Small Cities Need More Funds for Economic Integration

Settlement agencies in Canada’s Atlantic provinces are working closely with provincial governments to better service immigrants, but say they need federal support to attract newcomers to smaller communities. The provinces and territories select which immigrants…

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Myth Busting in Nova Scotia

With a rapidly aging population and low birth rate, Canada’s Atlantic provinces have turned full force towards immigration.  Nova Scotia, for instance, has nearly doubled its allocation of provincial nominees and Premier Stephen McNeil has…

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Family Reunification: The Economic Cost

As the date of the federal election draws nearer, political candidates have begun to consider the costs of reuniting immigrant families – both economically and socially. On September 25, Justin Trudeau announced that if elected,…

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The Mediterranean Crisis: An Open Letter to World Leaders

A child should not have to die to mobilize governments into credible action. The photograph of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi’s body washed ashore, which has mobilized international responses to the ongoing migration crisis in the Mediterranean…

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Research Watch #7: Enclaves and Earnings

Several observers have noted that immigration is, generally, a non-partisan issue in Canada. That probably explains why it’s not a topic of debate during this current federal election campaign. But, it’s safe to say that…

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Feds falling short of francophone immigration targets: Senate report

A Senate committee report says the government needs to do more to attract francophone immigrants to communities outside of Quebec if it hopes to meet its own targets. The report, which was released Tuesday by…

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