News

Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

Here we post new publications (studies, reports), government notices and more.

What is the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement?

Tom Yun CTVNews Thursday, October 6, 2022

The Supreme Court of Canada will take time to weigh arguments about the constitutionality of an 18-year refugee agreement between Ottawa and Washington after hearing a challenge Thursday from claimants and human rights advocates.

The Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) allows Canada to turn away asylum seekers seeking entry from the U.S. at official land border crossings.

Number of immigrants in Guelph to grow more than 60% by 2041, Statistics Canada says

Graeme McNaughton Guelph Mercury Monday, October 3, 2022

More and more immigrants will be calling Guelph home in the years and decades ahead.

According to data released in September by Statistics Canada, the number of first-generation immigrants in the area is expected to grow substantially through 2041, reaching approximately 60,000 people by then, representing growth of more than 60 per cent from what was seen in 2020.

Inflation hits international students hard, with some turning to food banks

Nono Shen The Canadian Press Oct. 2, 2022

Laughter lights up the gathering twilight at Langara College in Vancouver, where first-year health science student Jagiit Singh is chatting with friends next to the school's fountain.

But his smile fades when he's asked about the cost of living in Canada since moving from India last year.

Ottawa wants Black class-action discrimination lawsuit dismissed

Jacques Gallant The Record Tue., Oct. 4, 2022

The federal government wants a court to dismiss a proposed class-action lawsuit brought by Black Canadian civil servants alleging systemic discrimination.

In a notice filed with the Federal Court on Monday, the government argues the plaintiffs should instead go through the grievance process, and that the court therefore doesn’t have jurisdiction to deal with the case.

No help for undocumented workers

Star Editorial Board Sun., Sept. 25, 2022

There had been hopes the federal government was poised to unveil significant immigration reforms that would put many temporary residents on a path to permanent residency.

Unfortunately, those hopes appear to have been misplaced. What was unveiled last week was an underwhelming collection of warmed-over measures that the federal immigration department already had underway.

Canada sees fastest population growth since 1957, driven mostly by immigration: StatCan

Aya Al-Hakim  Global News September 28, 2022

Canada has seen its highest population growth rate since the height of the baby boom, mostly driven by immigration, according to Statistics Canada data released Wednesday.

As of July 1, the number of people living in Canada sat at an estimated 38.9 million, an increase of 0.7 per cent, or 284,982 people, from April 1, 2022.