Immigrants and Refugees

October 8, 2013
A new report by the Wellesley Institute, has found that refugees have faced adverse health effects since the federal government cut health care coverage to claimants in mid-2012. The report, The...
Keywords: Article , Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
October 1, 2013
The B.C. Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC) is representing a group of tree planters, most of them immigrants or refugees of African origin, who were found living in squalid conditions in a...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
July 8, 2013
There has never been an inquest into the death of a migrant worker under the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program in Canada. In Ontario the Coroners Act provides for mandatory inquests for certain...
Keywords: Article , Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, Ontario, All of Canada
Kwentong Bayan
June 4, 2013
Kwentong Bayan is a community based comic book project created in collaboration with Filipina migrant workers in the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP).
Keywords: Online Resource , Art and Culture, comics, filipino, Immigrants and Refugees, live-in caregiver, migrant workers, Women, Workers' Rights, Multimedia, All of Canada
Refugee Rights in Ontario
March 21, 2013
This website is for front-line workers and advocates who work with refugee claimants and others who have questions about their immigration status in Canada. It includes information on how to file a...
Keywords: Online Resource , Immigrants and Refugees, refugee claim, Ontario
August 13, 2012
Given the significant changes in Canada’s refugee system contained in Bill C-31 and their many associated access to justice issues, it is to be expected that a number of organizations and individuals...
Keywords: Article , Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
July 16, 2012
In late April 2012, the federal government announced a series of sweeping changes to the Interim Federal Health (IFH) program (,...
Keywords: Article , Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
May 1, 2012
The Human Resources Ministery has changed the rules so employers will now be allowed to pay foreign temp workers 15 per cent less than the average wage. See the Canadian Council for Refugees and...
Keywords: Article , Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
People’s Citizenship Guide: A Response to Conservative Canada
March 22, 2012
In 2009, Stephen Harper’s Conservative government changed the contents of the official citizenship guide that is given to all recent immigrants. The new version contained a lot more military history...
Keywords: Article , Aboriginal and First Nations, Ethnicity and Race, Immigrants and Refugees, Poverty Research, All of Canada
March 16, 2012
With housing prices at record levels, a University of British Columbia-led study finds that new Canadians are struggling to find adequate and affordable housing in the country’s three largest cities...
Keywords: Article , Housing, Immigrants and Refugees, British Columbia, All of Canada
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