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Thursday, October 22, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Hitting the immigration wall

For decades, Canada developed a reputation as one of the most welcoming countries in the world. Since 2008, this is sadly no longer true. It is now much harder to get into Canada, to stay here permanently, and to become a citizen. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Calls for CBSA oversight renewed following detainee death

The recent death of a Somali refugee in immigration custody is just the latest case highlighting the urgent need for external oversight of the Canada Border Services Agency, according to Alex Neve, secretary general of Amnesty International Canada and a former immigration and refugee lawyer. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Slow start to express entry

The promise of the new express-entry permanent residence (PR) program, launched on Jan. 1, was that it would be a “faster and more effective way for Canada to welcome skilled immigrants,” to quote the government news release. ... [read more]