Résidence permanente

L’épuisement des futurs résidents permanents du Québec

Au Québec, devenir résident permanent est une odyssée de plus de deux ans. Dans les 12 autres provinces et territoires canadiens, ce processus prend seulement six mois. Largement médiatisé cette année, ce décalage est surtout vécu au quotidien par des immigrants qui mettent leur vie sur pause. Entre un manque d’arrimage et une identité québécoise, plusieurs raisons permettent d’expliquer cet enjeu.

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Canada Stops Afghanistan Evacuation; Applicants Inside Country Excluded Anyway

Following the terrorist attack on Kabul’s International airport yesterday, Canada stopped the evacuation operations. Zahra Mahdi reports on Afghan nationals in a desperate situation still in Afghanistan who were not eligible for Canada’s Special Programs.

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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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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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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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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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