Image courtesy of BioTalent Canada, which is predicting an acute worker shortage in the nation’s bio-economy sector.

New immigrants, international students needed to fuel Canada’s bio-economy

The demand for talent in Canada’s bio-economy is so great that employers are willing to even hire from outside Canada, at a higher cost, if it means tapping into the talent pool of international trained professionals and international students.

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Sorry, lawyers, that ship has sailed

Don Curry, the only immigration consultant servicing North Bay, Ontario, says immigration lawyers are fighting a losing battle by insisting immigration consultants work under their supervision. The government has decided that isn’t going to happen — so “get over it,” he writes.

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The self-regulation of immigration consultants has historically not worked, according to the Canadian Immigration Lawyers Association.

Integrity of Canada’s immigration system at stake, warn lawyers

“Self-regulation by immigration consultants has not worked and will fail to protect the vulnerable public” – Canadian Immigration Lawyers Association.

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Immigration system under the lens in precedent-setting racial profiling case

Police collected DNA from 96 farm workers as part of a criminal investigation in 2013. All their physical profiles were very different from the one provided by a witness to the police. Now, 54 of them are accusing the police of racial profiling.

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As climate change refugees increase, Canada needs to implement new policy to help welcome more of them.

Canada needs to do more for climate change refugees

Calls mount for Canada to establish a special public policy category and new guidelines to help resettle climate migrants and refugees.

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Montréal et les sans-papiers : les grands oubliés des élections municipales ?

Alors que les Montréalais se sont rendus aux urnes ce week-end, les migrants en situation irrégulière ont mis de la pression sur les candidats pour leur rappeler de la précarité de leur statut.

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Settlement services woefully underfunded: new report

Short-term funding agreements and strict guidelines around how the funds may be used are hampering efforts by settlement agencies to help integrate newcomers to Canada, says a new report from the reputable Association for Canadian Studies. NCM’s Fabian Dawson reports.

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Religious connections help new immigrants with social integration

A new Statistics Canada report shows that religion plays a big role in many new immigrants’ lives, compared to people born in Canada. Pastor David Drysdale says joining a new church helps new Canadians socially integrate.

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