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Ontario’s diversity draws newcomers

Ontario Minister Laura Albanese spoke to the federal Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Ahmed Hussen, and reiterated Ontario’s open door stance with respect to receiving immigrants and refugees from all countries, irrespective of race, ethnicity or faith.“Ontario’s economic and social strength is built on our traditions of openness and diversity,” she said. “Since December 2015, Ontario has received approximately 20,000 refugees, including over 16,000 refugees fleeing the Syrian crisis and the remainder coming from other countries across the globe.“Communities across the province have embraced our new neighbours and through the collaborative efforts of...


Posted: Mar 2, 2017



Canadian citizenship is much valued

John McCallum, minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, welcomed new citizens at a special citizenship ceremony in conjunction with York Regional Police in Aurora. It was his first citizenship ceremony as minister last year.In the past 10 years, Canada has welcomed over 1,500,000 proud new Canadians. While citizenship ceremonies are held year-round all across the country, each year, in October, Canadians take a week to reflect on and celebrate the rights and responsibilities all Canadian citizens share.Citizenship Week is also a great opportunity to welcome new Canadians and many people attend a citizenship ceremony or organize a reaffirmation ceremony in their communities, place...


Posted: Oct 31, 2016



A Canadian celebration of diversity

With newcomers identifying more than 230 countries of birth on the National Household Survey, they bring a rich diversity of cultural and religious festivals and practices to our country. This month, Canadians will celebrate Thanksgiving, Dusserah, Diwali, and children will dress up and go trick-or-treating for Halloween. Just a few short months ago, thousands of Muslims across Canada fasted during Ramadan and then joyously celebrated Eid with family and friends.The communities gather at churches, mosques, gurudwaras and temples spread all across the country, and share their pride in their countries of origin and their heritage at exuberant street parades, festivals and carnivals.Caribbean...


Posted: Oct 4, 2016



More French-speaking newcomers headed for Francophone minority communities outside of Quebec

Canadian employers hiring skilled French-speaking temporary workers from abroad who want to work in Francophone minority communities outside of Quebec will be exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment, making it easier for to hire them.Before launching Mobilité Francophone, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada consulted and collaborated with Francophone minority communities and organizations across Canada to ensure that the new temporary work permit stream of the International Mobility Program aligns with the communities’ interests and needs.“Immigration, both temporary and permanent, has a role to play in supporting vital, vibrant Francophone minority communities...


Posted: Jul 4, 2016



Toronto celebrates newcomers

Crowds at Toronto Newcomer Day at Nathan Phillips SquareToronto Mayor John Tory hosted the annual Toronto Newcomer Day festivities at City Hall recently to welcome newcomers to Toronto and to celebrate their contributions. John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and Senator Ratna Omidvar, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Global Diversity Exchange at Ryerson University, were special guests and participants in the event. One of the many highlights of the day was a citizenship ceremony for 60 candidates who took the Oath of Citizenship in the City Hall Council Chamber.“Every year, Toronto welcomes thousands of people from around the world,” said Tory. “The...


Posted: Jul 4, 2016



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