Category: Immigration

Home Immigration
Quebec asks feds to close Roxham Road, says province can’t handle influx of refugees
Post

Quebec asks feds to close Roxham Road, says province can’t handle influx of refugees

Quebec is asking the federal government to close a popular, unofficial border crossing south of Montreal because the province can’t handle the number of asylum seekers entering the country, but refugee advocates are rejecting Quebec’s claims. More than 100 refugee claimants are entering Quebec every day from the United States through a rural path called...

Vaccinated travellers won’t need COVID-19 test to enter Canada as of April 1
Post

Vaccinated travellers won’t need COVID-19 test to enter Canada as of April 1

Vaccinated travellers will no longer need to show a COVID-19 test to enter Canada beginning April 1, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos officially announced Thursday. The change is being made at the tail end of the Omicron wave in Canada, as new reported cases of COVID-19 have declined since mid-January. Duclos said the change is possible...

Canada begins accepting applications for Ukrainians seeking temporary refuge from war
Post

Canada begins accepting applications for Ukrainians seeking temporary refuge from war

The federal government has begun accepting applications from Ukrainians and their families fleeing Russian aggression who want to come to Canada while they decide their next steps.  The program to allow an unlimited number of Ukrainians to come to Canada was first announced two weeks ago. At the time, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser suggested Ukrainian...

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) welcomes creation of OFW department
Post

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) welcomes creation of OFW department

MANILA – The creation of the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) is a welcome development that reflects the country’s commitment to establishing a globally-recognized migration management system, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday. In a virtual presser, DFA Undersecretary Sarah Lou Arriola said the measure creating the agency was the first law in the...