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

  • tutorials
  • budget guidance
  • an explanation of our settlement services and outcomes (settlement logic model)
  • frequently asked questions
  • policies
  • terms and conditions

Open and upcoming funding processes

Service delivery improvements funding process: Expression of interest

We fund many services that directly benefit newcomers through the Settlement Program. Our Settlement Program also funds services that indirectly benefit newcomers by improving the knowledge and capacity of the IRCC-funded settlement community.

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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 (PDF, 1.6 MB) 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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