A Federal Court of appeal ruled in favour of Ottawa on the Safe Third Country Agreement, maintaining the right to send back to the United States refugee claimants who enter into Canada from the United States at official border crossing points. The decision by the court means the Canada-U.S. STCA can continue to be used
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.
Young refugees can get sponsored to study in Quebec again now that the francophone province’s premier has given the nod to the program to resume after it was halted last year. College teacher Rafaëlle Sinave heralded the return of the program as win for students and colleges. “Victory!” tweeted the Cégep du Vieux Montréal educator
Canada is to dramatically increase immigration to boost its economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic by welcoming more than 1.2 million newcomers between 2021 and 2023. Under the immigration levels plan presented by Marco Mendicino on Friday, Ottawa will follow through on its promise to remain committed to immigration increases, welcoming 401,000 new permanent residents
Ottawa will appeal a Federal Court ruling saying the Safe Third Country Agreement on refugees with the U.S. violates the Canadian constitution. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said in a statement the appeal was being filed due to factual and legal errors in the findings. Blair’s statement said: “There are important legal principles to be
A federal judge has ruled the Safe Third Country Agreement on refugees between Canada and the U.S. violates the Canadian constitution. Federal Court Justice Ann Marie McDonald said Wednesday that elements of the agreement violate the constitutional guarantee of life, liberty and security. Now Ottawa has six months to respond to what is a landmark
2020-03-12 – Canada could welcome up to 390,000 new immigrants per year by 2022 according to the new multi-year immigration levels plan released by the federal government on Thursday. Ottawa’s plan includes mid-range targets of 341,000 new immigrants in 2020, 351,000 in 2021 and 361,000 in 2022. However, the plan also projected high-range immigration levels
December 11, 2018 – Canada has adopted the United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration of refugees after dismissing critics who claimed the document threatens sovereignty on immigration. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen made the announcement in Morocco on Monday saying the move will help ‘harness the contributions of newcomers and to ensure