Family reunification can be prioritized by allowing spouses entrance before their applications are fully processed. In the unlikely event they need to be removed, the government has an overflow of deportation resources available.

Available ‘deportation resources’ could quicken family reunification process

Family reunification can be prioritized by allowing spouses entrance before their applications are fully processed. In the unlikely event they need to be removed, the government has an overflow of deportation resources available to do so easily.

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Applying for Permanent Residence in Quebec: Lives On Hold

While other provinces and territories process permanent residence applications within six months, there are approximately 56,000 applicants for permanent residence in Quebec who have been waiting for years for their right to settle in the La Belle Province. Sixteen per cent of them are stuck overseas.

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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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‘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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Thousands of Migrants Shut out of Government’s Essential Worker Stream

Migrant advocates argue that the first-come, first-serve nature of the government’s program is “unfair” and exclusionary due to language, technological and financial barriers it places on racialized migrants in precarious working and living conditions.

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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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Refugees Working in Healthcare Get a Leg Up

In appreciation of the work done by healthcare workers who are seeking asylum, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino is delivering on his promise to open permanent residency applications to refugees in the healthcare sector.

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