Category Archives: Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Crime-Fighting Immigration Legislation Becomes Law

The Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act has officially become law, making it easier to deport foreign criminals from Canada. Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney welcomed the grant of Royal Assent to the legislation: “This new law will … Continue reading

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Eight More Countries Considered “Safe” By Canada’s Refugee System

As part of an effort to reduce the number of bogus asylum claims made in Canada, the federal government has added eight countries to its list of designated countries of origin, which are those it considers as having strong protection … Continue reading

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Canadian Government to Implement New Refugee Rules on December 15th

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced on Friday that new rules to clamp down on abuse of Canada’s refugee program will come into force on December 15th. The new rules are a reaction to an increase in bogus asylum claims … Continue reading

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Canadian Immigration Department Enacts New Marriage Sponsorship Rules

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) introduced new spousal immigration sponsorship regulations today to reduce the incidence of marriage fraud. The new rules require sponsored spouses who have no children with their sponsor to be in a live-in relationship with their … Continue reading

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Iranian Immigrants Being Singled Out For Extra Scrutiny by Canadian Government

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said this week that Iranians applying for immigration to Canada are being “rigorously” screened by the Canadian government for links to the Iranian political leadership. Kenney cited the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), saying it … Continue reading

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Company Gets Fined $12,000 for Hiring Illegal Immigrants

In a case more reminiscent of American immigration woes, a Manitoba company has been fined $12,000 for hiring three Filipinos in Canada illegally. The workers,¬†Antonio Laroya, Arnisito Gaviola and Ermie Zotomayor, began working for a Shell gas station owned by … Continue reading

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Conservative Government Introduces ‘Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act’

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney last week introduced legislation to speed up the deportation of foreign criminals from Canada. Under current laws, some refugee claimants who have been convicted of crimes have been able to delay their deportation for years through … Continue reading

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