Settlement Program and Resettlement Assistance Program Call for proposals (CFP) 2024: Explore funding opportunities

Make sure you first read the Introduction and overview to learn about how CFP 2024 works before exploring the funding opportunities.

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How to use the funding guidelines for CFP 2024

The funding opportunities and their related guidelines are organized by specific Settlement program services, by the Resettlement Assistance Program, and by the other stream areas of this funding process.

Distinct areas that we are soliciting projects for in 2024

Beyond the Settlement program services, we are also soliciting projects for:

Information about each can be found by making a selection in the table below.

Submit separate proposals for distinct projects

Please submit separate proposals for distinct projects, rather than combining multiple different service and stream projects into one larger proposal in our Grants and Contributions System.

For example:

Select a funding opportunity to learn more

Click the name of the service or stream that is of interest to you to learn more about it and access its specific funding guidelines for CFP 2024.

Service or Stream IRCC Program Funding opportunity Description
Service Settlement Program Pre-arrival Services

Pre-arrival services provide selected eligible clients with:

  • accurate, relevant information
  • supports to make informed decisions and begin the settlement process
  • help preparing for employment, while they are still abroad, so that they arrive in Canada better prepared to integrate into Canadian society.
Service Settlement Program Needs and Assets Assessment and Referrals Services (NAARS)

Needs and Assets Assessment and Referrals Services (NAARS) provide selected eligible clients with:

  • an assessment of their settlement needs and assets (knowledge, skills, abilities, life experiences, language skills, education and employment experience)
  • a guide to their settlement journey in Canada.
Service Settlement Program Case Management Services

Case Management refers to:

  • providing a client-centered approach to Settlement Program service delivery for eligible clients facing persistent and multiple barriers to integration.
Service Settlement Program Information and Orientation

Information and orientation services provide eligible clients with information that:

  • is relevant, accurate, consistent, and timely
  • helps them make informed decisions about their settlement in Canada,
  • provides eligible clients with targeted sessions (for individuals, families or groups) to help orient them on certain topics that are specific to their needs or region or local community, or all three.
Service Settlement Program Language Assessment and Training Services

Programming that provides eligible clients with opportunities to:

  • improve their official language skills for successful social and economic integration; offered in a variety of formats and delivered by qualified instructors.
Service Settlement Program Employment-related Services Employment-related services prepare eligible clients for working in Canada and to support their access to the labour market.
Service Settlement Program Support Services Support Services eliminate barriers to accessing the Settlement Program in order to ensure equitable access to all IRCC-funded settlement services for eligible clients.
Service Settlement Program Community Connections

Community Connections services:

  • build bridges between eligible clients, Indigenous Peoples, established immigrants and long-time Canadians
  • promote intercultural exchange and facilitate meaningful relationships.
  • engage volunteers from host communities in service delivery to encourage mutual understanding and build relationships amongst community members
  • help eligible clients participate in activities focused on navigating their new home, establishing local networks, developing soft skills and meeting life goals to support overall well-being.
Service Settlement Program Settlement Workers In Schools (SWIS) – Travailleurs(euses) d’établissement dans les écoles (TÉÉ)

The SWIS-TÉÉ Initiative

  • provides school-based settlement programming to support the integration of newcomer students and their families while fostering inclusion and intercultural competence within the education system.
Service Settlement Program Indirect Services with a National or Sector Scope

Indirect Services with a national or sector focus

  • entail projects that can be applied on a national or regional scale or benefit the settlement sector through effective capacity building, coordination and standardization across the sector.
  • increase the settlement sector’s capacity to create more inclusive and equitable services for diverse newcomers as well as advance the Department’s priorities in Gender Equality, Anti-Racism, and Truth & Reconciliation.
  • target applications (not an exhaustive list) from:
    • Umbrella Organizations;
    • Coordinating Bodies [e.g. National LIPs Secretariat, Coordinator for a National Network on Employer Engagement, Pre-arrival Services Coordinator, etc.];
    • Organizations with expertise or experience, or both, in developing and maintaining Language Training service delivery tools/platforms/standards;
    • Organizations with specialized expertise or experience, or both, in capacity-building, coordination or service standardization (including service delivery tools), or both;
    • Organizations seeking to increase their equity capacity to effectively meet the needs of diverse newcomer clients; etc.
Service Settlement Program Indirect Services with a Community or Local Scope

Indirect Services with a local/community scope:

  • entails projects that can be applied at the local level and can benefit community level actors and service delivery partners
  • builds, maintains and mobilizes local partnerships and service delivery partner engagement. Indirect services with a local/community focus targets applications for:
    • Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs), which are community-based bodies that promote integration of newcomers at the local level and foster welcoming communities.
    • Zonal Immigration Partnerships (ZIPs), which fulfill the same function as a LIP but cover a large rural area where several small towns partner to support the integration of newcomers into the larger communities.
Stream Settlement Program Francophone Integration Pathway

This stream:

  • addresses priorities specific to the Francophone Integration Pathway to support the vitality of Francophone Minority Communities and settlement services in French offered by Francophone organizations. (Including Réseaux en immigration francophone)
Stream Resettlement Assistance Program Resettlement Assistance Program

The Resettlement Program is a funding program operating in all provinces outside of Quebec that:

  • supports Government-Assisted Refugees (GARs) and other eligible clients upon arrival in Canada
  • provides Government-Assisted Refugees (GARs) and other eligible clients with direct financial support upon their arrival in Canada, and funds service provider organizations to deliver immediate and essential services.
Stream Settlement Program Equity

The Equity stream provides

  • funding to organizations with demonstrated expertise in the settlement sector to act as intermediaries to support the organizational capacity-building of grassroots organizations that serve or are led by equity-deserving populations, with the goal of increasing their participation in the settlement sector.

Note: The Equity stream funding is separate from the Capacity Building: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) funding available to all eligible organizations under the Indirect Services with a National or Sector scope.

Stream Settlement Program Service Delivery Improvement - SDI

Service Delivery Improvement (SDI) funding is a dedicated stream within the Settlement Program that

  • invests strategically in projects that offer insights on program design and sector improvements, to test new, innovative approaches to service delivery and sector capacity building,
  • builds evidence to support future settlement programming, and
  • is considered an indirect service due to its primary focus on research and data collection, measurement and evaluation.

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