On June 7, 2022, Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced enhancements to the Super Visa program effective July 4, 2022. According to IRR, enhancing the Super Visa program is to “make it even easier for Canadians to reunite with their parents and grandparents, and this time, for longer.”
Housing availability and affordability have been a growing concern in Canada for a few years, especially in the last two years. In recent times, newcomers to metropolitan cities including Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal have faced the harsh reality of homelessness, with a limited supply of suitable homes in desired locations at affordable costs. The increasing inflation rate has further aggravated the situation and forced many to embark on inter-city migration.
The Ontario Working for Workers Act changed several existing Acts, three of which specifically affect immigrants: Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act (Live-in Caregivers and Others), 2009; Employment Standards Act, 2000; and Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Compulsory Trades Act, 2006. What does this mean for immigrants?
When thirty-one new Canadians swore their allegiance to the Queen in June this year, there was a slight revision to the Oath they took. This was in fulfillment of the Call to Actions 93 and 94 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Canadian citizenship test and ceremony will see more changes in the near future in honour of the indigenous people of Canada.