Settlement Program and Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP)
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) funds 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 four areas: information and orientation; language training and skills development; labour market access; and welcoming communities. Most services are designed and delivered by service provider organizations, but certain services (such as some information provision) are delivered directly by IRCC, and some services are delivered overseas.
The Refugee Resettlement Assistance Program 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 mandatory federal and provincial programs, life skills training, and orientation on financial and non-financial information.
Closed funding processes
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.
Pre-arrival services, 2014
The deadline to submit applications for funding to support pre-arrival services was September 25, 2014.
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, 2013
The deadline to submit applications for funding to support Settlement projects in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and New Brunswick was November 8, 2013.
British Columbia, 2013
The deadline to submit applications for funding to support Settlement projects in British Columbia was July 8, 2013.
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