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Government of Canada introduces legislation for citizenship by descent

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canadian citizenship is highly valued around the world. It provides the right to vote, to run for political office and to hold a Canadian passport. For many immigrants, citizenship is key to integration. It also provides a sense of belonging to a diverse and inclusive country built on the principles of democracy, equality and multiculturalism.


Community applications now open for new rural and Francophone immigration pilots

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Rural and Francophone minority communities are key to both Canada’s long-term growth and our linguistic vitality. However, these communities face unique economic and demographic challenges. That is why the Government of Canada is launching two new pilots this fall to attract the skilled workers they need to grow their economies and communities.


New measure to support skilled temporary workers in Manitoba

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Regional economic immigration programs support the sustainable growth and economic stability of our country, and contribute significantly to the cultural diversity and enrichment of Canada.


Canada to introduce new rules around off-campus work hours for international students

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

International students enrich Canada’s social, cultural and economic fabric. That is why, in recent months, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has introduced reforms to the International Students Program, to ensure system integrity while protecting students from fraud and financial vulnerability.


Canada announces new immigration pilots to support rural and Francophone minority communities, will create a permanent program

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Rural and Francophone minority communities are critical to Canada’s long-term growth, and regional immigration plays a key role in strengthening their economies. In particular, the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) has been successful in connecting businesses and employers in remote communities with the skilled newcomers they need to thrive.


Canada announces the launch of the Canada–Finland Youth Mobility Agreement

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada continues to create new opportunities for Canadian youth to explore other cultures and build lasting connections abroad. The Government of Canada also welcomes youth from around the world to experience Canada’s diversity and richness through work and travel.


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