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Thousands of Migrants Shut out of Government’s Essential Worker Stream

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.

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Sought-after Family Reunification Program Accepting 30,000 Applications in 2021

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.

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Invited but Not Let In: Canada Places Thousands of Lives on Hold

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.

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Who is Advocating For Canada’s Immigrants?

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.

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‘We Can’t Take Immigrants for Granted’: Minister

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.

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Projet de loi 96 : les immigrants doivent-ils s’inquiéter ?

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.

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