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 […]

Wife of minister given Order of Ontario

Seven medical doctors top the list of inductees into this year’s Order of Ontario, including the wife of a freshly minted cabinet minister. Dr. Samantha Nutt, a co-founder of the charity War Child Canada, received the honour Monday just one week after her husband, Dr. Eric Hoskins, was sworn in as Ontario’s minister of citizenship […]

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 […]

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 […]

Prime Minister Speaks on Canadian Immigration Fast-tracking

Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper spoke at an Indo-Canadian gala event held in downtown Toronto on Saturday, April 19, 2008. In his speech, he repeated his government’s desire to implement the proposed legislative changes to revise the Canadian immigration system. The changes would place highly coveted immigrants – like doctors or other skilled labourers – […]