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CBC News CANADA: WHO GETS IN begins today, Dec. 10 on CBC News

Starting today, and throughout the week, CBC News takes an in-depth look at recent changes to federal immigration laws. CANADA: WHO GETS IN will explore how these changes impact the political, economic, and social landscape of Canada. 

"Few issues define modern Canada as much as immigration does," said Jennifer McGuire, General Manager and Editor-in-Chief of CBC News. "Amid so much economic and cultural change, we examine the new federal laws around immigration and the problems they are designed to tackle. Some of our answers will surprise you."

CANADA: WHO GETS IN is a multiplatform effort that spans CBC TV, News Network, Radio, and Online, and takes an in-depth look at the changing face of Canadian immigration. Among those changes is the recent passing of Bill C-31 and the ongoing announcements out of Ottawa that are expected to continue throughout the week. 

CANADA: WHO GETS IN begins Monday, Dec. 10 on CBC TV, CBC Radio and Online at

CANADA: WHO GETS IN continuing coverage highlights include:

Monday, Dec. 10 

Louise Elliott kicks off our coverage from Parliament Hill. They look at some of the tougher and controversial changes to Canada's Immigration and Refugee Legislation. 

Chinese Recruits: Adrienne Arsenault reveals tactics employed by Chinese agencies to recruit workers for Canadian mining companies. Chris Brown and Greg Rasmussen bring the story back to Canada with a look at controversial work permits granted to Chinese miners. 

Throughout the week, CBC News will release exclusive polling results from Nanos research, which surveyed Canadians on several aspects of our new immigration laws and system.

Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 12/13

The Roma and Canada: Nahlah Ayed investigates the plight of the Roma community in Canada, and explores the persecution they often face in Europe. Recent changes to the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Act could target the Roma community, affecting who can stay and who can't. 

Ayed was accompanied by award winning Canadian photojournalist Ed Ou, and features a companion gallery of Ou's work on Ayed's investigation of the Roma. 

And the next day, CBC News Toronto, CBC Radio and The Current look into the issue of Hungarian-speaking fraudulent lawyers in Toronto that are accused of defrauding Roma asylum seekers.

Starting today, has an online calculator that allows you to see if you would stand a chance to come to Canada as a skilled worker under the new immigration rules.

@CBCNews will share the voice of Canadians and build an interactive Immigration Sentiment Map with tweets that use the #CanadaTips hashtag. This will map things like: which generation of Canadian are you? How Canadian do you feel? With which country do you identify as your cultural homeland? The results will be plotted on two maps: a map of Canada and a map of the world.  

To view past episodes of other CBC programming, visit CBC Player, download the CBC App for your mobile devices, and download CBC podcasts.

About CBC News
For more than 75 years, CBC has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio,, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians. 

About CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus five languages for international audiences. In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada celebrated 75 years of serving Canadians and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada.

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