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Amidst Nationwide Nursing Shortage, Foreign-Trained Nurses Unable to Practice

“It’s not a matter of how good of a nurse you are. It’s a matter of if you can present the right paperwork.” Despite a shortage of nurses, many foreign-trained nurses watch from the sidelines, wanting but unable to pitch in.

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‘Human Rights Defender’ Definition Needs to be More Inclusive: Advocates

A new government program is extending permanent residence to human rights defenders, but while advocates welcome the move, they say more flexibility needs to be offered to best meet the needs of those most at risk.

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Photo of a police car in Toronto. Emergency services also include paramedics and the fire department.

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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