Funding

We fund services that help newcomers settle and adapt to life in Canada. These services include language training, information and referrals, help finding employment that matches newcomers’ skills and education, and help integrating into Canadian society.

The Settlement Program assists immigrants and refugees to overcome 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.

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, and orientation on financial and non-financial information.

Help with your application

We have general, settlement and resettlement resources to help you with your application. These includes tutorials, budget guidance, a logical model, FAQs, policies, and terms and conditions.

Open and upcoming funding processes

CFP 2 - National Fund and Coordination Services

This process will:

  • open on Wednesday, March 27, at 8 am Pacific Daylight Time
  • close on Tuesday, April 30, at 5 pm Pacific Daylight Time

How it works:

This call for proposals process is for select Settlement Program services not included in the Call for Proposals 2019. Funding for this process will be provided through a grant and/or contribution agreement and does not include the Resettlement Assistance Program.

Funded projects will start on April 1, 2020, and will run up to 5 years, or end no later than March 31, 2025.

Please note that some services related to Local Immigration Partnerships in the British Columbia/Yukon Region may be selected to begin before April 1, 2020.

How to apply:

Step 1: Read the CFP 2 funding guidelines and review the other available resources. Note: It is important that you read the Funding Guidelines in their entirety. They provide detailed information crucial to you application.

Step 2: Create an account on the Grants and Contributions System (GCS) Partner Portal and get an organization ID, if you do not already have one.

If you encounter any technical issues while completing the application form in the Grants and Contributions System, you are encouraged to contact the GCS help desk.

Step 3: Gather your documents. You’ll need these documents to submit a full application. A full list of required mandatory documents are indicated in the Funding Guidelines.

Step 4: Log in to the Grants and Contributions System Partner Portal and start your proposal.

Step 5: Apply online before April 30, 2019.

After you apply:

Upon submission, you’ll get an automatic acknowledgement that your application was received.

For further questions and clarifications on the call for proposals process, contact us.

Information Webinars:

The Department invites applicants to attend one of the public webinars below where there will be the opportunity to ask questions about application process and seek clarity on any issues.

Tuesday, April 2 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST or Thursday, April 18 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST:

English language webinars targeted to all applicants. The Department will take the opportunity to explain the funding process and applicants will be able to ask questions.

Thursday, April 4 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST:

French language webinars targeted to all applicants. The Department will take the opportunity to explain the funding process and applicants will be able to ask questions.

Wednesday, April 17 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST:

French language webinar targeted to Francophone applicants who may have questions specific to the Francophone Integration Pathway or Francophone services in general.

How to join a webinar

Joining a webinar is a two-step process. First you will need to access WebEx on your computer, and second, you will use a telephone to call in.

Step 1: To join a webinar:

  1. Join the WebEx meeting
  2. Enter the meeting number: 557 671 546
  3. Enter the meeting password: ircc

During the webinar we’ll be sharing our screen with you to refer to documents. Please note that due to the anticipated number of participants in each webinar, we will only respond to questions over the WebEx chat function. Telephone lines will be muted.

We recommend logging in 10 minutes before the webinar is supposed to start, in case you run into any issues. If you’re having trouble joining, contact support by email or phone at 1-800-226-6338.

Step 2: Join by phone, to listen to IRCC’s responses to questions and presentation on several CFP items:

  1. Call the number: 1-877-413-4782
  2. Enter the access code: 829 242 9

Closed funding processes

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.

Visible Minority Newcomer Women Pilot Initiative

The deadline to submit a Letter of Interest for the Visible Minority Newcomer Women Pilot Initiative funding was January 4, 2019. Results of stage 1 will be communicated within 25 calendar days of the process closing date. If your project is selected to continue, you will be provided the stage 2 submission details and instructions on how to submit a full proposal. For additional information on this process please refer to the funding guidelines.

Language Training Adapted for Newcomers in Francophone Minority Communities, 2018

The deadline to submit a Letter of Interest for Language Training Adapted for Newcomers in Francophone Minority Communities funding was December 3, 2018. Results of stage 1 will be communicated within 25 calendar days of the process closing date. If your project is selected to continue, you will be provided the stage 2 submission details and instructions on how to submit a full proposal. For additional information on this process please refer to the funding guidelines.

Francophone Settlement Services in Northern and Central Alberta, 2018

The deadline to submit a Letter of Interest for Francophone Settlement Services in Northern and Central Alberta funding was November 27, 2018. Results of stage 1 will be communicated within 25 calendar days of the process closing date. If your project is selected to continue you’ll be provided the stage 2 submission details and instructions on how to submit a full proposal. For additional information on this process please refer to the funding guidelines.

Pre-arrival Settlement Services Funding, 2018

The deadline to submit a Letter of Interest for Pre-arrival Settlement Services Funding was May 28, 2018.

Settlement service delivery improvement funding, 2017

The deadline to submit a Letter of Interest for settlement service delivery improvement funding was November 28, 2017.

Supporting Syrian Refugees: Open Intake Process

The deadline to submit applications for funding to Supporting Syrian Refugees: Open Intake Process was March 18, 2016.

National Call for Proposals (CFP) 2015

The deadline to submit applications for Settlement, Resettlement Assistance and Inter-Action (Multiculturalism) Projects funding, under the National Call for Proposals 2015 was August 10, 2015.

Contact us

If you have questions about a funding process, contact us at CFP@cic.gc.ca.

If you require assistance with the Grants and Contributions System, contact GCS-SSC@cic.gc.ca.

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