By Fatima Syed

Welcome to Canada. We lied about the opportunities. That is the realistic undertone to the new immigration policy announcement by Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander on October 31, 2014, which declared that Canada aims to welcome as many as 285,000 new permanent residents next year. Read the full story on Rabble.ca.

Ryerson Masters of Journalism student Fatima Syed wrote this piece published on Rabble.ca for the graduate class, Urban Politics and Society for Journalists. Follow Syed, in her first year of the RSJ graduate program, at @fatimasyed401.