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Episode 11 – Asylum Claims, Francophonie, and Naturalization




Canada Immigration News Podcast
Canada Immigration News Podcast
Canada Immigration News Podcast
Episode 11 - Asylum Claims, Francophonie, and Naturalization

Get the latest updates on asylum claims in Canada, Francophonie Day celebrations, and declining naturalization rates among recent immigrants in Episode 11.

Rising Asylum Claim Costs

Canada faces major costs due to record asylum claims – $224 per claimant daily for necessities. There are currently 156,032 pending claims. The Interim Housing Assistance Program for 7,000 claimants costs $557 million annually. Despite Roxham Road’s closure, 42,387 refugee claims remain pending from 2023.

Yukon’s Francophonie Day

On May 15, Yukon celebrated Francophonie Day. Minister Streicker urged appreciating French language and Francophone culture’s diversity. He thanked the Commissioner, organizations, artists, volunteers, and businesses nurturing Yukon’s vibrant Francophone community.

Declining Immigrant Naturalization

The 2021 Census showed a drop in recent immigrants’ naturalization rates, concerning the government. Factors like income, language, education level, and source country dual citizenship restrictions impact this trend. Some postpone naturalizing for economic reasons. Efforts include digitizing applications and using AI for routine processing.

Stay tuned for more immigration news on our next episode!

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