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‘Backwards immigration process’ creating red tape for future N.S. doctors, medical resident says

By Alicia Draus & Alex Cooke Global News January 23, 2023

A medical resident who came to Nova Scotia as an international student says the province is losing out on good doctors due to immigration challenges.

For the past several years, a handful of international students have attended medical school at Dalhousie University, but due to immigration requirements some have left the province to complete their residency program.

Indian migrant arrested near U.S. border last year accused of using fake documents to apply to Ontario college

Caitlyn Gowriluk, Karen Pauls · CBC News · Posted: Jan 24, 2023

An Indian citizen who was part of the same group of migrants as a family that froze to death near the United States border in Manitoba last year has been accused of forgery in his home country, after allegedly using fake documents to apply to study in Canada.

Canada should fly vulnerable Afghans directly here, do checks after: advocate

Rachel Gilmore Global News January 22, 2023

Afghans who are facing immediate, high risks from the Taliban should be brought straight into Canada now, an advocate says.

Canada can worry about identification checks, such as fingerprinting, afterwards, Tim Laidler of the Veterans Transition Network told host Mercedes Stephenson in an interview for The West Block.

Ukrainian refugee finds hope and new opportunity through Ottawa Mission program

CTV News Dave Charbonneau Thursday, January 12th 2023

The Food Services Training Program at the Ottawa Mission is a free program that gives the most vulnerable a chance to turn their lives around.

The program is helping one Ukrainian refugee start a new life in a new country.

Tetiana Kitsynenko is a Ukrainian refugee who has just graduated from the Chef Ric's Food Services Training Program at the Ottawa Mission. 

Opinion: Coming to a new country as a refugee can be overwhelming

Rosemary Legge Fort Erie Post Thursday, January 19, 2023

Uprooting yourself from what is comfortable and known can be overwhelming and scary. Traversing the highways and byways, moving into a new home, changing careers, or other major changes can make the best of us feel stressed and uncertain. For many, these changes can be even more pronounced when they result from persecution, war, or other trauma.