Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.
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Of more than 2M temporary and permanent residence applications, nearly 1M are from India
Pratyush Dayal · CBC News · Posted: Jul 28, 2022
Abdulsalam Dakouri has been trying to bring his brother, a Syrian refugee, and his family in Iraq to Saskatoon for the past four years, but waiting for their application to make its way through Canada's backed-up immigration system has left him dejected.
Canada’s over-65 population is not small. In 2020 it was more than 18 per cent and within eight years is expected to reach 23 per cent. Clearly, current policies are not addressing the impact this will have on labour markets, or on the cost of social services.
Author of the article: Mustafa Bahran
Publishing date:Jul 26, 2022 • 4 hours ago
Darren Major · CBC News · Posted: Jul 21, 2022 12:36 PM ET | Last Updated: July 21
An Afghan refugee holds a small Canadian flag at the St. John's International Airport, on Oct. 26, 2021. (Ritche Perez/Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
The Conservative Party and Afghan refugee advocates are calling on the federal government to expand the special immigration program meant to prioritize former employees of the Armed Forces or the Canadian government and their families.
In letter to Ottawa, 4 provinces say they can choose newcomers with 'greatest chance of success'
Jess Chin · CBC News · Posted: Jul 27, 2022 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: 7 hours ago
Citing a nationwide labour shortage, several provincial immigration ministers say they want more control over the immigration process, and have sent a letter to their federal counterpart calling for change.
Rural municipalities expressing concerns that Ukrainian immigrants are delayed in getting work permits
John Cairns - about 20 hours ago
REGINA - The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities is expressing concern that Ukrainian immigrants to Canada are encountering significant red tape in trying to obtain jobs.
Colin Butler · CBC News · Posted: Jul 19, 2022 5:34 PM ET
Air Transat says it is "deeply sorry" after airline agents wrongfully denied a Ukrainian couple fleeing the Russian invasion a flight to Canada, leading to their deportation from Greece.
Oksana Korolova and Leonid Korolev are Ukrainian citizens with Canadian visas who were supposed to come to Canada on an Air Transat flight Monday from Athens to Toronto.
By Ashley Field Global News
Posted July 20, 2022 11:42 am
When it comes to Canada’s workforce, it’s not always an equal playing field, but one local social media marking software company is doing its part to level it.
Making sure all employees feel at home at Dash Hudson is a priority, said Jill Hennigar, the company’s vice president of operations.
There are now 2.7 million people waiting for Ottawa to process their immigration application
Author of the article:Tristin Hopper
Publishing date:Jul 21, 2022 • 2 hours ago • 4 minute read
Amid history-making line-ups at Canadian airports and passport offices, an absolutely crushing backlog at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is putting them all to shame.
By Fawziah Rabiah-Mohammed, Abe Oudshoorn Cindy Brown, Luc Theriault Wed., July 20, 2022 4 min. Read
The relationship between newcomers and the Canadian economy involves three key pillars: job availability, a sufficient population of working age and affordable housing. All three pillars must be supported by the government — if one is missing, the entire system collapses.