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Invited but Not Let In: Canada Places Thousands of Lives on Hold

Thousands of expired Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) holders remain in limbo because of previous travel restrictions that stopped them from “landing” in Canada. Local Journalism Initiative reporter Reedah Hayder speaks to a couple who have been stuck in limbo for two years.

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A person holding a red maple leaf, a symbol of Canada and immigration aspirations through IRCC.

Express Entry Applicant in Limbo Disappointed by IRCC Response to Concerns

Desperate to see some progress in his immigration process, Eddie Song demanded to know why his Express Entry application was at a standstill for over a year. NCM approached the IRCC with his concerns, but the government’s response was less than reassuring.

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Immigration Canada Reports Rise in Suicide Calls from Visa Applicants

Visa applicants reaching out to Immigration Canada are increasingly expressing intentions of suicide because of pandemic-related processing delays.

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Newcomers Among Hardest Hit During Pandemic, Research Shows

While Canadians from across the country have felt the economic impact of COVID-19, a new study from the Association of Canadian Studies (ACS) explains how the pandemic has been especially painful to new Canadians. The…

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