18 Aug

On a weekly basis, TCET compiles and posts relevant media coverage related to employment, settlement and language services.

Douglas Todd: Canada struggling to 'absorb' immigrants: report

August 12, 2017 • Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada officials are digesting a significant report that defines absorptive capacity as “a two-way process that encourages adjustment on the part of both the newcomer and the receiving society.”  Indeed, the internal report, obtained under an access to information request, shows that immigration analysts are worried the “absorptive capacity” of Canada is going down.

Getting refugee status in Canada isn’t easy, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard tells asylum-seekers

August 12, 2017 • Toronto Star

Would-be asylum-seekers need to understand it isn’t easy to get refugee status in Canada. Philippe Couillard said it’s important that anyone who is considering joining the surge of people who have been crossing the United States border into Canada in recent weeks know what they’re facing.

How an international photography program is empowering 20 immigrant, refugee teens in Toronto

August 14, 2017 • CBC News

Nearly two dozen teenage immigrants and refugees — who have never used a camera before an award-winning American photojournalist taught them how — will be sharing photographs from their communities at Toronto's Aga Khan Museum next weekend.

Laurier students glimpse lives of asylum seekers in Mexico

August 14, 2017 • CBC News

Students from Wilfrid Laurier University have seen first-hand the lives of thousands of migrants from Central America and Africa who are fleeing gang violence, sexual discrimination and poverty, currently seeking asylum in Mexico. It's part of Laurier's Human Rights and Human Diversity program, where students spend three weeks in Mexico learning about human migration.

'Common sense has left the building,' immigration lawyer says

August 14, 2017 • CBC News

Young Irish immigrants say they're frustrated and astounded at a federal government policy that insists they pass a test to prove they can speak proper English before gaining permanent resident status — a necessary step along the way to Canadian citizenship.

Big Brothers Big Sisters camp helping refugee kids for 10 years

August 15, 2017 • Waterloo Chronicle

A summer camp for children new to Canada is celebrating 10 years in Waterloo Region. Big Brothers Big Sisters Summer Discovery Program was started to not only offer free child care to refugee and immigrant families, but also to help campers improve their English, make friends and celebrate diversity.

Exciting Continuing Education Programs Offered by McMaster University in Mississauga

August 15, 2017 • insauga

People in Mississauga—the sixth largest city in Canada and one that’s rapidly urbanizing and developing—are now able to pursue professional programs offered by McMaster University Centre for Continuing Education. These programs are perfect for busy adult students who want to grow their skills without having to commute to Hamilton. 

Canada to clarify immigration policies with U.S. asylum seekers

August 15, 2017 • The Globe and Mail

Canadian consulates in the United States have been told to set the record straight about Canada’s immigration policies as the flow of asylum seekers continues unabated. “We have mobilized them to get in touch with different groups that might be considering coming to Canada so they can clearly explain the rules in place and the criteria that must be met before being able to come,” said Transport Minister Marc Garneau.

One year of support for refugees not enough: mayor’s committee report 

August 16, 2017 • The Hamilton Spectator

Refugees need more than a year of government support to ensure successful resettlement in Hamilton, says a report from the mayor's advisory committee on Syrian newcomers. The committee of dozens of agencies and community stakeholders formed last year during the height of the influx of 1,700 former Syrian residents who have fled civil war to settle in Hamilton since late 2015.

Immigration tribunal to audit long-term detention practices

August 16, 2017 • The Globe and Mail

The Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) will conduct what it calls an independent audit of the long-term detention of non-citizens, after two court rulings in the past three weeks found detainees may be denied basic fairness.

City hopes social media inspires Hamiltonians to be more welcoming to immigrants

August 17, 2017 • CBC News

In an era of racial tensions and tiki torch-carrying white nationalists, a local immigration council hopes a new social media campaign will encourage Hamiltonians to be even more immigrant friendly. The Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council and the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion are launching a campaign called #HamiltonForAll, which is an effort to get Hamiltonians trying harder to welcome newcomers.

Douglas Todd: B.C. college faculty feel pressure to 'pass' foreign students

August 17, 2017 • Vancouver Sun

Veteran college English instructors are routinely receiving passionate, imploring pleas for passing grades from the international students who increasingly fill their classes. The foreign students’ emotion-filled emails and in-office appeals, often issued in jumbled English, invariably aim to cajole faculty at Langara College and other institutions into giving them a break, so they will be able to move on from their mandatory courses in English literature.

'We want to work': Asylum seekers, groups call on Ottawa to issue work permits

August 18, 2017 • CBC News

As the federal and provincial governments take steps to accommodate a boom of asylum seekers, the professionals working with them are calling for temporary work permits to be issued. The head of PRAIDA, the provincial government organization that helps claimants in their first months, said the majority of asylum seekers she met with are eager to find jobs while they wait to find out if they can stay in Canada.


 


Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
Region of Peel
Service Canada
Government of Saskatchewan
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Toronto Employment & Social Services
Employment Ontario
Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
Region of Peel
Service Canada
Government of Saskatchewan
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Toronto Employment & Social Services
Employment Ontario