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  • Clearing the backlog: Upcoming measures to reduce processing times
    A consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic has been increased processing times at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).  Until recently these processing times appeared to only be worsening, as IRCC each day seemed to receive more applications than it could process. After several years of unfulfilled promises that processing times would ...
  • People planning to attend AIDS conference in Montreal still attempting to get visas
    International AIDS organizations say people from Africa, South America and Asia who are planning to attend a major AIDS conference in Montreal are still struggling to get visas from the Canadian government. The groups say a growing number of activists — including some who were scheduled to speak at the conference ...
  • ‘Super visa’ allows some people to stay in Canada for up to 7 years, here’s who is eligible to apply
    Super visa’ allows some people to stay in Canada for up to 7 years, here’s who is eligible to apply Parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents can now stay in the country for up to seven consecutive years. On Tuesday, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced the change to ...
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta’s full Madaraka Day speech
    Madaraka Day celebrations – Wednesday, June 01, 2022 President Uhuru Kenyatta By:  Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta – President, Republic of Kenya Your Excellency Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone and the First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Honourable Speakers, Your Ladyship the Chief Justice,  Leaders from across the entire spectrum ...
  • For Toronto Newcomer Day, a South African man recalls his Canadian citizenship ceremony
    After immigrating here as a boy, Russ Wener faced big challenges. Today, he’s happily married with two young children. Wednesday, May 25, marks the eighth annual Toronto Newcomer Day, which welcomes recent transplants to the city and is open to all. Festivities run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Nathan ...