Canada-wide - Immigrants and refugees

Never Home: Legislating Discrimination in Canadian Immigration is a ground-breaking multi-media project documenting nine years of immigration changes by the federal government.
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, immigration legislation, All of Canada
Advocacy groups estimate that there are an estimated 70,000 temporary workers in Canada whose contracts are suppose to end today due to the federal government's changes to the temporary foreign...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
From an article by rabble.ca: "When asked why live-in caregivers should be granted landed status upon arrival, Migrante-BC's Jane Ordinario asserted that doing so would allow live-in caregivers to...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
The Conservative government’s latitude to choose its own policies was curtailed yet again on Friday when a judge called health-care cuts for failed refugee claimants a form of “cruel and unusual...
Keywords: Government Policy, Health, Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
With Bill C-24, the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, Ottawa has dramatically redefined the narrative of what it is to be Canadian, squaring it up with a conservative view of the world and the...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
Proposed changes to the Citizenship Act could create a new class of naturalized Canadians who have fewer rights than those born in the country. New immigrants to Canada could see their citizenship...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
In June 2012, the Canadian government cut funding to refugee health care with the claim that it would protect our immigration system from abuse. However, these cuts have put children's lives at...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
The federal government has proposed Bill C-24, which would makes immigration to Canada more difficult. Proposed changes include a longer wait for permanent residents before they can apply to be...
Keywords: Government Policy, Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
The Wellesley Institute has published a report entitled "Refugee Health Care Cuts In Canada" by Sonal Marwah. This report’s findings show that a standard approach for serving uninsured and under-...
Keywords: Government Policy, Health, Immigrants and Refugees, refugee health care, All of Canada
This Canadian Government website has information on the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. Ce site web du Governement Canadien a de l'information sur la Commission de l'immigration et du...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
This is the official Canadian government website for citizenship and immigration information. Apply to visit, study, work or immigrate to Canada, apply for citizenship or a permanent resident card,...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
The Canada Border Services Agency has set a quota to try to strip at least 875 refugees of their status this fiscal year — four-and-a-half times last year’s target — in a move one immigration expert...
Keywords: Government Policy, Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
Fed up with the continuous stream of federal government misinformation on refugee health policy and Minister Alexander’s repeated attacks on government critics, Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care is...
Keywords: Health, Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
This is an excellent new decision from the Federal Court of Appeal on antedating an EI claim, especially for farmworkers. "Antedating" means backdating the application so that additional hours can be...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
A new report by the Wellesley Institute, has found that refugees have faced adverse health effects since the federal government cut health care coverage to claimants in mid-2012. The report, The...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
There has never been an inquest into the death of a migrant worker under the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program in Canada. In Ontario the Coroners Act provides for mandatory inquests for certain...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, Ontario, All of Canada
Kwentong Bayan is a community based comic book project created in collaboration with Filipina migrant workers in the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP).
Keywords: Art and Culture, comics, filipino, Immigrants and Refugees, live-in caregiver, migrant workers, Women, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
Given the significant changes in Canada’s refugee system contained in Bill C-31 and their many associated access to justice issues, it is to be expected that a number of organizations and individuals...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
In late April 2012, the federal government announced a series of sweeping changes to the Interim Federal Health (IFH) program (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/outside/arriving-healthcare.asp),...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
The Human Resources Ministery has changed the rules so employers will now be allowed to pay foreign temp workers 15 per cent less than the average wage. See the Canadian Council for Refugees and...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, All of Canada