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Month: August 2014

Advocates Allege Thousands Of Canadian Immigrant Children Denied Education

Educational advocates in Quebec are alleging that thousands of immigrant children are being denied an education due to their parents’ lack of permanent status in Canada. According to the Collectif éducation sans frontieres, many of the parents of the affected children are living in Canada illegally, or have not been granted either refugee status or a government issued work permit. …

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Canada Considers Ending Automatic Citizenship For Babies Of Non Citizens/Residents

The Canadian government may end its longstanding policy of providing citizenship to Canadian-born babies of non-citizens or residents of the country. According to media reports, Canadian immigration officials are recommending that the Conservative government consider ending the practice of offering citizenship to babies born to non-citizens or residents, even though the number of children affected …

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Canadian Government Tightens Age Rules For Children Of Refugees And Immigrants

Despite some vocal opposition, the Canadian government has lowered the cutoff age for the children of refugees and immigrants to be considered as ‘dependents’; effective August 1st, the new age for unmarried dependents of Canadian immigrants and refugees dropped from the previous 21 to 18 years old. The new dependent age is one of the many changes to …

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Canadian Government Claims Citizenship Wait At Two-Year Low

Despite vocal opposition and legal challenges to its recent immigration reform, the Canadian government is crediting that new law for a steep decrease in the backlog of citizenship applications. The government says its “Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act”, or Bill C-24, is directly responsible for the drop in wait time for citizenship applications. The government also …

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First Legal Challenge Launched Against Canada’s New Foreign Worker Law

After weeks of vocal complaints from both businesses and the leaders of Canada’s Western provinces about recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program, the first lawsuit has been filed against the federal government’s tightening of the TFW rules. A husband and wife partnership, who own two restaurants in Labrador, Newfoundland, have filed a …

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