Online Network to Connect Refugees and Canadian Employers

May 22nd, 2017|Canada|

By: Valerie Johnston | Photo: Sangeeta Subramanian In February 2017, the Immigrant Employment Council of British Columbia announced a new website dedicated to helping new refugees network with Canadian employers and industry professionals. The website aims to remove some of the most common obstacles between refugees and job hunting – such as how to find a job [...]

Global Talent Stream Set to Boost Canada’s Labour Force

May 8th, 2017|Canada|

By: Valerie Johnston In just over a month, Canada is set to roll out a new immigration policy called Global Talent Stream, designed to help tech sector employers find highly skilled workers all over the world and get them to Canada faster. Previously, even the express entry program designed in 2015 required applicants to wait [...]

Canada: The New Land of Opportunity?

May 4th, 2017|USA, Canada|

By: Valerie Johnston With the U.S. cracking down on immigration during President Trump’s first 100 days in office, a new light is being shed on the country’s neighbor to the north. Canada has long been an immigration-friendly nation, with more than 800,000 immigrants being recruited for the jobs market in just the past five years [...]

Sponsored Refugees to Canada Satisfied but Illegal Practices Exist

May 2nd, 2017|Canada|

By: Valerie Johnston Canada’s immigration sponsorship policies are by and large very welcoming, according to research surveys conducted by the CIC. During the course of 2016, immigrants from Syria and other areas around the world were asked about their experiences coming to Canada. While there were some shocking – and illegal – practices brought to [...]

Family-based Immigration More Prevalent in U.S. compared to Canada and Australia

April 18th, 2017|USA, Canada, Australia|

By: Vivian Balkaron OECD data shows that the US admits around four times the number of immigrants than Australia and Canada, though because this number represents a smaller percentage of the overall population (0.3% to Australia and Canada’s 1.1% and 0.7% respectively) the US is ultimately more ‘closed’ to immigration. Figures show that immigration policy [...]

Migrant Detention in Canada: Some Languish in Maximum Security Jails

April 12th, 2017|Canada|

By: Vivian Balkaron A recent investigation highlights that Canada often places it's difficult-to-deport migrants in maximum security jails indefinitely as a result of their lack of policy for maximum detention length. The Canadian government, despite advice to the contrary given by the United Nations Human Rights Committee, have been disinclined to alter the policy for [...]

Trudeau Struggling to Keep Public Favor in Face of Illegal Immigration

April 7th, 2017|Canada|

By: Valerie Johnston Illegal immigration across the U.S. to Canada border continues to rise as U.S. President Trump forces new legislation that could begin deporting certain residents of the country. African and Middle Eastern immigrants, among others, have begun crossing the Canadian border in hopes of finding asylum – but the reception from the Canadian [...]

Migrant Workers in Canada Get a Boost Towards Residency

April 7th, 2017|Canada|

By: Valerie Johnston In the first study to ever examine how temporary workers benefit from Canada’s immigration system, Statistics Canada recently revealed that 21% of all migrant workers become permanent residents – which is more than twice the rate from just 20 years ago. In fact, migrant workers in the 1990s had only a 9% [...]

Study Finds Alarming Number of Detained Children of Immigrants

April 5th, 2017|Canada|

By: Valerie Johnston Between the years of 2011 and 2015, an average of 48 children per year were detained in immigration detention centres in Toronto. The children were Canadian-born citizens, whose immigrant parents were detained due to illegal or questionable status in the country. The children, rather than being separated from their parents, were placed in [...]