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Citizenship and Immigration committee  When I talk to many women in my riding of Scarborough Centre, I usually see that they are the last ones to think about themselves. First it's about their husbands who are trying to find jobs. Then it's about getting their kids into school and settling them. For the majority of wo

April 1st, 2019Committee meeting

Salma Zahid

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Many newcomers in my riding are also seniors. Do you do any women's programs that are specific to seniors?

April 1st, 2019Committee meeting

Salma Zahid

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you, Chair. Thanks to all the witnesses. Thanks for all the work you are doing for the most vulnerable in society. My first question is for Ms. Niazi. I want to take a moment to especially thank you for all the work you are doing in Scarborough and the catchment area

April 1st, 2019Committee meeting

Salma Zahid

Citizenship and Immigration committee  On a point of order, we are required immediately in the House. That was the message we have received: all members in the House immediately.

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Salma Zahid

Citizenship and Immigration committee  My question was whether there are any specific programs for women, because for women that gap exists but for men that gap is narrowing as they get into five years of being here in Canada. Are there any specific—

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Salma Zahid

Citizenship and Immigration committee  If there can be some information provided to us, that would be fine.

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Salma Zahid

Citizenship and Immigration committee  My next question is in regard to the Statistics Canada data that job vacancies and unemployment rates vary across economic regions, with Atlantic Canada and certain rural regions reporting higher job vacancies. Could you discuss how the Atlantic Canada immigration pilot and the r

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Salma Zahid

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Some 2,000 additional spaces have been reserved to increase the pathways to permanent residency for temporary foreign workers in NOC occupations beginning in 2019 under the provincial nominee program. Can you explain the motivation for this move and why it's important to ensure b

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Salma Zahid

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you, Chair. My first question will be for IRCC. I would like to draw your attention to the presentation Statistics Canada made to our committee on February 28. In two charts, they showed how the labour force participation gap between immigrant men and their Canadian-born

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Salma Zahid

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you for coming today. For my first question, I note that there is a request of $4.6 million in the supplementary (B)s related to biometric screening, which builds on another $6.2 million approved in the supplementary (A)s. Could you please discuss the impact that increased

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Salma Zahid

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you, Chair. I'll share my time with my colleague Mr. DeCourcey.

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Salma Zahid

February 28th, 2019Committee meeting

Salma Zahid

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Yes, because this shows that even for those who have been here for 10 years or more, there's a gap between them and their counterparts who were born in Canada. Is language a barrier, do you think?

February 28th, 2019Committee meeting

Salma Zahid

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Yes, I would like some more information. Being an immigrant woman myself, I would like to see why that is happening. I represent a riding where we have a big component of immigrant women.

February 28th, 2019Committee meeting

Salma Zahid

Citizenship and Immigration committee  My next question is for Mr. Johnson. In the data that Statistics Canada has provided, it is mentioned that there will be a decline in people looking for work in the coming 20 years. This decline will vary considerably between the regions, with the greatest decrease in rural areas

February 28th, 2019Committee meeting

Salma Zahid