Seeking Asylum in Canada

The latest news about refugees seeking asylum in Canada, new rules for refugees, and any changes to Canada’s asylum system.

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Saudi Teen Receives Asylum in Canada

January 27, 2019 / /

Saudi Teen Flees Alleged Familial Abuse While on holiday  in Kuwait with her family, Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun fled to Thailand. She arrived in Thailand on January 5, 2019. Mohammed had originally planned on flying to Australia but decided instead to enter Thailand. Once in Bangkok, at the Suvarnabhumi Airport, Mohammed tweeted that she was seeking […]

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Old Olympic Stadium Turned into Refugee Welcome Center

August 9, 2017 / /

Canada has seen a significant increase of asylum seekers crossing the border from the United States seeking a new life in Canada. Local authorities in Quebec, Canada have repurposed Montreal’s old, unused, Olympic Stadium into a new refugee welcome center for these asylum seekers. The local government agency that helps refugees are called PRAIDA; this […]

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Canadian Government Cuts Legal Aid for Refugees

July 18, 2017 / /

Recently, B.C. (British Columbia), Canada decided that they will no longer provide legal aid to immigrants and refugees due to lack of funding. Without the funding for legal aid to immigrants and refugees, many immigration specialists believe it will put people at risk of deportation as their cases will not proceed without an immigration lawyer. […]

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Refugees in Canada- Starbucks has Hiring Plans

March 25, 2017 / /

Starbucks Announces Hiring 10,000 Refugees by 2018 Now that the original travel ban and the revised travel ban has come and gone, many people fear the future of refugees in America. Thankfully, companies are working to better the lives of refugees looking for a safe and better start to their new life. Starbucks, the highly […]

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Canada Accepts What the U.S. is Turning Away

January 30, 2017 / /

i Canada to offer temporary residency to travelers stranded by U.S Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been the front runner for promoting a safe environment for refugees fleeing their dangerous homeland. He has been watching the United States this week and the changes that the President has enforced. Canada has offered to house travelers stranded […]

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300,000+ New Immigrants planned for Canada in 2016

March 9, 2016 / /

      New target for Canada Immigration Over the course of this year, the Canadian government is determined to welcome up to 305,00 new permanent residents in its 2016 Immigration Levels Plan. This is the first time in a long time where the Canadian government has set a target of 300,000 or greater for […]

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Canada to Resettle 10,000 Syrian Refugees Over 3 Years

January 19, 2015 / /

As recently reported by CBC News, Canada has answered the UN’s plea and will welcome another 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next three years. Immigration Minister Chris Alexander made the announcement in Toronto last week following the United Nations Refugee Agency’s global appeal to resettle a staggering 100,000 refugees globally. Canada’s Pledge According to Alexander, around 60 per cent of the […]

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Canada Now Stricter on Immigrant and Refugee Children

September 10, 2014 / /

Canada has toughened its stance on immigrant and refugee children, with changes that came into play on August 1st, 2014. It’s been described as a “quiet” move by the Canadian government, but these changes certainly have not gone unnoticed. Canada Gets Tough on Immigrant and Refugee Children In fact, the changes are very significant and […]

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Refugees in Canada Face Higher Risk of Loss of Status and Deportation

August 21, 2014 / /

The Immigration and Refugee Act (IRPA) has recently come under scrutiny. Accusations claim amendments that were made back in 2012 put refugees in Canada in a vulnerable position. Refugees In Canada and the Higher Risk of Deportation The changes meant that anyone with refugee privileges in Canada (who did not yet have Canadian citizenship) may […]

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Is the New Asylum System in Canada Working?

March 10, 2014 / /

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hello. This is Michael Niren. I’m an immigration lawyer and founder of VisaPlace.com. Many people are asking the question, “Is the new Canadian asylum system actually working?” The Effect of the New Asylum System in Canada According to CIC, it is. There is about an 87% reduction in […]

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