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Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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Indian migrant arrested near U.S. border last year accused of using fake documents to apply to Ontario college

Caitlyn Gowriluk, Karen Pauls · CBC News · Posted: Jan 24, 2023

An Indian citizen who was part of the same group of migrants as a family that froze to death near the United States border in Manitoba last year has been accused of forgery in his home country, after allegedly using fake documents to apply to study in Canada.

‘Backwards immigration process’ creating red tape for future N.S. doctors, medical resident says

By Alicia Draus & Alex Cooke Global News January 23, 2023

A medical resident who came to Nova Scotia as an international student says the province is losing out on good doctors due to immigration challenges.

For the past several years, a handful of international students have attended medical school at Dalhousie University, but due to immigration requirements some have left the province to complete their residency program.

Canada should fly vulnerable Afghans directly here, do checks after: advocate

Rachel Gilmore Global News January 22, 2023

Afghans who are facing immediate, high risks from the Taliban should be brought straight into Canada now, an advocate says.

Canada can worry about identification checks, such as fingerprinting, afterwards, Tim Laidler of the Veterans Transition Network told host Mercedes Stephenson in an interview for The West Block.

Some Trans People Are Preparing to Flee the US and Seek Asylum Abroad

Anya Zoledziowski Vice January 10, 2023

Rynn Azerial Willgohs, a 50-year-old transgender woman, has been rapidly researching ways to flee the United States. She’s from the U.S., but with physical attacks against transgender and nonbinary people on the rise and lawmakers targeting transgender people with increasingly draconian legislation that criminalizes their very existence, Willgohs is worried. 

Ukrainian refugee finds hope and new opportunity through Ottawa Mission program

CTV News Dave Charbonneau Thursday, January 12th 2023

The Food Services Training Program at the Ottawa Mission is a free program that gives the most vulnerable a chance to turn their lives around.

The program is helping one Ukrainian refugee start a new life in a new country.

Tetiana Kitsynenko is a Ukrainian refugee who has just graduated from the Chef Ric's Food Services Training Program at the Ottawa Mission. 

Alberta will no longer hold federal immigration detainees in provincial jails

Paige Parsons · The Canadian Press · Posted: Jan 18, 2023

The Alberta government has announced a deadline for ending an agreement to hold federal immigration detainees in provincial jails.

The province says that written notice has been given to the federal government to end the agreement with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The agreement entailed use of provincial correctional centres to house people being detained on immigration matters.