The system behind refugee arrivals

The sheer number of refugees Canada is expected to process has resulted in 500 temporary visa officers being deployed to two visa offices in Lebanon and Jordan. Both of the offices are solely for processing refugees destined for Canada. Once a refugee has responded to a text message regarding a potential application, they go to these offices, and then through extensive security and medical testing.

Dollar to stay below 90 cents for years, bank predicts

TD Bank predicts the Canadian dollar won’t regain strength for some time and instead forecasts a further decline. Following the drop in oil prices and last week’s interest rate cut, the dollar has reached a six-year low. In its updated Economic Forecast released on Monday, TD is predicting yet another cut to the Canadian interest late sometime in March before holding […]