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Canada's plan for more immigrants aims to boost workforce, but experts say they'll need support

Geoff Nixon · CBC News · Posted: Nov 06, 2022

A plan to welcome a record number of immigrants to Canada includes bringing in needed workers, but experts and employers say more could be done to help newcomers arrive and thrive in their new home.

The federal government wants to see 1.45 million new permanent residents in Canada over the next three years, including 500,000 people in 2025.

The push comes as Canada is dealing with a shortage of workers.

Shelter serving immigrant women and refugees set to open in Hamilton

Don Mitchell Global News November 1, 2022

A women’s transition home, providing long-term shelter for immigrant, refugee and Muslim women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, is about to open in Hamilton.

The outlet, operated by Nisa Homes, expects to aid a growing immigrant population in the city requiring unique cultural or religious needs.

Growing wave of unaccompanied minors among Ukrainians fleeing to Canada

Alistair Steele · CBC News · Posted: Nov 02, 2022

Early on the morning of Feb. 24, 16-year-old Denys was jolted awake by the rumble of Ukrainian tanks racing down a nearby highway to head off the Russian invasion of his country.

Within days, the enemy had broken through and entered the teen's hometown of Bucha, the Kyiv region community that would soon become synonymous with the brutality of the occupiers.

Quebec premier says province can’t take in more immigrants after feds set 500K target

The Canadian Press November 2, 2022

Quebec Premier François Legault is maintaining that the province cannot accept more than 50,000 immigrants a year despite Ottawa’s plans to significantly raise the country’s immigration levels.

Legault told reporters Wednesday that the federal government needs to understand that Quebec is facing a special challenge to preserve the French language.

Canada to welcome 500,000 immigrants a year by 2025 as minister moves to hand-pick more newcomers

Nicholas Keung The Star Tue., Nov. 1, 2022

The federal government will use new power to hand-pick immigrants to address Canada’s skill shortages, increase the sponsorship of parents and grandparents, and begin issuing temporary visas for spouses while their permanent-residence applications are being processed.

Host families needed more than ever to help Ukrainian refugees

Barbara Latkowski Cambridge Today November 2, 2022

After fleeing war in their home country, Ukrainian refugees are arriving in Canada with limited government support, and many find themselves struggling to find jobs and places to live.

"The need for housing for Ukrainian refugees continues to grow," says Stephane Goertz, who began the Waterloo Region Grassroots Response to the Ukrainian Crisis in March.