Refugees -- Canada  

CBC News The journey from refugee to police officer

Alain Arakaza arrived in Canada in 2009 as a refugee. Now he's about to become a Toronto police officer.
  • 2019
  • 00:01:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/25/2019

The National Syrian refugee family reunites with parents in Canada

Reporter Susan Ormiston witnessed an extraordinary reunion in Windsor, Ont., as a Syrian refugee family welcomed their parents to Canada.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2019

CBC News What happens when an asylum seeker gets picked up at the border?

One of the first things that happens when an asylum seeker crosses the border is they are taken to the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA). We explain how the CBSA determines someone’s eligibility to make a refugee claim.
  • 2017
  • 00:01:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2018

CBC News Are border crossers breaking the law and jumping the queue?

When an asylum-seeker crosses the Canadian border, there are two laws and refugee systems at play.
  • 2017
  • 00:01:54
  • 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 National The inspiring journeys of three Canadian teenagers

The National shares the inspiring journeys of three Canadian teenagers who have all experienced hardship, but are using their challenges to bring about change in their communities.
  • 2018
  • 00:09:51
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/11/2018

The National Carol Off's journey to save a source

Carol Off, host of As It Happens and former CBC Television reporter, could never have guessed that she would spend years trying to help an Afghan man and his family escape danger after he gave her an important interview on a notorious warlord in Afghanistan. "My rules are that you don't get involved, you don't look back. But this time it's different. ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/29/2017

Canada: The Story of Us The Canadian Experiment (1976-1999)

Canada seeks to navigate the complexities of its diverse population, keeping its borders open to those who have nowhere else to turn while trying to negotiate a new relationship with Indigenous peoples. This unique example of nationhood serves as an example for the world as Canada moves into the 21st century. Features stories/events include: the Vietnamese boat people, the Oka ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 10

This episode of Exhibitionists look at people who create and why they do it, with host Amanda Parris.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/26/2017

The Fifth Estate Under attack: The Quebec mosque shooting and anger in America over Trump's immigration ban

On January 29, 2017, a young man in Quebec entered a mosque and fired his rifle into the crowd, killing six worshippers. On the same weekend, tens of thousands gather across North America to protest what they see as President Trump's discriminatory bans on Muslim immigrants and refugees. Do these events point to a more fearful future? Do they suggest ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/22/2017

News in Review - February 2017 One Year On: Canada’s Syrian Refugee Program

A year after settling in Canada, thousands of Syrian refugees are ​facing a new challenge as their government sponsor​ship​ is about to end. It hasn’t been easy for every immigrant, and some are struggling. The CBC​'s​ Susan Ormiston met the Tonbari family​ over a year ago​ in Lebanon as they were fleeing Syria, their war torn homeland. She went back ...
  • 2017
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/20/2017

News in Review - October 2016 Syrian Refugees: Resettling the Farwans​

In late 2015 to 2016, Canada opened its doors to more than 31,000 Syrian refugees fleeing their war-torn homeland. Many newcomers left everything behind to get their family to safety. The Farwans are one such family who resettled in Lethbridge, Alberta. Mother, father and eight children are starting life over in a foreign land. The CBC’s Adrienne Arsenault spent time ...
  • 2016
  • 00:19:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/19/2016

News in Review - February 2016 Syrian Arrivals: Canada Welcomes the First Refugees

Canada is bringing 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the deadline of February 29. This News in Review story looks at the process to bring the refugees here from neighbouring Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. We also meet the students of an Ontario public school preparing for the arrival of a family they are sponsoring.
  • 2016
  • 00:19:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/16/2016

Definitely Not the Opera Swimming to Freedom: The Incredible Story of Yahya Samatar Classroom Favourites

How far would you go for freedom? As the refugee crisis continues to grip the world's attention, DNTO dedicates an episode to one man's harrowing journey from Somalia to the banks of Manitoba's Red River.
  • 2015
  • 00:54:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/07/2015

CBC News Syrian Refugee Crisis: Lessons from Vietnamese Boat People

As desperate migrants from the Middle East and Africa make their way across Europe, many in Canada are reminded of another refugee crisis that hit close to home. In the late '70s and early '80s, Canada took in 60,000 refugees, at the time often called the "Vietnamese boat people." CBC reporter Judy Trinh was four years old when her family ...
  • 2015
  • 00:05:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/02/2015

CBC News The Journey from Syria to Canada

Danny Ramadan fled war-torn Syria in 2011 and eventually came to Vancouver in September 2014.
  • 2015
  • 00:05:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/17/2015

The Fifth Estate Voyage of the Black Dragon

It was a desperate gamble: more than 130 Chinese migrants spent months in squalid conditions below the deck of an old fishing boat, risking their lives for a chance for a better life in America. But those dreams were defeated when the crew of the Black Dragon left them stranded on a remote island off the coast of British Columbia ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/12/2014

The National Karen Refugees: Fleeing Burma's Forgotten War

In recent years, Canada has accepted 2,000 Karen people in to the country. The Karen make up about seven percent of the population of Myanmar, formally known as Burma, and for decades they've been fighting what's called the Forgotten War with the Burmese military. Patrick Brown introduces us to a Karen woman and her family as they leave behind a ...
  • 2006
  • 00:21:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - October 2010 The Tamil Boat People Controversy

In mid-August, a rusty merchant ship was intercepted off the coast of British Columbia. On board were almost 500 Sri Lankan Tamils, hoping to be granted refugee status in Canada. In this News in Review story we’ll look at their desperate journey and why they left Sri Lanka. We’ll also examine the controversy over what to do with them.
  • 2010
  • 00:15:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2010

News in Review - October 1999 Chinese Boat People: Human Cargo

In a nation that was built by people escaping harsh conditions in search of a better life, immigration and refugee policies have been issues about which many Canadians often feel ambivalent or perplexed. When illegal migrants land on our shores unexpectedly and under harsh conditions, our principles and sympathies can be severely put to the test. Determining what is the ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1999

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