04 Oct The number of Ukrainians arriving in Canada under the CUAET nears 100,000
The number of Ukrainians arriving in Canada under the CUAET nears 100,000
On October 3, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) updated the number of Ukrainian newcomers arriving in Canada under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET). According to the latest update, between January 1 and October 2, 2022, 14,785 Ukrainians arrived in Canada by land, and an additional 83,771 arrived by air. Between March 17 and September 28, 2022, IRCC received 588,290 applications under the CUAET. The applications of 288,957 Ukrainian nationals have been approved so far.
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More and more Muslim immigrants settle in Newfoundland and Labrador
On October 3, 2022, the Ministry of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills of Newfoundland and Labrador recognized October as Islamic History Month. Gerry Byrne, Immigration Minister of the province, joined with the Muslim Association and highlighted the expanding role of Muslim communities. Since the early 1980s, Muslim communities in Newfoundland and Labrador have grown immensely. Muslim families come from all corners of the world and have become one of the fastest-growing groups in the area, with more than 7500 Muslims living throughout the province.
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20,351 Afghan refugees arrived in Canada since August 2021
On October 3, 2022, the Government of Canada made a new update regarding the Afghan refugees arriving in the country. According to the last update, Canada has accepted 946 more Afghan refugees since September 16, 2022. As of now, Canada has welcomed a total of 20,351 Afghan refugees. The Government of Canada aimed to bring at least 40,000 Afghan nationals to Canada through special programs for Afghan refugees and via the special immigration program for Afghan residents who assisted Canadian forces in Afghanistan.
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Jean Boulet will no longer be Immigration Minister after the provincial elections in Quebec
Regardless of the outcome of Quebec’s general election, the province’s immigration minister Jean Boulet will be departing his position. Boulet had come under fire recently for his comments on the eve of election day when he argued during a debate that “80 percent of immigrants go to Montreal, do not work, do not speak French, or do not adhere to Quebec society’s values.” The provincial immigration minister’s comments later drew an immediate backlash from his political opponents, the mayor of Montreal, and immigration advocates.