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Major-General Rouleau Sentenced following Court Martial

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Today, Major-General Michael Rouleau, Commander, Canadian Special Operations Forces Command was found guilty by a Standing Court Martial of neglect to the prejudice of good order and discipline contrary to section 129 of the National Defence Act. He was sentenced to a $2,000 fine by Lieutenant-Colonel Louis-Vincent d'Auteuil, Military Judge.

Canadian Army Prepares for the Future with Ex AGILE WARRIOR

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Members of the Canadian Army participated in Exercise AGILE WARRIOR from October 3 to 6 to help determine future land capability requirements. The exercise, hosted by the British Army in Camberley, U.K., was conducted to explore future land challenges and determine the gaps between today's military and the army of tomorrow.

Providing greater opportunities for Canadian and San Marino youth

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Young people from Canada and the Republic of San Marino, located in the Italian Peninsula, will now have more opportunities to work and travel abroad, thanks to the signing of a Working Holiday Youth Mobility Arrangement between the two countries.

Leniency period for Canada's new Electronic Travel Authorization extended until November 9

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

To give travellers and airlines more time to prepare for changes when flying to or transiting through Canada, the government is extending the leniency period for the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) requirement until November 9, 2016. Starting November 10, 2016, Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, will need a valid Canadian passport to board their flight to Canada otherwise they will experience delays. All visa-exempt travellers (except United States [U.S.] citizens) will need an eTA to board their flight.

Minister McCallum concludes meetings in New York

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum has concluded a recent visit to New York, comprised of two days of meetings focused on the ever-growing global refugee and migrant crisis.

Canada, UNHCR & the Open Society Foundations Seek to Increase Refugee Resettlement through Private Sponsorship

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the Open Society Foundations have agreed to launch a joint initiative aimed at increasing private sponsorship of refugees around the world. Research demonstrates that privately sponsored refugees tend to have relatively early, positive integration and settlement outcomes, thanks in part to the social support provided by sponsors.

Communities prepare to welcome Syrian refugees

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Communities across Canada are gearing up to welcome Syrian refugees this fall as the pace of arrivals in Canada will be increasing in the coming weeks. Work to process Syrian refugee cases has continued over the summer and thanks to this effort and the delivery of pre-arrival orientation information sessions, more Syrian refugees are now ready to arrive in Canada.

Minister McCallum available to media following roundtable on immigration

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, will be available to media following a roundtable discussion on immigration with local stakeholders. This roundtable discussion is part of a national conversation on immigration.

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