Immigration

  • Immigrant children’s health declines rapidly after arrival in Canada
    By: Hassan Vatanparast, University of Saskatchewan and Ginny Lane, University of Saskatchewan A healthy, happy future, free from poverty: This is the aspiration of many new immigrants and refugees to Canada and the United States. Leaving harsh conditions and food scarcity behind, they embrace the safety and relative affluence that North ...
  • Five survival strategies for spouses and partners of international students
    It’s a new year and everyone with a project is busy again. But what about when you have your own hopes and goals, yet find yourself in an unfamiliar country supporting a spouse or partner who is an international student? Over the past two decades, Canada has experienced massive growth ...
  • Biometrics now required for visa applicants from Asia and Americas
    Canada is expanding its biometrics collection program for 2019. Now, nationals from countries in Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas — in addition to Europe, Middle East and Africa — will need to give their fingerprints and photo (biometrics) when applying for a visitor visa, study or work permit, or ...
  • Canada adopts Global Migration Compact
    The United Nations’ Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration is the first global framework on international migration More than 258 million migrants in the world are living outside their country of birth today — a 49 per cent increase compared to 2000. Of these, 68.5 million are refugees who are ...
  • One-third of study permit applications are refused
    Each year, an increasing number of international students study in Canada. Canadian post-secondary institutions constantly market abroad, and educating foreign students is estimated to be an $11.6-billion per year business. Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Ahmed Hussen frequently speaks of the benefits that international students bring ...