Quebec started accepting applications for its collective sponsorship program for refugees abroad this week and will continue to accept them through its Arrima online platform for the next four weeks. In this first intake period under the program this year, only groups of two to five Quebec citizens or permanent residents can sponsor these refugees.
An explosion in the number of permanent residents getting their Canadian citizenship is likely to hit Canada later this year or early next year, says Robert Falconer, a research associate at the School of Public Policy of the University of Calgary. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada data shows just how much the COVID-19 pandemic has
According to the 2015 Natixis Global Retirement Security Index, Switzerland is the No. 1 spot for the well-being and life conditions that pre-retirees and retirees can expect across 150 countries. In contrast, Canada lands at no. 12 with the United States at no. 19. The global retirement index analyzes 20 trends across four categories —