Getting into Canada to work just got a little harder. Immigration Minister Jason Kenney recently announced that starting July 1, newcomers under the Provincial Nominee Program in low-skilled professions will have to take a mandatory test in French or English before they’re allowed into Canada.
Earlier this month, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced that starting July 1, people immigrating to Canada under the Provincial Nominee Program would have to take a mandatory test in either French or English before they’re allowed into the country.
Scarborough has welcomed waves of new immigrants over the past 25 years. According to the 2006 census, 57 per cent of Scarborough’s population is made up of immigrants. For many, Scarborough has become a steppingstone for those who want to write a new chapter of their lives in Canada.
Scarborough has welcomed a wave of new immigrants for the past 25 years. But what factors attract them to the area?
Having the bride’s grandmother at the wedding is a must for many families. Unfortunately, numerous immigrants in Scarborough have had family members miss out on such family celebrations because of visa complications.
When Prime Minister Stephen Harper called “Islamicism” the biggest threat to Canada in an interview with the CBC’s Peter Mansbridge, Scarborough resident and PhD student Asma Bala found it hurtful and shocking to hear such language from her own prime minister.
For the past four years, Fazal Hashmi has spent his workdays watching over Centennial College students at the Ashtonbee campus. He loves his job, but can’t forget his past. In the halls of Centennial, he’s…
After working 14 years as an accountant in India, Prajesh Bhavsar now works at a gas station in Toronto. It’s not his preferred job but Bhavsar, who’s lived in Canada for half a year, remains optimistic about his future.
Toronto is ready for you.
The city slogans itself with unlimited possibilities for immigrants, but the mayoral election has made at least one newcomer questioning whether Toronto is really ready for them.