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Canada immigration

Bill Gates at the Emerging Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference

Bill Gates says Trudeau's approach to immigration, refugees good for business

Canada's open approach to immigration and its willingness to welcome tens of thousands of Syrian refugees is an "enlightened" move that will benefit the country's business sector, Microsoft co-...

Federal Court opens door for former KGB employee to rejoin family in Canada

Mikhail Lennikov voluntarily left six years of church sanctuary in Vancouver just months before a Federal Court overturned his failed application for permanent residence.

B.C. wife, husband "stuck" after IRA-related refugee claim turned down

British ex-soldier is main caregiver for his disabled wife and cannot afford a plane ticket home - but Elizabeth May has stepped in to figh their corner.

The Belonging Project explores what it takes to belong in Vancouver

The Belonging Project explores what it takes to belong in Vancouver by introducing viewers to their neighbours.

CBSA puts restrictions on Border Security show after public pressure

A controversial episode of the National Geographic series BORDER SECURITY: Canada’s Front Line will not be broadcast, the president of production company Force Four Rob Bromley confirmed today....

Canada's anti-Asian immigration policy revisited in SFU Library’s new Komagata Maru website

SFU recently hosted a symposium to discuss the Komagata Maru (1914) and celebrate the launch of a new website dedicated to documenting this infamous incident from Canada’s history.

Immigration troubles headline at 2011 Vancouver Folk Music Festival

As the 34th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival came to a close on Sunday, tales of troubles at the Canadian border became a common theme. By the end of this year’s Festival, some members of the...

Howard Kornblum's fight for Canadian citizenship

If Howard Kornblum was going to prove he is a Canadian citizen, he had to find out where his mother was on January 1, 1947. That was the day (nine years before his birth) that Canadian citizenship...