Virani Aims to Get Refugee, Immigration File Right

Arif Virani’s résumé is long and impressive. And nobody would say the newly appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship is just not ready for the job. Considered a star in…

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Canada Not Equipped to Accept 1,000 Refugees a Day

Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party’s promise to bring 25,000 refugees to Canada by year-end was commended by refugee advocates during the election period, but many experts have stepped forward since Oct. 19 to say…

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‘Delayed Citizens’ Escape Campaign Attention

While citizenship, immigration and refugee policy have been major issues in the current election campaign, not much has been said about the three-fold increase in the cost of becoming a citizen imposed by the Conservative…

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Nova Scotia Aims to Lead in Immigration

Nova Scotia now has the ability to fast track an additional 300 immigrants through new express entry streams. The announcement made by Premier Stephen McNeil and Immigration Minister Lena Diab earlier this month came after…

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‘Millionaire Visa’ Less Appealing to Investors

“Would you give two million dollars with no monitoring, no oversight, no control; and hope to see your money in 15 years? Would you do that with your family’s money?” That’s what immigration lawyer Richard…

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Canada to Continue Testing Demand for ‘Millionaire Visas’

Canada will persist with its new Immigrant Investor Venture Capital plan despite the less-than-enthusiastic response to it so far. “Pilot programs like this always take time to be known in a competitive global environment,” Citizenship…

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