Refugee wannabe wants more time.

Randy Quaid needs more time to review bulging Canadian government files on him that are already eight-centimetres thick, an immigration hearing was told Tuesday. Quaid’s Vancouver lawyer, Catherine Sas, said the number of pages is growing so rapidly she can’t keep up. “The government’s disclosure has been voluminous,” said Sas. The government, which wants to […]

Minister Kenney Issues Statement Recognizing Eid al-Adha

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement recognizing Eid al-Adha: “Eid-al Adha is held during the month of Dhul Hijja, when Muslims undertake the Hajj – or pilgrimage – to Mecca. It is during the Hajj that Muslims remember and commemorate the trials and triumphs of the Prophet […]

Immigration minister says program to bring Afghan translators could be extended

CALGARY – Ottawa may extend its fast-track immigration policy for Afghan translators who help the Canadian Armed Forces and aid workers in Kandahar if troops remain in Afghanistan beyond 2011. Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said Friday it would make sense to continue the program for as long as such translators work with Canadians. […]

Government of Canada Launches Innovative Program to Help Newcomer Youth

LONDON, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Nov. 17, 2010) – The Government of Canada is investing more than $1.6 million to help newcomer youth and their families in London, Ed Holder, Member of Parliament for London West announced today, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism. The Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) […]

Defying Trend, Canada Lures More Migrants

As waves of immigrants from the developing world remade Canada a decade ago, the famously friendly people of Manitoba could not contain their pique. What irked them was not the Babel of tongues, the billions spent on health care and social services, or the explosion of ethnic identities. The rub was the newcomers’ preference for […]


The Canadian Immigrant Investor Program supports the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act objective “to support the development of a strong and prosperous Canadian economy, in which the benefits of immigration are shared across all regions of Canada” by attracting experienced business people and their economic resources to Canada.  Candidates for the Immigrant Investor Program must […]