Parliament Video: Jenny in the House: Caregiver language test questions to immigration minister at CIMM

At the parliament's Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, MP Jenny Kwan once again raised concerns regarding the language test for caregivers:

Jenny Kwan (NDP) Vancouver East, BC

"Recently, we learned of the caregiver who committed suicide after failing the language test 26 times. If a caregiver has secure employment here, clearly they are able to communicate effectively in their work. So why do we need to make them take these extra language tests in the UK for individuals who would not be entering into more technical and professional fields, there is a shorter level 2 skilled test that could be used. If the government won't get rid of the language tests, will the minister adopt the UK model?"

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Speaking in the House of Commons on Monday, NDP MP Jenny Kwan described Gaza as “the most dangerous place for children in the world” and called for special immigration measures so that Palestinian families in Canada could be reunited with their loved ones. Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly responded by saying that “too many” children and women have lost their lives, adding that 130 Canadians were able to cross the Rafah border on Sunday night.

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