Be wary of Haiti immigration scams: officials

Canadian immigration officials are warning members of Montreal’s Haitian community to be wary of companies promising to help accelerate the immigration process for their loved ones affected by last week’s earthquake. For a second day in a row, hundreds of Montrealers have queued in front of the Montreal offices of immigration consulting firm Immigration International […]

A ‘happy day’ as Haitian orphans arrive in Canada

OTTAWA-Twenty-four Haitian orphans stepped off an Air Canada A330 on Sunday into frigid cold to begin new lives in Canada. The children, ages 9 months to 11 years, were wrapped in blankets and whisked into the Canada Reception Centre. They are the first wave of some 180 expected to be approved for adoption by Canadian […]

Canada to speed up immigration requests from Haiti

TORONTO — The Canadian government says it will expedite immigration applications from Haitians with family in Canada and give immigration priority to Haitians adversely affected by the devastating earthquake. Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said Saturday that Haitians currently in Canada temporarily will also be allowed to extend their stay. Canada will also prioritize pending adoption […]

Canada considers fast-tracking Haitian immigration

The Canadian government says it is looking into a plan to help fast-track immigration from Haiti in the wake of the earthquake that has crippled the Caribbean country. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday he and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney have been discussing ways to ease immigration and refugee rules to allow more Haitians into […]

First wave of evacuees from Haiti headed to Canada

OTTAWA — The federal government is evacuating Canadians from Haiti and may institute a humanitarian immigration program to allow hundreds or thousands of Haitians into Canada. The first 100 Canadians evacuated from Haiti by this country’s military are en route to Montreal via the Dominican Republic and are scheduled to arrive at 11:30 p.m. ET […]

Canada responds as 100,000 feared dead

The defence department’s Disaster Assistance Relief Team will deploy to Haiti, Defence Minister Peter MacKay announced Wednesday, following Tuesday’s deadly earthquake. The only question is when and how to balance the need for medical professionals to treat the sick and wounded against the need for engineers and infrastructure specialists who can prop up damaged bridges […]