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  • Iqaluit selected as a Welcoming Francophone Community
    March 18, 2019 — Iqaluit, NU — Iqaluit has been selected as a Welcoming Francophone Community as part of the Government of Canada’s Action Plan for Official Languages. Read more »
  • Minister Blair reinforces mutual cooperation on border issues during trip to U.S.
    The Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, concluded his trip to the United States. Minister Blair spoke with members of Congress and government officials about issues of border security, including the shared goal of modernizing the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA). Read more »
  • Interim Pathway for Caregivers in Canada now open
    March 15, 2019—Ottawa, ON – Caregivers who came to Canada to provide care to Canadian families, in the hope of eventually transitioning to becoming a permanent residents should apply to the Interim Pathway for Caregivers (IPC). Read more »
  • The Seine River Region selected as a Welcoming Francophone Community
    March 15, 2019 — Lorette, MB — The Seine River Region has been selected as a Welcoming Francophone Community as part of Canada’s Action Plan for Official Languages. Read more »
  • Calgary selected as a Welcoming Francophone Community and Launch of the New Francophone Immigration Strategy
    March 13, 2019 – CALGARY, AB – Calgary has been selected as a Welcoming Francophone Community as part of Canada’s Action Plan for Official Languages. Read more »
  • Speaking notes for Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship: An Update on the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
    Thank you for inviting me. It’s a pleasure to be here. Read more »
  • Government announces 2,000 additional spaces under the Provincial Nominee Program
    March 12, 2019 – Ottawa, ON – The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, delivered today on a commitment to expand pathways for temporary foreign workers by allocating an additional 2,000 spaces under the Provincial Nominee Program. Read more »
  • Supporting Visible Minority Newcomer Women in Regina
    March 11, 2019—Regina, SK—The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that newcomers have the support and services they need to make the most of their talents and experience in order to fully integrate and contribute to the Canadian economy and to their communities. Read more »
  • Collège nordique francophone recognized for its work with newcomers to Canada
    Collège nordique francophone recognized for its work with newcomers to Canada One of 3 Employer Awards given out by IRCC March 6, 2019 – Yellowknife, NWT – The Government of Canada is recognizing the Collège nordique francophone (CNF) for its support of newcomers to Canada, including community connections, professional language training and connections to local settlement services. Read more »
  • Friesens Corporation recognized for its work with newcomers to Canada
    March 6, 2019 – Altona, MB – The Government of Canada is recognizing Friesens Corporation for its support of newcomers to Canada, including offering on-the-job skills and language training. Read more »
  • RBC Royal Bank recognized for its work with newcomers to Canada
    March 6, 2019 – Toronto, ON – The Government of Canada is recognizing RBC Royal Bank for its support of newcomers to Canada, including hiring newcomers, providing them with valuable advice about the local labour market, and assisting newcomer employees to advance in their careers and achieve their full potential. Read more »
  • Reopening an office in Charlottetown
    March 6, 2019 – Charlottetown, PEI – Newcomers in Prince Edward Island will soon have access to citizenship, immigration and settlement services with the reopening of an office in Charlottetown. Read more »
  • Atlantic Growth Strategy Maps Atlantic Canada’s Clean Energy Future
    Sustained economic growth in Atlantic Canada requires strong federal-provincial collaboration. The Atlantic Growth Strategy – an initiative of both levels of government – is helping to map the region’s clean energy future and develop more sustainable, reliable, and affordable electricity for all Atlantic Canadians. Read more »
  • Atlantic Growth Strategy – Changes to the Atlantic Immigration Pilot
    Backgrounder – Atlantic Growth Strategy – Changes to Atlantic Immigration Pilot Read more »
  • Atlantic Growth Strategy – Clean Energy
    Backgrounder - Atlantic Growth Strategy - Clean Energy Read more »
  • REVISED: Ministers and premiers meet to discuss Atlantic Growth Strategy
    REVISED: Ministers and premiers meet to discuss Atlantic Growth Strategy Read more »
  • Minister Hussen marks the 15th annual Fraud Prevention Month campaign
    Minister Hussen marks the 15th annual Fraud Prevention Month campaignOttawa, March 1, 2019 – The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, issued the following statement:Each year, hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world choose to make Canada their home – whether temporarily or permanently. Unfortunately, there are people who try to take advantage of individuals going through the immigration or citizenship application process. Read more »
  • Ministers and premiers meet to discuss Atlantic Growth Strategy
    Ministers and premiers meet to discuss Atlantic Growth Strategy Read more »
  • Speaking notes for Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship: An announcement on two new caregiver immigration pilot programs 
    Thank you so much, Rob. And thank you to The Neighbourhood Organization for having us here today for this really important announcement. Read more »
  • Ottawa Senators break NHL record with citizenship ceremony
    The Ottawa Senators are hosting a special citizenship ceremony, welcoming 186 new citizens from 39 countries into the Canadian family today. Read more »
  • Caregivers will now have access to new pathways to permanent residence
    Caregivers will now have access to new pathways to permanent residence Launching 2 new 5-year caregiver immigration pilot programs February 23, 2019—Toronto, ON– Caregivers will soon have access to 2 new 5-year caregiver immigration pilots that will replace expiring and ineffective pilot programs. The new pilots will allow caregivers to come to Canada together with their family and provide a pathway to permanent residence. Read more »
  • IRCC’s National Call for Proposals 2019
    The Settlement Program assists immigrants and refugees in overcoming barriers specific to the newcomer experience, such as a lack of official language skills and limited knowledge of Canada, so that they can participate in social, cultural, civic and economic life in Canada. The program focuses on five areas: needs assessment and referrals, information and orientation; language training and skills development; employment related services; and community connections. There are also support services to ensure that programming is accessible, such as transportation, child care and translation services. All services are designed and delivered by service provider organizations in Canada and overseas. Read more »
