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Canada announces the first-ever Express Entry invitations for newcomers with experience in the trades

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada’s Express Entry system is now tailored to provide a streamlined and efficient pathway for individuals with expertise in critical fields. By prioritizing the invitation of skilled newcomers with experience in the trades, Canada aims to meet the increasing demand for talent and fill key positions that contribute to the nation’s economic growth and advancement.


Canada doubles resettlement spaces for human rights defenders

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Human rights defenders (HRDs) are active in every part of the world and play an essential role in promoting and protecting human rights internationally. In many countries, HRDs are increasingly at risk of violence, often subject to threats and injustices, forced to flee their homes due to fear of attack and reprisal, and on occasion, unable to return to their home country. Individuals from vulnerable and marginalized groups are at particularly heightened risk due to their intersectional identities.


More federal housing support for asylum claimants

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada is a nation that has been shaped by immigration. With increasing global migration, like many other countries, Canada is experiencing a rise in the number of people claiming asylum. While housing and supports for asylum claimants are the responsibility of provinces and municipalities, the federal government recognizes the need for all levels of government to work together on solutions to address the current need, and we have been there every step of the way.


Canada launches pathway to reunite families and support Ukrainians

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

As Russia’s ongoing, brutal invasion of Ukraine persists, Canada continues to adapt its response to help those fleeing violence. Since its launch in March 2022, the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) has provided temporary safe haven to over 166,000 Ukrainians. Now, we are introducing ongoing support for those who want to come to Canada, and for those who want to stay here permanently with their family.


New investment for JVS Toronto to provide pre‑arrival services for newcomers

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Pre-arrival settlement services are key to setting newcomers up for success in Canada. They provide newcomers with the information and support they need to make informed decisions about their new lives in Canada before they arrive, which helps them successfully transition into their communities and find work faster.


Canada makes it easier for Hong Kongers to stay and work in Canada

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada continues to stand by Hong Kong residents, and supports their freedom and democracy. Since 2021, Canada has opened its doors to Hong Kongers through dedicated immigration pathways, and continues working to improve these pathways and make it easier for them to remain in Canada long-term.


Canada announces First-Ever Express Entry invitations for French-speaking newcomers

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The French language is an integral part of the Canadian identity. It’s our shared responsibility to create a Canada where everyone can flourish in the official language of their choice. Given the importance of enhancing the vitality of French linguistic minority communities across the country, Canada's Express Entry system is now tailored to provide a streamlined and efficient pathway for French-speaking immigrants. By prioritizing the invitation of French-speaking newcomers, Canada aims to support economic growth through Francophone immigration outside Quebec while recognizing this enriches and strengthens these communities.


Canada announces First-Ever Express Entry invitations for skilled newcomers with STEM experience

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Recognizing the immense value and transformative potential that STEM professionals bring to the country, Canada's Express Entry system is now tailored to provide a streamlined and efficient pathway for individuals with expertise in these critical fields. By prioritizing the invitation of skilled newcomers with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) experience, Canada aims to meet the growing demand for talent and fill key positions that contribute to the nation's economic growth and technological advancement


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