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When to Call 911: New Halton Service Helps Newcomers Navigate Crisis Situations

Local Journalism Initiative reporter Amrita Roy Chowdhury Majumdar explores a new approach in Halton to helping new Canadians overcome misconceptions about emergency services.

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Immigrer en région : une avenue en expansion

Avec 72 % des personnes immigrées au Québec vivant à Montréal, la métropole attire encore naturellement les nouveaux arrivants. Peu à peu, ils sont pourtant de plus en plus à préférer les régions plus petites et moins peuplées aux grandes villes. De plus en plus de structures et d’initiatives naissent pour favoriser la régionalisation. Mais des efforts restent à faire pour encourager cette double immigration. Marine Caleb, journaliste de l’Initiative de journalisme local, explore ce phénomène grandissant.

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A Decolonized Citizenship Ceremony is a Step Towards Reconciliation

While Canada is taking steps to sharing knowledge of Indigenous history with newcomers, including through an updated citizenship oath, critics say more needs to be done to meaningfully involve them in reconciliation efforts.

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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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