  • IRCC Launches National Call for Proposals for Newcomer Programming
    February 18, 2019—Ottawa, ON—As part of its commitment to deliver high quality settlement services to newcomers, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is issuing a call for proposals for the Settlement and Resettlement Assistance programs. Read more »
  • Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse Selected to Provide Pre-Arrival Services
    February 8, 2019—Dartmouth, NS—Pre-arrival settlement services are a key element of Canada’s immigration program. They provide newcomers, including refugees, with the information and settlement support they need to make informed decisions about their new life in Canada before they arrive, such as how to prepare for finding a job. To help deliver these important services, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be providing funding of $1.1 million to the Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse (FANE). Read more »
  • Speaking Notes for the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship: Opening Remarks to the National Settlement Council
    Thank you very much, David, and thank you all for being here. It’s a pleasure to join you once again. I always look forward to this particular event in Ottawa every year. Read more »
  • Supporting Visible Minority Newcomer Women in Vancouver
    January 30, 2019—Vancouver, BC—The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that newcomers have the support and services they need to make the most of their talents and experience in order to fully integrate and contribute to the Canadian economy and to their communities. Read more »
  • Kids Help Phone Selected to Improve Settlement Services for Newcomers across Canada
    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) works with many partners in the delivery of services to newcomers to Canada, and supports their integration into Canadian communities. IRCC is actively working to improve these settlement services through the Service Delivery Improvements funding stream and will be providing funding of $1,690,940 to Kids Help Phone to help deliver these important services. Read more »
  • Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique Selected to Provide Pre-Arrival Services
    January 28, 2019—Vancouver, BC—Pre-arrival settlement services are a key element of Canada’s immigration program. They provide newcomers, including refugees, with the information and settlement support they need to make informed decisions about their new life in Canada before they arrive, such as how to prepare for finding a job. To help deliver these important services, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be providing funding of $1.7 million to the Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique (FFCB). Read more »
  • Supporting Visible Minority Newcomer Women in Toronto
    The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that newcomers have the support and services they need to make the most of their talents and experience in order to fully integrate and contribute to the Canadian economy and to their communities. Read more »
  • Government of Canada helps Toronto ease shelter pressures for asylum claimants
    January 25, 2019 – Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada will provide the City of Toronto with $15 million to address acute temporary housing shortages that are affecting many people, including asylum claimants, particularly during the winter months. Read more »
  • Pacific Immigrant Resources Society Selected to Improve Settlement Services for Newcomers in Vancouver
    January 25, 2019—Vancouver, B.C.—Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) works with many partners in the delivery of services to newcomers to Canada, and supports their integration into Canadian communities. IRCC is actively working to improve these settlement services through the Service Delivery Improvements funding stream and will be providing funding of $1,157,694 to Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) to help deliver these important services. Read more »
  • Speaking notes for Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship: An announcement on a Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
    Thank you, bonjour, bon matin. I was supposed to be here yesterday. I really wanted to make the announcement yesterday here in Sudbury, but the weather wouldn’t cooperate. I spent last night trying to convince Air Canada to make a special flight for me to arrive in Sudbury but here we are. Read more »
  • New federal immigration program to support middle class jobs in rural and northern communities
    New federal immigration program to support middle class jobs in rural and northern communities Read more »
  • Supporting middle class jobs in rural and northern communities through immigration
    Supporting middle class jobs in rural and northern communities through immigration Rural and northern communities face specific economic and demographic challenges, including out-migration of youth, aging populations, and labour market shortages. Read more »
  • Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House Selected to Improve Settlement Services for Newcomers in Vancouver
    January 23, 2019—Vancouver, B.C.—Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) works with many partners in the delivery of services to newcomers to Canada, and supports their integration into Canadian communities. IRCC is actively working to improve these settlement services through the Service Delivery Improvements funding stream and will be providing funding of $151,739 to Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House to help deliver these important services. Read more »
  • North York Community House Selected to Improve Settlement Services for Newcomers in North York
    January 23, 2019—North York, ON—Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) works with many partners in the delivery of services to newcomers to Canada, and supports their integration into Canadian communities. IRCC is actively working to improve these settlement services through the Service Delivery Improvements funding stream and will be providing funding of $400,424 to North York Community House (NYCH) to help deliver these important services. Read more »
  • British Columbia Construction Association Selected to Provide Pre-Arrival Services
