NEWS

  • Toronto’s packed shelters to refer asylum seekers to federal programs: deputy mayor
    Toronto’s overstretched shelter system cannot cope with the high numbers of refugee claimants seeking bed spaces and will begin referring them away from at-capacity shelters towards federal programs, said deputy mayor Jennifer McKelvie. McKelvie said at a press conference Wednesday that the federal government has not provided Toronto with the funding ...
  • Kenyans can travel to Canada for job opportunities – CS
    Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Alfred Mutua has called on Kenyans to apply for jobs in Canada.  Mutua said during his official visit to Canada, he held a meeting with the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada Sean Fraser. He said they agreed on the various migration opportunity pathways for Kenyans ...
  • Toronto’s Vacant Home Tax is Coming, Forcing Homeowners to Declare Occupancy Status
    With the goal of increasing available housing supply in the City, Toronto’s Vacant Home Tax will kick in on January 1. This means homeowners are required to declare their property’s 2022 occupancy status by February 2, 2023… and there’s a penalty for not doing so. According to the City of Toronto’s ...
  • 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 ...