Since 1986, the Society has successfully promoted the study of and reporting on the history of Canada’s immigration and refugee programs. A special report on those thirty years of achievements was just tabled at the October 20 annual general meeting.
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A the October 20 AGM, Secretary Gail Devlin tabled the membership report.
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‘Going under’ - that was what the Indo China refugee task group found
themselves facing in Ottawa. There was a ‘collision’ between the resource demands of overseas processing and maintaining the air bridge to Canada and the operational needs of
matching private settlement offers in Canada. Canadian private settlement organizations were vocal about the disconnect between their offers to settle and support the refugees, followed by a long silence from immigration authorities, culminating... Read more
Indochinese refugees families applying to come to Canada completed an IMM8 application form, usually right after they had been interviewed and accepted by a visa officer. Unique to the Indochinese movement, departmental officials also developed and utilized the IMM1314 form to simplify and expedite processing.Completed by hand at interview, the IMM1314 captured the composition of each complete family,the interviewing officer's notes and eventually the medical and security results. Once oversea... Read more
The achievements of the late Cal Best, a senior executive in the immigration program and Canada’s first federal deputy minister of colour, are the subject of a touring exhibit in Nova Scotia that has been reported on in the Halifax ‘Chronicle Herald’.
The Prime Minister has released his expectations of his Ministers (mandate letters). The letter to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship can be read here.