Maytree News Headlines – December 23, 2010


Funding axed for Toronto immigrant agencies (Toronto Star)
At least 10 Greater Toronto immigrant service agencies have been told by Citizenship and Immigration Canada that their program funding will not be renewed next year, with up to 35 others across Ontario also facing “significant” cuts.–funding-axed-for-toronto-immigrant-agencies

Immigrant settlement agencies in GTA lose funding (CBC)
At least 14 immigrant settlement agencies in the Greater Toronto Area have been told their federal funding will not be renewed next year.

Update on Maslaha – Supporting Muslims Facing the Dilemmas of Everyday Life in a Western Society (Cities of Migration)
The London-based Maslaha Project works with both Muslim and non-Muslim communities to improve access to knowledge, address inequalities, and enable a richer understanding of Islam.

Canada’s population estimates (Statistics Canada)
As of October 1, 2010, Canada’s population was estimated at 34,238,000, an increase of 129,300 (+0.4%) from July 1, 2010. During the third quarter, 84,200 immigrants arrived in Canada, 8,800 more than in the same quarter of 2009.

Canada’s population growing because of immigration: StatsCan (
Canada’s population in the third quarter of 2010 was driven forward by the highest immigration rates seen in four decades, Statistics Canada says.Canada’s population was estimated at 34,238,000 as of Oct. 1 — an increase of 129,300 since July. The federal agency said 65 per cent of that growth came from new Canadians during the three-month period, as 84,200 immigrants arrived in the country.

Surge of immigrants arrived in B.C. last summer: StatsCan (Vancouver Sun)
More immigrants arrived in B.C. last summer than in any three-month period in more than a decade, according to figures released Wednesday by Statistics Canada. According to StatsCan’s most recent demographic estimates, a total of 13,218 immigrants arrived in B.C. between July and September this year. That’s the highest level of immigration to the province in a single quarter since 1997, the year Hong Kong reverted back to Chinese sovereignty

Immigrants drive Manitoba’s population boom (Vancouver Sun)
According to Statistics Canada, Manitoba’s population stood at 1,240,000 as of October 1st, 2010 – an increase in 16,227 people over the last 12 months and the highest rate of growth in almost 40 years. Most of the increase is credited to international immigration: 15,199 newcomers arrived in the province from overseas in the last 12 months: well above the 13,282 who arrived the year before and “the largest immigrant arrival since 1946,” according to a release from the provincial government.

The world is coming to Saskatchewan (Regina Leader-Post)
International immigrants are flocking to booming Saskatchewan, boosting our population to another historic high.

If you were born in Canada, you’re lucky (Victoria Times Colonist)
Maybe if the Canadian immigration authorities in Ghana hadn’t been so encouraging, Jennifer Lannan wouldn’t have become pregnant. As it is, the Saltspring Island woman is seven months along and her Nigerian husband is in limbo. Their story is just one of those — some positive, some not

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