Category: Immigration

Minister Hussen dissapointed that majority of Canadians think immigration should be limited

Majority of Canadians think immigration should be limited: poll By Teresa Wright The Canadian Press Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen responds to the 2019 Spring Reports of the Auditor General in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick   New polling numbers suggest a majority of Canadians believe the […]

Cut-off score decreases by three points in new Express Entry draw3,350 Express Entry candidates invited to apply in June 26 draw

June 26, 2019 By Stephen Smith, Bella Siddiq And Noah Turner 3.4kShares The Government of Canada invited 3,350 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a new draw held June 26.  The cut-off score in today’s draw was 462, which is three points lower than the previous draw held June 12. This was the second consecutive draw to […]

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 […]