US & Canada

Children below 22 years of age are now considered dependents for immigration to Canada Expanded definition of dependent children will help more families stay together in Canada

WVN – The Government of Canada has changed the definition of the age of dependants from “under 19” to “under 22,” fulfilling a key mandate commitment of the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. This change will help more immigrant families stay together. When newcomer families are able to stay together, their integration into Canada, […]

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Canada’s national francophone immigration week Statement from the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

WVN – The Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, has issued the following statement on National Francophone Immigration: “Each year National Francophone Immigration Week gives Canadians the chance to learn more about, celebrate, and promote the contribution of French-speaking immigrants to the vitality of Francophone minority communities. This week, filled with activities […]

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Immigrants make up 21.9% of Canada’s population – StatsCan In 2016, Canada had 1,212,075 new immigrants who had permanently settled in Canada from 2011 to 2016.

WVN – Statistics Canada has released results from the 2016 Census which provide a new national statistical portrait of immigration and ethnocultural diversity in Canada. On Census Day, 21.9% of the population reported they were or had ever been a landed immigrant or permanent resident in Canada. This proportion is close to the 22.3% recorded during the 1921 Census, the highest […]

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Flying to America? Get ready to be interrogated by airlines

WVN – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has authorized carriers to begin asking U.S.-bound passengers additional screening questions on over 2,000 daily flights starting on Thursday. The interrogation or conversations may include the purpose of your trip to the U.S., whether your bag has been in your possession at all times and other questions […]

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Turkish, US Diplomats Work to Ease Troubled Ties

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been critical of the U.S. and Western allies over several recent disputes. WVN – Diplomats from the United States and Turkey are working to ease tensions after disputes led the countries to place visa restrictions on each other. This past weekend, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made sharply critical […]

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The real generation emigration? What it was like to leave Ireland 30 years ago

From left to right; Ken Tracey, Dr Eibhlin Donlon-Farry and Seamus Fagan WVN – Note: This story was originally published on Independent Ireland website. Saving for years to visit home, calling friends in Ireland for 85c a minute and keeping up to date with the Irish community abroad in weekly newspapers – speaks to […]

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