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New regulations on migrant farm workers should tackle employer/employee power imbalances

February 1, 2023 The Conversation Stephanie Mayell, C. Susana Caxaj &Janet McLaughlin

The government of Canada recently amended the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations to include new employer obligations. These amendments are intended to enhance protections for migrant workers and ensure the integrity of the government’s temporary foreign worker program.

Why doesn’t Canada treat Afghan refugees like Ukrainians? Because they aren’t ‘white and Christian,’ complaint alleges

Stephanie Levitz The Star Fri., Feb. 3, 2023

OTTAWA – Afghan-Canadians are formally accusing the federal government of discrimination over the difference between immigration programs for Afghans and Ukrainians trying to flee violence in their home countries.

TD strikes deal with Canada immigration site as newcomers surge

Kevin Orland, Bloomberg News January 31, 2023

Gerry Butts, vice chair of Eurasia Group and former principal secretary to the prime minister of Canada, joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss the inclusion of Canada in Eurasia Group's Top Risks 2023 report. Butts speaks about the risks Canada faces from China and from growing divisiveness in the United States, and also mentions the advantages Canada has which other countries do not.

She came to Hamilton after escaping war in Ukraine — now she's helping others do the same

Bobby Hristova · CBC News · Posted: Feb 02, 2023

A month after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Hanna Trofimova said she had a deadly dilemma on her hands.

"My idea was to stay there because I felt sorry for my husband — he's still there — but his idea was to go as far as possible ... because we have two kids," the 46-year-old Ukrainian told CBC Hamilton.

Montreal community groups call for help with influx of asylum seekers

CBC News · Posted: Jan 25, 2023

Community groups from across Montreal say they are being stretched to the breaking point by the rise in asylum seekers and refugees settling in the city.

"What we see is, on the ground, claimants going in places they would never go to ask for things that, normally, they would have access to," said Eva Gracia-Turgeon.

Montreal health-care services work to improve asylum seekers' journey to parenthood after Roxham Road

CBC News · Posted: Jan 25, 2023

When she crossed the Canadian border via Roxham Road last year, Géraldine Bertrand felt a deep sense of relief.

"When I got there, I was at peace, I felt safe, it was the first time in my life that I had that feeling," she said. "It was the best day of my life. I slept like a child."

Students, workers from Iran plead to speed up spousal work permits

Dilshad Burmanabout City News January 27, 2023

Editor’s note: The names of the participants in this story have been changed for their safety and that of their families in Iran.

For newlywed international student Sarah, her education and part-time job have taken a back seat as she grapples with the anxiety of a seemingly endless wait to see her husband again.

Hamilton, Ont. chef facing deportation gets extension to stay in Canada, says attorney

Don Mitchell Global News January 27, 2023

A Hamilton-based chef who says he’s been repeatedly denied protected refugee status in Canada will not be deported this weekend as per an order from the federal government.

Attorney Joshua Makori told 900 CHML’s the Scott Radley show that his client John Mulwa has been allowed to stay in Canada for another 18 months on a temporary residence permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.