Migrant advocates argue that the first-come, first-serve nature of the government’s program is “unfair” and exclusionary due to language, technological and financial barriers it places on racialized migrants in precarious working and living conditions.View More Thousands of Migrants Shut out of Government’s Essential Worker Stream
In 2020, the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) only accepted 10,000 applications, a relatively low number. On Tuesday, Immigration Minister Mendicino announced they would be processing 30,000 applications this year for the sought-after family reunification program.View More Sought-after Family Reunification Program Accepting 30,000 Applications in 2021
Thousands of expired Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) holders remain in limbo because of previous travel restrictions that stopped them from “landing” in Canada. Local Journalism Initiative reporter Reedah Hayder speaks to a couple who have been stuck in limbo for two years.View More Invited but Not Let In: Canada Places Thousands of Lives on Hold
There are dozens of organizations, advocacy groups and entities that lobby around issues that impact immigrants, but there’s no organization that speaks up for immigrants and newcomers as a whole, writes Local Journalism Initiative reporter Naser Miftari.View More Who is Advocating For Canada’s Immigrants?
“How are classroom teachers integrating Indigenous content into their teachings?” Local Journalism Initiative reporter Daniela Cohen looks into how classroom teaching is changing ever so slowly to better reflect Indigenous history.View More Helping Immigrant Youth Grasp Indigenous History
Following a large COVID-19 outbreak at an Ottawa detention centre, a group of defense lawyers has launched a campaign to fight vaccine hesitancy among inmates.View More Lawyers Mobilize to Protect Clients from COVID-19 in Jails
The federal government is foreshadowing a major overhaul of the immigration intake system so that it does not pit low-skilled workers against highly qualified applicants, reports Local Journalism Initiative reporter, Fernando Arce.View More ‘We Can’t Take Immigrants for Granted’: Minister
Face à l’utilisation grandissante de l’anglais, le gouvernement veut faire « rempart ». Le projet de loi 96 entend renforcer le français dans toutes les sphères de la société. Une réforme de la Loi 101 qui est loin d’être sans conséquence pour les immigrants, explique la journaliste de l’Initiative de journalisme local, Marine Caleb.View More Projet de loi 96 : les immigrants doivent-ils s’inquiéter ?
Two families caring for their grandparents— one in long-term care and one in a multi-generational home. How have the two been impacted? NCM looks into how our older generation has faced this pandemic so far.View More Seniors Face Unique Barriers to Care During Pandemic
Labour and health advocates say the reason why COVID has claimed immigrants’ lives at disproportionate rates has to do with the precarious working conditions most of these people are funneled into by Canada’s immigration policies, which in turn are informed by institutionalized racism.View More Immigration, Labour Policies linked to COVID Deaths