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Marriage in a foreign land: Booklet to outline family law for newcomers

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With the number of speakers of immigrant languages growing faster on P.E.I. than anywhere in the country, the Community Legal Information Association is reaching out to newcomers in seven different languages. Eliza MacLauchlan, public legal education and information officer with the association, said 40 to 50 per cent of their …

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Group offers assistance to federal government in resettling Yazidi

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Volunteer organization pitches partnership to help people OTTAWA — Winnipeg volunteers are asking the federal government to let them help reach the Liberals’ goal of bringing hundreds of Yazidi refugees to Canada by the end of the year. “We are offering ourselves to help, to partner with them,” Hadji Hesso, …

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Vulnerable newcomers targeted by street gangs

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After being hailed as a pioneer in successfully resettling newcomers, Winnipeg is trying to nip an old problem in the bud — street gangs that target refugee youth. “Until a year and a half ago, it was pretty calm,” said Matthew Fast, mentorship and outreach program manager at the NEEDS …

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IRCC Invites 2,000 Candidates to Apply in November 8 Express Entry Draw

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited 2,000 candidates in the Express Entry pool to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a draw that took place the morning of Wednesday, November 8. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of the lowest-ranked candidate issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) was 458. This …

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House of Peace fundraising dinner expected to serve 1,000

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The House of Peace is set to welcome hundreds of temporary neighbours Monday. About 1,000 people are expected to take part in a fundraising dinner at the RBC Convention Centre Monday evening for Holy Names House of Peace, a transitional housing non-profit for newcomers to Canada in the heart of …