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Canadian Immigration Consultant explains the different rules for immigrating to Canada or coming as a Refugee.

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Canadian Immigration Consultant explains the different rules for immigrating to Canada or coming as a Refugee.

الهجرة واللجوء مصلحين يختلط على الكثير من القادمين إلى كندا فهمهم ويعتقدون بأنهما يحملان نفس المعنى ونفس الإجراءات. وبسبب هذا الإنتشار الواسع لهذا الفهم الغير دقيق بين القادمين حديثاً إلى كندا "المنصة المدنية" إستضافت الأستاذ كريم الخالدي وهو استشاري هجرة قانوني معتمد في وينيبيغ ليوضح كل مصطلح على حدى

في البداية تحدث الخالدي عن الفروقات بين المطلحين أصولاً, فلكل منهما إشتراطات للقبول تختلف من شخص إلى آخر, ومن دولة إلى أخرى. ولكن يجب أن نفهم بأن كلا الطريقتين لهم معلومات كافية وشاملة في الموقع الرسمي لحكومة كندا ويمكن العودة له كمرجع ثابت للمعلومات 

الخالدي تحدث عن إتفاقية جنيف وشرح من هم الأشخاص الذين يعتبرون لاجئين بنظر الحكومة الكندية وماهي الطريقة التي تستقبلهم بها والخدمات والفوائد التي تقدمها لهم بدايةً من وصولهم حتى يتمكنوا من الاستقرار والاندماج 

الخالدي خلال هذه الحلقة قال بأن هناك معلومات كثيرة غير دقيقة وخاطئة منتشرة في مواقع التواصل الإجتماعي وبين الأفراد عن الحكومة الكندية, ويعتقدون بأن كندا تعطي اموالاً وسكن مجاني فور وصول اللاجئ إلى أراضيها. وهذه المعلومات غير دقيقية فهناك جزء منها صحيح ولكن ليس بهذا الفهم الغير منطقي ويجب على اللاجئين والمهاجرين الأخذ بعين الإعتبار بأنه كما تقدم لك كندا فرصةً للقدوم إليها هناك مسؤوليات تقع على عاتقك لكي تصبح مواطناً كندياً


'Immigration' and 'asylum' are terms many people who come to Canada confuse. Many newcomers believe that they carry the same meaning and that the entry procedures are the same. They are not. Because of this widespread misunderstanding, U-Multicultural reporter Zuher Almusre invited Kareem Alkhaldi, a Canadian Immigration Consultant–RCIC, to clarify these terms on the program, Civic Platform.

Alkhaldi began by discussing the differences between the two terms as there are different requirements for those coming to Canada as refugees (asylum seekers) and those seeking a new home without having escaped war or other catastrophe. It's important to realize that the official website of the Canadian government provides adequate and complete information for both methods, always making it a reliable source of information. 

Alkhaldi talked about the Geneva Convention and clarified who qualifies as a refugee in the eyes of the Canadian government, how it receives them, and the services and benefits it offers them, on their arrival and with respect to settlement. 

Alkhaldi added that a lot of false information about the Canadian government rules has been shared on social media and among people, leading them to assume that Canada provides refugees with money and free shelter when they arrive on its soil. This information needs to be corrected because the reality is much more complicated. Refugees and immigrants must understand that while Canada provides a chance for them to immigrate there, there are obligations associated with being allowed to stay on Canadian soil and ultimately becoming a Canadian citizen. 

Alkhaldi provided would-be refugees to Canada a lot of advice on how to apply for asylum, whether from within Canada or from overseas, so that they wouldn't be vulnerable to scams by unscrupulous individuals who prey on people's desire to seek asylum in Canada. 


Stay tuned for more Civic discussions on Civic Platform: https://u-channel.ca/civic-journalism/  

Contact Zuher Almusre, our civic journalist, to share your story and explore civic issues at zuheralmusre@u-channel.ca.   

The project is funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage and administered by the Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS). 


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Video Upload Date: May 12, 2023

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