refugee application: Under the previous system, refugees were left waiting to apply for driver's licences until after their claim had been heard, that can sometimes mean months held in limbo, according to CTV. Service Alberta Minister Brian Malkinson says the change will help refugees feel valued in the province. The new process allows claimants to apply and test for a driver's licence for a one-year term while their refugee application is still being reviewed by the federal government. I've heard from many of these new Albertans who are unable to work because they've not been allowed to get a driver's licence. Our government has the backs of working people and these changes will make life better for refugees and their families, he said in a release. That's not right and that's why we're taking action. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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