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Former refugee Ahmed Hussen takes over immigration ministry
Added  January 11, 2017

Hussen came to Canada from war-torn Somalia when he was 16, and now takes over immigration and refugee file for Justin Trudeau. 

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Tony Blair cautions Canada not to follow anti-immigration path of Trump and Brexit
Added  November 16, 2016

If governments ignore people's fear, far-right leaders will exploit it, former U.K. PM tells Peter Mansbridge Blair sat down with the CBC's Peter Mansbridge to discuss the U.S. election, Brexit and the growing popularity of extreme right-wing parties in western Europe — and he warned Canada not to follow in the same path. "It's been an... Read More

Canada has overhauled its immigration process for international students
Added  November 11, 2016

Citizenship and Immigration Minister John McCallum’s announced changes will likely make it easier for international students to stay after graduation Nov 11, 2016 Murad Hemmadi Canada’s government today announced major changes to Express Entry, the system under which most immigrants obtain permanent residence here. The inst... Read More

Ottawa unveils strategy to court foreign tech talent
Added  November 1, 2016

BARRIE MCKENNA AND SEAN SILCOFF OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Nov. 01, 20... Read More

How Canadian tech startups could become multibillion-dollar companies
Added  September 11, 2016

Quentin Casey| September 9, 2016 12:51 PM ET Alex Kolicich has spent the eight years since he graduated from the University of Waterloo working in California, first for Google and Palantir Technologies, and later with billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel at Mithril Capital Management.... Read More

While others waver on immigration, Canada should prospect for talent
Added  September 11, 2016

Brexit. Trump. Le Pen. Voigt. Whatever else these names conjure up, they also signal an opportunity for Canada. Quite simply, it’s time to go prospecting for exceptional entrepreneurs, skilled talen... Read More

John McCallum wants to 'substantially increase' immigration to fill Canada's labour needs
Added  August 14, 2016

If Immigration Minister John McCallum gets his way, Canada will significantly increase immigration beyond its current record level as a way to fill the country's labour needs. Pointing to an aging population and looming labour shortages, McCallum made the pitch in Manila during a speech to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines on Friday. "So why not... Read More

Canada: Canada Receives Most Immigrants In 45 Years
Added  June 21, 2016

Canada received the highest number of immigrants for at least 45 years in the first three months of 2016, according to the latest figures. A Statistics Canada report shows 86,216 new immigrants entered the country between January 1 and April 1, as the Liberal government made good on its election pledge to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees. The figures are the highest since... Read More

How Canada’s immigration policy is failing high-tech startups
Added  June 8, 2016

Complicated and sluggish immigration protocols are curbing access to foreign tech talent—just when companies need it most Jun 7, 2016 Murad Hemmadi   4... Read More

How Canada’s immigration policy is failing high-tech startups
Added  June 8, 2016

Complicated and sluggish immigration protocols are curbing access to foreign tech talent—just when companies need it most Jun 7, 2016 Murad Hemmadi 4 While working a summer research job in nanotechnology at the University of New Brunswick, Kumaran Thillainadarajah created a pressure-sensing material. Originally envisioned as a "skin" for prosthetics, the... Read More

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