Learn about funding processes for settlement services
We fund services that help newcomers settle and adapt to life in Canada. These services include information and referrals, language training, assistance finding employment that matches newcomers’ skills and education, and help integrating into Canadian society.
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.
This program focuses on
- 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.
The Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) provides immediate and essential support services and income support to assist in meeting refugees’ resettlement needs. Essential services are supported through contributions to service provider organizations.
RAP services include, but are not limited to
- reception services
- assistance with accommodations
- links to essential federal and provincial programs
- life-skills training, including orientation on finances and other day-to-day matters
Help with your application
We have general settlement and resettlement resources to help you with your application. These include
- budget guidance
- an explanation of our settlement services and outcomes (settlement logic model)
- frequently asked questions
- terms and conditions
Open and upcoming funding processes
There are no open funding processes at this time.
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Closed funding processes
Call for proposals: Resettlement Assistance Program and Case Management Services for Government-Assisted Refugees and other Vulnerable Newcomers
The deadline to submit an application to this funding process was August 20, 2021. For more on this process, refer to the funding guidelines.
Call for proposals: Capacity building for the private sponsorship of refugees
The deadline to submit an application to this funding process was February 16, 2021. For additional information on this process, refer to the funding guidelines.
Service delivery improvements funding process: Expression of interest
The deadline to submit an application to this funding process was November 24, 2020. For additional information on this process, refer to the funding guidelines.
CFP 2 ‒ National Fund and Coordination Services
The deadline to submit an application to CFP 2 – National Fund and Coordination Services was April 30, 2019. For additional information on this process, refer to the funding guidelines.
Call for proposals (CFP) 2019 for settlement and resettlement assistance funding
The deadline to submit an application to the Call for proposals (CFP) 2019 for settlement and resettlement assistance was April 12, 2019. For additional information on this process please refer to the funding guidelines.
If you have questions about a funding process, contact us at CFP-ADP@cic.gc.ca.
If you require assistance with the Grants and Contributions System (GCS), contact GCS-SSC@cic.gc.ca.
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