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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 […]

Everyone's a winner

Toronto and the Golden Horseshoe didn’t just win a sporting event when it was named host city for the 2015 Pan Am Games. It will change the landscape of 16 municipalities from Niagara Falls to Minden to Oshawa. The Games will have a cultural as much as a sporting impact and it’s an economic booster […]

Critics press Ottawa for visitor-visa appeals process

  When Panita Chumchantha decided to tie the knot this past September, she wanted her Thai roots represented at her Canadian wedding. The 31-year-old, who was adopted by a Canadian family years ago, longed to have her biological sister fly over from Thailand for her special day. But the wish went unfulfilled: her sister was […]

Toronto wins 2015 Pan Am Games

Finally, Toronto is a winner, awarded the 2015 Pan Am Games on a first-ballot vote Friday. The victory seems all the more sweet since the city and region have lost two Olympic bids, two Commonwealth Games bids in Hamilton and couldn’t even get a bid for the world expo off the ground. “Our commitment, our […]

Province to teach money skills in schools

Ontario students will start learning money smarts as early as Grade 4, when Queen’s Park rolls out a new financial literacy curriculum in September 2011. Prompted by growing debt levels among Canadian youths and reckless personal spending habits that helped trigger the global credit crunch, the province will design lessons that can be worked into […]

Newcomers to Canada benefit from the Library Settlement Partnership at Ottawa Public Library

  Ottawa Public Library (OPL) staff, along with partners from Citizenship and Immigration Canada and various settlement agencies, celebrated the Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) program, a service now available at the OPL that will help newcomers to Ottawa more successfully settle and integrate into their new home. Made possible through a three-way partnership between Citizenship […]