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.View More Who is Advocating For Canada’s Immigrants?
The federal government is foreshadowing a major overhaul of the immigration intake system so that it does not pit low-skilled workers against highly qualified applicants, reports Local Journalism Initiative reporter, Fernando Arce.View More ‘We Can’t Take Immigrants for Granted’: Minister
The bill states that 18,000 skilled-worker applications submitted before August 2, 2018 are voidView More Québec’s New Immigration Law Sparks Backlash
The just-concluded National Metropolis Conference is an annual forum for researchers, policy makers and immigrant-service organizations. This year the conference was held in Montreal. Here are some of the themes covered and my take on…View More Integration Models Highlight of Metropolis Conference
I published my debut novel, Belief, in Canada last year. It’s the story of an immigrant family’s struggle to integrate into the Canadian mainstream. Just when everything seems to be falling into place after nearly two decades of…View More Whose Voice is it Anyway?
A new Concordia University study has found that making friends in Canada and being positive about the “new country” can go a long way in helping new immigrants integrate into communities. “[The study] shows that…View More Making “Friends” Key to Integration
There is no doubt that throughout much of the West these days there is considerable angst over immigration and the impacts of new arrivals on Western societies. This could be over the real – but…View More Newcomers Must Adjust to a New Reality
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…View More Small Cities Need More Funds for Economic Integration
New online programs are looking at how work is done in other parts of the world in order to more easily transfer newcomers’ skills to the Canadian job market. Abigail Fulton presented the British Columbia…View More Recognizing Credentials Pre-Arrival Vital to Success
Immigration and the ‘immigrant experience’ are often used as a smokescreen to mask systemic racism and exclusion. This is according to Neethan Shan, executive director of the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA), who…View More “Inequity and Exclusion are Tied to Race”