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CBC News How is Canada’s immigration system different from the U.S.?

Canada has a merit-based system, while the U.S. prioritizes more family-based immigration. The CBC’s Matt Kwong tells us how the Canadian and U.S. immigration system differ in terms of type and numbers.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2018

CBC News Immigrants vs. refugees: How are people getting into Canada?

Immigrants and refugees are not the same and they’re admitted into Canada in different ways. CBC's Natasha Fatah explains how new residents come into Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/12/2018

The Current Ahmed Hussen: From Somali Refugee to Canada's Immigration Minister

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen fled on his own to Canada as a teenage refugee to escape civil war in his native country. The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti sits down with him to discuss his experiences as a refugee, immigration, Canada's relationship with the U.S. and other issues.
  • 2017
  • 00:24:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/04/2017

The National Harkat Security Certificate Upheld

This report from Terry Milewski looks a the Supreme Court ruling that the controversial security certificate is constitutional. The rarely used certificate allows the government to detain and remove non-citizens considered a security threat, using secret evidence. This case in particular centred on Mohamed Harkat but will likely have wider implications.
  • 2014
  • 00:02:48
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/17/2015

CBC News Amnesty International on the Harkat Ruling

In the wake of the Supreme Court of Canada upholding the national security certificate against terror suspect Mohamed Harkat, the head of Amnesty International Canada speaks to reporters. Alex Neve expresses disappointment and points out that the Supreme Court ruling rejecting Harkat's constitutional challenge doesn't reference a single international human rights standard. Harkat, a former pizza delivery man, was born in ...
  • 2014
  • 00:09:20
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/10/2015

News in Review - May 2008 Changing Canada’s Immigration Rules

In late March 2008, Stephen Harper’s Conservative government announced that it wanted to make some major changes to Canada’s immigration laws. The changes would give the government the power to fast-track some applications, while refusing to even consider others. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at the proposed legislation and why it is so controversial.
  • 2008
  • 00:12:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2008

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News in Review - March 1994 Refugees in Canada: Getting Through the Door

Canada's record as a welcoming host nation for refugees and its current immigration policies are examined.
  • 1994
  • 00:13:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1994

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