Refugee reform: Is this our Canada?

The recent introduction of Bill C-31, the Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act, has many observers concerned about its scope and implications for refugee claimants and permanent residents.

Immigration reform: Fast and furious, not cohesive

Immigrants are more than economic units. They are people who need love, support, and a fair chance to thrive.

Nominee programs need nationwide standards

A recent Citizenship and Immigration Canada review of its Provincial Nominee Program touts the value of the program as an effective tool in promoting the Canadian economy and spreading the value of immigration from coast to coast.

Nominee programs need nationwide standards

Aecent Citizenship and Immigration Canada review of its Provincial Nominee Program touts the value of the program as an effective tool in promoting the Canadian economy and spreading the value of immigration from coast to coast.

Are super visas another sign of 'super' economic migration reliance?

It's time for dialogue based on this Immigration Act objective: 'To permit Canada to pursue the maximum social, cultural and economic benefits of immigration.'

Is capping family-class immigration the answer?

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says he is considering even further cuts to the number of family-class immigrants who come to Canada. He floated the idea at an immigration committee meeting last week. To his credit he has squarely put this issue before Canadians. The minister is targeting the sub-class of parents and grandparents in particular for an official cap and perhaps other measures. The reality though is the numbers say this has already happened.

Becoming a global leader on pardon wait times

Most pardon recipients now stay crime-free. Is Canada overreacting?

  
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