claims/ NEWS: SAUDI TEEN DELIVERS PUBLIC STATEMENT AFTER ARRIVAL IN CANADAX Rahaf Mohammed, the young Saudi woman who was granted asylum in Canada, spoke to the media about settling in her new home. But the story of another […]

Conservative MP invokes Marrisa Shen’s murder in call for immigration screening review

Conservative MP invokes Marrisa Shen’s murder in call for immigration screening review Michelle Rempel made the announcement in Burnaby South with her party’s byelection candidate Kelvin Gawley / Burnaby Now JANUARY 20, 2019 11:55 AM MP Michelle Rempel speaks at a press conference in Burnaby South alongside Burnaby South Conservative candidate Jay Shin (left) and MP […]

Tory leader Scheer promises more autonomy for Quebec on immigration

Tory leader Scheer promises more autonomy for Quebec on immigration Scheer makes election pitch to Quebec https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/tory-leader-scheer-promises-more-autonomy-for-quebec-on-immigration-1.4262397 Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press Published Monday, January 21, 2019 1:33PM EST  Last Updated Monday, January 21, 2019 5:02PM EST MONTREAL — Quebec will be given more autonomy over immigration if the federal Conservatives win October’s election, party […]