Partners and service providers – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Canadians have a long history of community involvement in assisting newcomers adapt to life in Canada. The following information will assist community groups in learning more about the integration of newcomers into Canadian society.

Educational institutions

Find out how you can participate in the International Student Program. Learn about educational institutions.

Immigrant-serving organizations

Discover how you can welcome newcomers and help them adjust to life in Canada. Find out more about immigrant-serving organizations.

Panel physicians

Panel physicians play an important role in the immigration process and help IRCC protect the health of Canadians by performing immigration medical examinations. Learn more about panel physicians.


Find out about the different types of funding available from IRCC.

Educational credential assessment – Service providers

IRCC is now accepting service proposals from professional bodies who conduct educational credential assessments for immigration purposes.

Language testing organizations

Find out about test criteria and how to make a submission to become a designated test provider.

Citizenship and Immigration Representatives

The IRCC Portal allows Authorized Paid Representatives to complete, pay for, and submit online applications on behalf of their clients.

Provinces and territories

The IRCC PT-Portal allows provinces and territories to recruit candidates from the Express Entry system through their Provincial Nominee Programs to meet local labour market needs.

Designated organizations – start-up visa

Designated organizations are business groups that have been approved to invest in or support start-ups led by foreign entrepreneurs being launched in Canada. Learn more about participating in the Start-up Visa Program as a designated organization.

Employers – International Mobility Program

The Employer Portal allows employers to complete, pay for and submit offers of employment online to IRCC. This portal is for employers hiring temporary workers through the International Mobility Program.

Community Partnership Settlement Plan

Recognized Organizations – International Experience Canada

Recognized Organizations are a mix of non-profit, for-profit, education and youth service organizations that provide international work and travel assistance to youth under the International Experience Canada program.

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