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Reuniting families across the country

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Family reunification plays a significant role in attracting, retaining and integrating immigrants who contribute to our success as a country. Canada has an extremely generous family sponsorship program, which allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents the option to bring their parents and grandparents to Canada as permanent residents.


International students to help address Canada’s labour shortage

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Employers are facing unprecedented challenges in finding and retaining the workers they need during this period of economic recovery and growth. The Government of Canada is continuing to take concrete actions to address current labour needs.


Easier access to permanent residence for physicians in Canada to help address doctor shortages

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Doctors from all over the world who choose to come to Canada and work in our communities play a vital role in keeping us healthy and ensuring local access to family physicians at a time when our aging population needs it the most. As provinces and territories seek to attract and retain more foreign-trained doctors to help address shortages, the Government of Canada is making it easier for these doctors to call Canada home permanently.


Canada marks 20,000 Afghan arrivals with help from partners at home and abroad

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada continues to work hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan nationals as quickly and safely as possible, which is one of the largest commitments of its kind in the world. Welcoming refugees to Canada is an integral part of our country’s long-standing and proud humanitarian tradition.


Canada continues to strengthen asylum processing capacity in the Americas

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is committed to prioritizing the protection of the world’s most vulnerable. As access to international protection remains a challenge, Canada will continue its commitment to ensure that those in need have clear pathways to safety.


A stronger immigration system that better serves newcomers

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada continues to be a destination of choice for people looking for a new place to work, study, and build their lives. That’s why Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is striving toward a modernized and digitalized immigration system to further expedite processing and give newcomers the experience they expect and deserve.


Expanding the benefits of immigration in rural and northern communities 

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Immigration plays a crucial role in our economic recovery from the pandemic and, now more than ever, newcomers are vital to the future of rural and northern communities across the country. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting these communities, expanding immigration to create jobs, addressing our labour shortage, and helping businesses grow.


Tackling immigration backlogs to help Canadian businesses grow

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada is a destination of choice for people looking for a new place to work, study and build their lives with their families, and immigration is key to helping employers fill hundreds of thousands of vacant positions across the country and grow our economy.


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