Federal immigration lottery backfires

Canada’s new immigration lottery was supposed to ensure that the system for bringing parents and grandparents to Canada was transparent, fair and speedy. That’s not how it worked out. Read the full story in the National Observer.

Canada broke privacy rules

Canada broke its own privacy rules when it launched a program to share 1.2 million immigration files with the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Brenda McPhail, director of the privacy, technology and surveillance project of the Canadian Civil...

Canada expands spy pact to include immigration data

Personal details about Canadian residents and visitors – but not Canadian citizens – will be automatically available to officials in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom under an expansion of the ‘Five Eyes’ spy system. Read the story...
Huge surge in international students

Huge surge in international students

Last year saw a record surge in international students living in Canada. Polestar News, on the Student Immigration Network, has a full package of stories about what is fuelling the phenomenon, which provinces are the winners and where exactly students are coming...