Month: November 2017

Safe Third Country Agreement: FAQ

Safe Third Country Agreement: FAQ

Current immigration developments south of the border call for a closer look at the relationship between Canada and United States immigration policy. The Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA), in operation since 2004, was created under the assumption that both countries tackle immigration in the same way. 

In light of recent policy changes, it’s important to be informed about what the STCA means for refugees who may seek refuge in Canada from the United States.

Here’s what you need to know. 

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Refugee levels still too low

Citizens for Public Justice calls for stronger refugee resettlement in Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ottawa, ON: Nov. 2, 2017 — Yesterday, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released details of the 2018-2020 Immigration Levels Plan. CPJ was pleased that our recommendation to set multi-year levels was adopted—the first such plan in nearly two decades. The plan outlines, among other things, the number of Government-Assisted Refugee (GAR) and Privately-Sponsorship Refugee (PSR) allocations for the next three years.

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