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Canadian Jewish Organizations Seek Immigration of North African Jews

The Canadian Jewish Congress and the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society, here, have submitted to Canadian immigration officials the applications of 270 more North African Jewish families, involving 1,050 persons, under the occupational criteria, it was reported here today. Included among the current applicants in that category are 237 Jewish families, totaling 883 persons, from Morocco; and 32 Jewish families from Tunisia, totaling 121 persons.

In addition, the CJC and JIAS stated, 350 applications were submitted from North African Jewish families under the “close relatives” plan, and about half of these have been approved for entry in Canada. Twenty applications were submitted on behalf of Jewish teachers of French; About 30 Jewish immigrants from North Africa are now employed as French teachers and specialists by the Protestant School Board of Montreal.

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