    Pre-arrival settlement services are a key element of Canada’s immigration program. They provide newcomers, including refugees, with the information and settlement support they need to make informed decisions about their new life in Canada before they arrive, such as how to prepare for finding a job. To help deliver these important services, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be providing funding of $3.4 million to the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA). Read more »
  • Colleges and Institutes of Canada Selected to Provide Pre-Arrival Services
    January 22, 2019—Ottawa, ON—Pre-arrival settlement services are a key element of Canada’s immigration program. They provide newcomers, including refugees, with the information and settlement support they need to make informed decisions about their new life in Canada before they arrive, such as how to prepare for finding a job. To help deliver these important services, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be providing funding of $18.4 million to Colleges and Institutes of Canada (CICan). Read more »
  • Options Community Services Society Selected to Improve Settlement Services for Newcomers in Surrey
    January 17, 2019—Surrey, B.C.—Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) works with many partners in the delivery of services to newcomers to Canada, and supports their integration into Canadian communities. IRCC is actively working to improve these settlement services through the Service Delivery Improvements funding stream and will be providing funding of $798,806 to Options Community Services Society to help enhance these important services. Read more »
  • Family Dynamics Selected to Deliver Settlement Services to Newcomers in Winnipeg
    Family Dynamics Selected to Deliver Settlement Services to Newcomers in Winnipeg January 17, 2019—Winnipeg, Manitoba—Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) works with many partners in the delivery of services to newcomers to Canada, and supports their integration into Canadian communities. IRCC is actively working to improve these settlement services through the Service Delivery Improvements funding stream and will be providing funding of $98,288 to Family Dynamics to help deliver these important services. Read more »
  • Jewish Vocational Service of Metropolitan Toronto Selected to Provide Pre-Arrival Services
    January 16, 2019—Toronto, ON—Pre-arrival settlement services are a key element of Canada’s immigration program. They provide newcomers, including refugees, with the information and settlement support they need to make informed decisions about their new life in Canada before they arrive, such as how to prepare for finding a job. To help deliver these important services, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be providing funding of $4 million to the Jewish Vocational Service of Metropolitan Toronto (JVS Toronto). Read more »
  • Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia Selected to Provide Pre-Arrival Services
    January 16, 2019—Halifax, NS—Pre-arrival settlement services are a key element of Canada’s immigration program. They provide newcomers, including refugees, with the information and settlement support they need to make informed decisions about their new life in Canada before they arrive, such as how to prepare for finding a job. To help deliver these important services, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be providing funding of $13.1 million to the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS). Read more »
  • YMCA of Greater Toronto Selected to Provide Pre-Arrival Services
    YMCA of Greater Toronto Selected to Provide Pre-Arrival Services Read more »
  • New and improved intake process for sponsorship of parents and grandparents to launch on January 28, 2019
    New and improved intake process for sponsorship of parents and grandparents to launch on January 28, 2019 January 11, 2019 – Ottawa, ON – Today, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, announced the Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program interest to sponsor form will be available to potential sponsors starting at noon EST on January 28, 2019. Read more »
  • How will the new parents and grandparents sponsorship process work?
    The Government of Canada has listened to feedback from clients, stakeholders and the public to identify improvements needed in the Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program – specifically, the application process. That is why the government is streamlining the intake process to enhance client experience. Here’s how the new process will work: Read more »
  • Speaking notes for Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship: An announcement on the Pre-arrival Settlement Services Program
    Good morning. Thank you for joining us here at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Before I begin I’d like to acknowledge that we are on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, the Tsleil-Waututh and the Squamish Nations. Read more »
  • Supporting Visible Minority Newcomer Women in Calgary
    January 4, 2019—Calgary, AB—The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that newcomers have the support and services they need to make the most of their talents and experience in order to fully integrate and contribute to the Canadian economy and to their communities. Read more »
  • S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Selected to Provide Pre-Arrival Services
    January 3, 2019—Vancouver, BC—Pre-arrival settlement services are a key element of Canada’s immigration program. They provide newcomers, including refugees, with the information and settlement support they need to make informed decisions about their new life in Canada before they arrive. To help deliver these important services, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be providing funding of $22.4 million to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Read more »
  • Biometrics Expansion
    Canada has long had one of the highest per capita rates of immigration in the world and is an attractive destination for immigrants and visitors. Read more »
  • Canada’s new biometrics rule will soon apply to temporary and permanent resident applicants from Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas
    December 28, 2018, Ottawa, ON—Canada is expanding its biometrics collection program. Starting December 31, 2018, nationals from countries in Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas will need to give their fingerprints and photo (biometrics) when applying for a visitor visa, study or work permit, or for permanent residence. This same rule has applied to applicants from countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa since July 31, 2018. Read more »





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