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  1. Door to Canada is still open: top envoy

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode greg.torode@scmp.com Canada's top diplomat yesterday insisted the welcome mat was still out for Hongkongers amid a host of immigration reforms now underway. Visiting Hong Kong at the start of a swing through the region, Foreign Minister John Baird spoke of the importance of ongoing Asian immigration to Canada's social and economic well-being, and insisted ...

  2. Canada No 1 destination for maids

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... the best of the best because, compared to Canada, it's nothing,' said Eni Lestari, a spokeswoman for the Asian Migrants Coordinating Body. Singapore- economically developed and wealthy ... of abode after a set number of years. At the other extreme is Canada. Its 35,000 live-in caregivers get paid the same minimum wage as Canadian citizens and can apply for permanent residency after ...

  3. Canada cracks down on bogus marriages for immigration fraud

    Posted Sep 14th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... on bogus marriages is the reason about two in every five applicants from southern China and Hong Kong are denied permanent residency in Canada, Jason Kenney (pictured), the country's ... to help crack down on immigration fraud, including fake spousal sponsorships. This month, Canada's immigration department started accepting such applications online. Kenney is currently ...

  4. Pregnant HK woman arrested in Canada over sex trafficking ring

    Posted Dec 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A pregnant Hong Kong woman was arrested in Canada for her alleged involvement in a countrywide sex trade ring. Wong Siu-ling, 36, is also a mother of three and is in the custody of the Canada Border Services Agency, pending deportation to Hong Kong because she has overstayed her visa. However, she denied any involvement in the sex ring, reports said. Wong ...

  5. Canada recaptures HK kidnapper who escaped from jail

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger in Vancouver Chan Chi-wai, a Hongkonger convicted for one of Canada's most infamous kidnappings, escaped from a British Columbia prison in December, just one day after ... according to the Canada Border Services Agency. But that transfer could be held up, possibly for years, if Chan made a refugee application or convinced immigration officials that there was a threat ...

  6. Politics and upheaval still ruling Canada

    Posted Dec 08th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong Vancouver Canada has just gone through a week of unprecedented political upheaval. Just two months ago, the country went to the polls and elected another minority government. ... government and oust the Conservatives, or force yet another election. Any minority government, and Canada has had three in a row, can be overthrown at any time. But it was the suddenness ...

  7. South Asians push Chinese aside as Canada's main ethnic minority

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong in Vancouver South Asians have overtaken Chinese as the largest minority group in Canada, which now has well over a million members of each ethnic group. And, for the first ... Vancouver, making up about 18 per cent of residents, the broader picture showed that South Asians have become the dominant minority group across Canada. There are 1.26 million South Asians in Canada ...

  8. TV 'attack' ads signal looming election in Canada

    Posted May 10th 2004, 12:00am by Claude Adams

    ... scandal is on hold... and everybody is being coy about the date. Prime Minister Paul Martin, the leader of the ruling Liberal Party, says it will be the most important election in Canada ... in recent years. Health care is the hot issue in the election. Canada's Medicare system- which offers one level of government-paid health care for everyone, rich or poor- is becoming unbearably ...

  9. 'Culture' is no defence for abusing women

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Karmel Schreyer

    ... 'persons' could become senators. Five tireless women forced the question on Canada's highest court: are women persons? In 1929 it was decided: excluding women from public office was 'a relic of days more barbarous than ours'. Soon Canada had its first woman senator. My father established the Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of The Persons Case to mark ...

  10. Widening wage gap hurts newest Canadians

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong Vancouver To immigrate to Canada these days is one of the surest ways to enter the ranks of poverty. Compared with peer countries, Canada takes in a lot of legal immigrants- ... when all political parties acknowledge the increasing reliance on immigrants to bolster an ageing workforce. In a period of unprecedented economic expansion in Canada, new Canadians have been ...




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