Articles tagged with: Immigration
The world’s best and brightest entrepreneurs from around the world, with ideas for new business ventures and financial backing from Canadian investors, can apply to the brand-new Start-Up Visa Program as of April 1, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced mid April.
A panel of academics in the history and social domains came together on October 5 to discuss Immigration and Oral History—the Opportunities and Hazards at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. Steven Schwinghamer, a historian at Pier 21’s Museum of Immigration, spoke about the problems with the oral history process.
Mayoral candidates came together for a multicultural conversation on 26 September at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax and almost all were unanimous about the fact that racism and prejudice are very much alive.
The proposed regulatory changes announced to the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) will now allow Canada to better select skilled workers who can “hit the ground running” upon arrival. “The Federal Skilled Worker Program is Canada’s largest economic immigration program,” said Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney.
While Rick Santorum openly discussed his Christian faith – and said it would not influence his would-be presidential decision-making – voters remain uncertain as to what role Mitt Romney’s faith may play should he become president.
In Halifax, many migrant mothers will be celebrating mother’s day twice this year. They celebrated on the second Sunday in May, the official day in Canada, and will celebrate again on the day it is observed in their country of origin.
A citizenship ceremony held at the Canada Games Centre on 10 May was kicked-off with a Roundtable discussion on the challenges and opportunities of immigration to Canada.
A symposium hosted at Saint Mary’s University on March 23, presented ideas on the theme “My Place, My Home: The Settlement of Refugees in Halifax.” It was hosted by Atlantic Metropolis. Shiva Noorpanah of Atlantic Metropolis presented some of the challenges Afghan refugee women have experienced in Canada. She rejected the notion that refugees are a “voiceless people—a people, who deprived of citizenship are deprived of rights.”
A forum designed to ignite questions on what role Ethnic Media plays in fostering integration and active citizenship of newcomers to Canada was held at the Pier 21 Museum of Immigration in Halifax on 16 February 2012.
A forum on Immigration: Becoming a Welcoming Society was held at the Keshen Goodman Library in Halifax on 31 January. The forum was called to address immigration issues in the province, discuss ideas on how mainstream communities can participate in the settlement of newcomers and become a welcoming community.