Whether or not you think it’s time for Canada to push for peace in Ukraine, it’s definitely time to clarify the aims, benefits and limits of its responses.
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The report, titled A Window of Opportunity was led by the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin, in partnership with Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership and Waterloo Region Immigration Partnership. It looked at the shifts in skills and workforce demands in the area.
A northern research report has found that while the main immigration stream used by permanent residents in Northern Ontario’s five largest cities is economic, the jobs the newcomers have applied to fill don’t quite align with labour market vacancy rates.
May 30, 2022 By Adam Zivo In Magaine
A Ukrainian family forced to immigrate to Canada in late May is desperately searching for housing in Toronto as their free hotel accommodations are set to end Friday.
The current government funding model for settlement agencies in rural Canada — which is based on the number of clients served per region — is a barrier to providing adequate services that could mitigate the isolation newcomer youth experience, advocates say.
Nicholas Keung The Star Mon., May 30, 2022
Nataliia Morozova has a lot on her mind.
First and foremost, the safety of her husband and other family members who are still in Ukraine, as Morozova and her daughter try to get by in Canada.
Then, there’s money.
Janice Dickson, The Globe and Mail, May 23 2022
When Saeeq Shajjan, the founder and managing partner of the Kabul law firm Shajjan & Associates, fled Afghanistan and made it safely to Toronto in early September, he thought his colleagues would not be far behind.
Almost nine months later, Mr. Shajjan says his former co-workers are becoming increasingly anxious at the prospect of being abandoned, with no clear path to Canada.
While the federal and provincial governments sign agreements to reduce childcare costs by the end of the year, immigrants with precarious status will likely continue being denied subsidies, says one expert, which ultimately will negatively impact their children.
Canada’s immigration minister pledged to reduce backlogs across his department caused by the COVID-19 pandemic before the end of the year, but said getting refugees out of Afghanistan will continue to be a major challenge.