Community Expectations High for First Filipina-Canadian MP

The first Filipina to be elected to Parliament has the immigrant community from the Philippines buzzing. But the work doesn’t stop at winning elections. In fact, the hard work begins now, community leaders say.

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Applying for Permanent Residence in Quebec: Lives On Hold

While other provinces and territories process permanent residence applications within six months, there are approximately 56,000 applicants for permanent residence in Quebec who have been waiting for years for their right to settle in the La Belle Province. Sixteen per cent of them are stuck overseas.

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Farhana Kerai et famille

Demander sa résidence permanence à l’extérieur du Canada : des rêves en pause

Dans le cadre de l’Initiative de journalisme local, New Canadian Media a décidé de se pencher sur les réalités des candidats à l’immigration permanente au Québec. Ils sont environ 56 000 à attendre depuis des années leur droit de s’installer dans la Belle Province, alors que les candidats hors Québec la reçoivent en six mois. Dans la deuxième partie de cette série, nous parlons à des candidats attendant depuis le territoire.

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New Canada – U.S. Agreement Will Only Assist Afghan Refugees Who Qualify

Canada and the U.S. have a history of cooperation on immigration and asylum. But the results have not always been favourable for those seeking refuge, as with the Safe Third Countries Agreement. NCM reporter Zahra Mahdi reports on the new agreement that will see Canada bring in 5,000 more refugees, but only if they meet certain criteria.

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Current Housing Crisis will Hobble Arriving Afghans for Years to Come

While public and privately-led community and volunteer efforts to help Afghan refugees have been swift, some critics note the striking similarities in response between now and the Syrian refugee crisis of 2015-2016. They worry nothing has been done in the interim to address the structural barriers to finding adequate, affordable housing that immigrants and refugees systematically come up against.

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