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 Refugee 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 mandatory 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
- Call for proposals (CFP) 2019 for settlement and resettlement assistance funding
- Upcoming: CFP 2 - National Fund and Coordination Services
Call for proposals (CFP) 2019 for settlement and resettlement assistance funding
This process is now open. The deadline for submitting your application is April 12, 2019, at 5 pm PST.
How it works
This call for proposals process will create a full set of Settlement Program and Resettlement Assistance Program services across Canada that will be in place for the next 5 years. Funded projects will start on April 1, 2020, and will run up to 5 years, or end no later than March 31, 2025. You can apply to get funding under the Settlement Program and/or Resettlement Assistance Program but you must submit separate proposals for each program.
How to apply
Step 1: Read the CFP 2019 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 12, 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.
We hosted public information webinars between February 25th and March 1st, 2019. These webinars gave applicants the opportunity to ask questions during the application process and seek clarity on any issues. Sessions were broken down geographically to accommodate time differences. Participation was not mandatory. If you were unable to attend a webinar session and want to have a copy of a recording, please contact us.
Introduction to CFP for new applicants
We invite service providers preparing their first CFP application to join one of our “Intro to CFP for new applicants” webinar sessions. These sessions will provide an overview of the CFP process and address any basic process questions you have. First time applicants are encouraged to participate in both the intro to CFP webinar, and a regular CFP webinar.
|Monday, February 25||Tuesday, February 26||Wednesday, February 27||Thursday, February 28||Friday, March 1|
|9 am to 10:30 am EST||Intro to CFP for new applicants||Ontario||Eastern Regions||Francophone programming||RAP Providers
|11 am to 12:30 pm EST||Intro to CFP for new applicants
|Prairie and Northwest Territories||RAP Providers
|Ontario||Prairie and Northwest Territories|
|1:30 pm to 3 pm EST||Intro to CFP for new applicants||Francophone programming||British Columbia and Yukon||Prairie and Northwest Territories||Ontario|
Upcoming: CFP 2 - National Fund and Coordination Services
This process will open in spring 2019.
A funding process will launch in spring 2019 for select Settlement Program services not included in the Call for Proposals 2019.
Funding for that process will be provided through a grant and/or contribution agreement. That process will not include the Resettlement Assistance Program. More information on how to apply for funding of these services will be posted on our website in spring 2019.
The full list of eligible services for the spring 2019 process are:
- National Fund projects that:
- build or increase knowledge creation and management through policy-relevant research and knowledge mobilization that can benefit the sector as a whole
- strengthen the capacity of the sector to deliver outcomes-driven settlement services including support to the Francophone settlement sector
- create consistency and standardization of approach across the country
- Local Immigration Partnerships
- Réseaux en immigration francophone including support to the Francophone settlement sector
- umbrella organizations, including the National Settlement Council and the Newcomer Language Advisory Body
- coordinating bodies
Local Immigration Partnerships and Réseaux en immigration francophone build community-based partnerships and planning around newcomer needs. Applicants who want to become, or continue leading, a Local Immigration Partnership or Réseaux en immigration francophone should apply to do this in the spring 2019 funding process.
Closed funding processes
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.
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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