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Expert take: How Canada’s refugee determination system works

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Canada has often stepped up for people who are in distress in other countries. Be it helping the Syrian and Afghan refugees earlier or the country’s response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. In this interview with New Canadians’ reporter Sarabpreet Kaur, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant Petya Ignatova gives an insight into Canada’s refugee determination […]

Be authentic, be true to who you are as a new immigrant: Arlene Ruiz

Pilot program to boost newcomer employment in Canada’s hotel sector

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Finding employment is a struggle for many newcomers and refugees to Canada. In efforts to match newcomers to jobs, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Ministry of Small Business and Tourism have started a pilot program that will provide employment across Canada in the hotel industry. Also joining the project are Tourism HR […]

This newcomer found his calling in the hospitality sector in Canada

Canada welcomes you home

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Every year Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (formerly Citizenship and Immigration Canada) helps thousands of refugees settle in Canada. Through various organizations, immigrants can learn English and French, find a job, get integrated into society and begin their lives anew. Canada has a long tradition of being a safe haven for refugees. With each passing year, […]

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A glimpse into a refugee reception centre in Canada

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Here’s a glimpse of how Canada is helping Syrian refugees settle down in their new country. The Government of Canada has opened reception centres across Canada, which are run by organizations like COSTI Immigrant Services. Here, refugees have access to health and counselling services and orientation sessions that prepare them for finding new jobs. One […]

Gustavo’s story: I have the responsibility to give back to Canada

25,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Canada

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Canada has fulfilled its commitment to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of February 2016. The plan was to bring the refugees to Canada without compromising security or health requirements. “We have reached a significant milestone,” John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship said, “but the work continues as we begin to integrate […]

Canadian visa hopefuls in limbo as the massive immigration backlog continues

Refugees will have full health-care coverage through IFHP

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Refugees and asylum claimants in Canada will have full health-care coverage through the restored Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP), the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, John McCallum, announced today. The IFHP will be restored after the significant cuts to it the previous Conservative government implemented in June 2012. These cuts provoked protests of healthcare […]

Benefits of speaking French and being bilingual in Canada

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