September 12, 2014—Winnipeg—Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander met with stakeholders and community leaders in Winnipeg to discuss how the government can increase Francophone immigration to Canada.
During the meetings, Alexander committed to launch consultations in the upcoming months that will aim to increase the number of Francophone immigrants settling in Francophone communities outside Quebec and strengthen the vitality and vibrancy of these communities. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will work with provinces and territories, Francophone communities and employers to ensure the successful integration of Francophone immigrants who choose to make Canada their home.
Group of Five Campaign (G5C) is five or more Canadian citizens or permanent residents who want to arrange to sponsor a refugee(s) living abroad to come to Canada. All of the group members must be at least 18 years of age and live or have representatives in the area where the refugee will settle.
The group must agree to give emotional and financial support to the refugee(s) for the full sponsorship period-usually one year.
It’s true, anytime you travel in the world these days, you can easily catch a new bug and your body immediately becomes weak as it tries to fight off the invading pathogen while a prescription for antibiotics won’t necessarily work and are completely ineffective at fighting off the so-called super strains that make the evening news. However, over 250,000 new immigrants each year, despite the risks, make their way to Canada for a better life, to avail of a world class education system, strong and stable economy, and a free universal healthcare system.
Here are my comments on the case that came out in the media today on a raid that took place on a construction site where there were migrant workers working without permits:
The activity described in the CBC news article by the construction company and the workers is absolutely illegal. And the CBSA is the enforcer of the Immigration Refugee Protection Act which gives them special powers: