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Canada announces support for Turkish and Syrian temporary residents

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

As part of Canada’s response to the situation in Türkiye and Syria, the Government of Canada has been processing temporary and permanent residence applications from people affected by the devastating earthquakes on a priority basis, including applications for refugee resettlement. Now, we are also taking steps to make it easier for Turkish and Syrian nationals already in Canada to extend their stay.


Expanding employment opportunities for racialized newcomer women

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Every woman and girl in Canada should have the opportunity to reach their full potential and overcome the unique barriers that can sometimes stand in their way. These barriers can be particularly significant for racialized newcomer women. That’s why the Government of Canada is helping racialized newcomer women find jobs by providing the support and services they need to succeed.


Federal, provincial and territorial immigration Ministers meet to plan for the future of Canada’s immigration system

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Forum of Ministers Responsible for Immigration (FMRI) met today at the Canadian Museum of Immigration in Halifax, Nova Scotia to continue their discussions on the future of immigration in Canada. Ministers focused on advancing joint initiatives to respond to pan-Canadian immigration priorities and were pleased with progress made towards improving the effectiveness of Canada’s immigration system to meet economic and regional needs.


Shaping the future of immigration in Canada

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Immigration is critical to Canada’s long-term success. To fully harness the potential of immigration and create the best experience for newcomers, Canada needs an immigration system that is strong, easy to navigate and adaptive to change.


Canada announces support for Iranian temporary residents 

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada is committed to protecting Iranians already in Canada, and to helping Iranian families stay together. In light of the gross and systematic human rights violations being committed by the Iranian regime during its brutal crackdown on protestors, some may wish to prolong their stay in Canada rather than return home at this time.


Government of Canada increases sponsorship opportunities for Sponsorship Agreement Holders

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada continues to be a global leader in refugee resettlement and integration. Since the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program was launched over 4 decades ago, Canadians and permanent residents have come together to offer protection and a safe, permanent home for tens of thousands of refugees each year. Key to the program’s success are over 130 organizations, known as sponsorship agreement holders (SAHs), who sponsor refugees year after year.


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