Canadian Immigration News: July 28th, 2017

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A Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim has been in a North Korean detention center since January 2015. It has been 900 days and still counting since Hyeon has felt freedom. Hyeon Soo Lim was the leader of Mississauga’s Light Presbyterian Church. He went missing during a humanitarian missions trip in North Korea. The country confirmed that they did arrest Lim, who is now 62 years old, for plotting to overthrow their leader’s authoritarian regime. Hyeon Soo Lim was sentenced to a life sentence of hard-labour in a North Korean camp. An American journalist said Lim is digging holes eight hours a day, six days a week. Recently, there has been contacted to arrange a meeting “in the humanitarian spirit” between Hyeon Soo Lim and a Swedish Embassy diplomat. “Any type of contact is always good,” said a Toronto lawyer. This is the first glimpse of hope we have seen with the Canadian pastor held captive in North Korea.

Hyeon Soo Lim Canada


Many newspapers in India have been running ads asking for brides to commit fraud marriages to exploit Canada’s international student visa system. These families are requesting young women, with the correct required qualifications to come to Canada as international students to marry their sons. The sons will then qualify for the spousal visa as part of the applications. In many cases, the son’s family offers to cover all the education costs of the woman/bride. The marriage can last up to a few years until the son is qualified for permanent resident status and eventually citizenship. This fraud and illegal program shows the lengths that families will go to give their sons the opportunity of living in Canada.

Indian Marraige


You may have heard about the Afghan girl’s robotic team who were banned from entering the U.S. for a competition then later allowed. There was another scandal this week involving two teenage members of the Burundi robotics team that went missing after a contest in the United States. It broke the news on Thursday that the two crossed into Canada from the US. A Metropolitan Police said that they “have been located safely.” Another Policeman declined to comment where they were found and why they crossed the Canadian border. Although they declined to comment on the matter, authorities said there are no indications of foul play. Some people may have thought they crossed into Canada to seek asylum.

Teens Crossing Canada Border


Other Canadian Immigration Stories This Week:

  1. Burundi robotics teenagers crossed into Canada after U.S. contest – Police
  2. 2 members of missing African robotics team crossed into Canada, police say
  3. Why startups could start flocking to other countries, the challenge facing the future of work, and more
  4. Mid-Summer Provincial Nominee Program Update
  5. Murdered girl’s family beg for US visa to attend funeral
  6. Visa issues take spotlight after Burundi teens exit robotics event 
  7. The Latest: Burundi teens’ exit highlights visa concerns
  8. Canada changed immigration rules 50 years ago and in doing so changed the country
  9. Cautious glimmer of hope for Canadian pastor held 900 days in North Korea
  10. Immigration officials working on case of Winnipeg Yazidi woman and injured son
  11. How Foreign And Domestic Law Graduates Can Compete In A Tight Legal Market
  12. Students get info about courses in Canada
  13. Visa delay adds uncertainty for CT immigrant-entrepreneurs
  14. Fake websites lead to hundreds of complaints from travelers scammed before Canada visits
  15. New citizenship study guide highlights Indigenous Peoples, Canadian responsibilities
  16. Douglas Todd: Why Canadians need to debate immigration economics
  17. Fraud Marriages Target Canada International Students
  18. Family in ‘shock’ after permanent residency denied by Immigration Canada due to daughter’s disability
  19. American family can’t stay in Canada due to child’s epilepsy, developmental delay
  20. Is it difficult to find a job in Canada?


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