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

There are no open or upcoming funding processes at this time.

Closed funding processes

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.

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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