News October, 2017

Express Entry Report: Looking at the Third Quarter of 2017

By Canadian Immigration News | So far, 2017 has proven to be a dynamic and active year for Canada’s Express Entry immigration selection system. At the end of this year’s third quarter, the number of candidates issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) is the highest it has ever been since Canada first introduced the Express … Continued

Trudeau: Ottawa reviewing refugee process following Edmonton attacks

By CTV News | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government is reviewing its handling of refugee claims following revelations that a Somali man accused in attacks in Edmonton had been ordered deported from the United States. Trudeau says the government is trying to find out what happened with the case of Abdulahi Hasan Sharif.

New language and residency rules for Canadian citizenship kick in next week

By Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star | Shorter residency requirement and new age requirements for language and knowledge tests will soon take effect in the revamped citizenship system. Starting Oct. 11, permanent residents will be eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship if they have lived in the country for three out of the previous five years.

450,000 immigrants a year? Canada could do it, report suggests

By Erica Alini, Globe and News | How many newcomers should Canada let in next year? We’re about to find out. Ottawa is set to announce the country’s 2018 immigration target by Nov. 1. The federal government has already upped Canada’s immigrant intake to 300,000 annually, but could it – and should it – go … Continued

Study finds differences in end-of-life care for recent immigrants in Canada

By Eurek Alert | Among deceased in Ontario, Canada, recent immigrants were significantly more likely to receive aggressive care and to die in an intensive care unit compared with other residents, according to a study published by JAMA. The study is being released to coincide with its presentation at the Critical Care Canada Forum.

How to debate immigration without distorting facts and foes

By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun | Canada is one of the few advanced countries that can’t seem to hold an authentic public discussion about immigration policy. Canadian boosters of high immigration and those who oppose it are mutually contemptuous. Their verbal boxing matches are dominated by sloganeering and name-calling.