News in Immigration and Refugee Law
Date May 15-17 (Wednesday-Friday), 2013
Place Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
The Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement presents its 2013 conference, Immigration and Settlement: Precarious Futures?
Toronto Board of Health passes landmark decision, demands all migrants receive health care irrespective of immigration status
Toronto Board of Health has joined a growing number of community organizations declaring its opposition to the denial of health services based on immigration status.
The head of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta is calling on doctors to see refugee patients even if they won't get paid to do it.
Ottawa's reforms to the temporary foreign worker program are only a "cosmetic" response to the public outcry over the RBC-iGate affair, say critics.
Harper Government announces reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program - Ensuring Canadians have first chance at available jobs
The federal government has announced reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).
As the Canadian government cracks down on marriage fraud, concern is being raised that officials are being too harsh, and in other cases too lenient, in deciding what is a genuine relationship.
Date Friday, May 17th, 2013
Time 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Place York Hall A100, Glendon Campus (Bayview and Lawrence), York University
Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada, will give a public lecture titled "At Home and Abroad: Refugee Rights Under Siege."
Immigration Canada says there are about 350,000 permanent residents on the list to become citizens.
If we are serious about reforming temporary worker programs, we should be building protections against exploitation, abuses, and unsafe work conditions for everyone, says this author.
Date Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Time 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Place Falconer Hall, University of Toronto Law School (on Queen's Park Crescent, right next to the Museum subway station)
Contact Emily Bates, UORAP Director
The purpose of this training is to assist community workers to help refugee claimants prepare for their refugee hearing.