“I don’t think politics in Canada takes into account the voice of immigrants,” Daniela Rodriguez, an international student from Colombia, said about the June 2 Ontario election. Rodriguez, 25, currently resides in Scarborough and studies…
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“Eligible voter” is a title only Canadian citizens can claim.
The coronavirus pandemic has paused the resettlement of refugees bound for Canada. Caught up in the delay are 200 refugees who’ve lived in migrant centres in Libya.
A different naming format is causing headaches for some Eritrean citizens seeking work permits in Canada.
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.
On Wednesday, numbers released by the government showed only 6.3 per cent of refugees contacted in Jordan and Lebanon had actually shown interest in being resettled in Canada.
The Scarborough Civic Centre was transformed into a municipal and federal services bazaar last Tuesday. Every facet of community services the public should be aware of to be informed about vital information that can affect their well being.
Toronto Liberal MPs launched the Fair Start campaign at city hall Thursday to urge the federal government to restore funding for settlement agencies in the GTA.