CIMM – Forum of Ministers Responsible for Immigration (FMRI) – March 24, 2022

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February 17, 2022

The Honourable Sean Fraser
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6

Minister Fraser:

As co-chairs of the Forum of Ministers Responsible for Immigration (FMRI), we have a shared responsibility to bring Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) governments together to discuss and collaborate on immigration policies and programs that address our regional labour market and demographic needs.

In light of the recently released Minister of Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Mandate Letter, and on behalf of my PT FMRI colleagues, I want to express our interest in continuing to work together with you to enhance Canada's immigration system. In July 2021, ministers renewed our commitment to meaningful and timely FPT partnership and collaboration on immigration matters through the FPT Strategic Plan for Immigration (SP/) 2020-2023. It is in that spirit that we look forward to a constructive working relationship with your department as you strive to accomplish the priorities outlined in your mandate letter.

An essential focus of the FMRI is to ensure the benefits of immigration are shared across Canada through immigration programs that are complementary, flexible, and that respond to labour market, demographic and regional needs. FPT governments have worked closely on regional immigration efforts over the last few years to encourage immigrants to settle outside of major urban centers in support of vibrant rural, remote, and northern communities.




Arlene Dunn
PT Co-Chair, Forum of Ministers Responsible for Immigration

New Brunswick Minister Responsible for Immigration

cc: PT Ministers Responsible for Immigration

New Brunswick Deputy Minister Responsible for Immigration

IRCC Deputy Minister

Note: The Quebec minister responsible for immigration holds observer status at the Federal Provincial-Territorial Ministers' Table. Under the Canada-Quebec Accord relating to immigration and temporary admission of aliens, Quebec fully assumes sole responsibility for establishing immigration levels, and for the selection, francization and integration of immigrants. In areas under its responsibility, Quebec develops its policies and programs, and legislates, regulates and sets its own standards.

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