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Local business recognized for their work with refugees

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum today congratulated Highline Mushrooms as one of the winners of the 2016 Employer Awards for Refugee Employment for their outstanding efforts to help refugees settle in Canada by finding jobs and obtaining employment skills.


Canada welcomes 25,000 Syrian refugees

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada has now welcomed more than 25,000 Syrian refugees as part of the #WelcomeRefugees initiative.


Minister McCallum to repeal parts of C-24

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Today, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum introduced legislation to amend the Citizenship Act, providing greater flexibility for applicants trying to meet the requirements for citizenship and help immigrants obtain citizenship faster.


Restoring Fairness to the Interim Federal Health Program

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

All refugees and asylum claimants will soon benefit from full health-care coverage through a restored Interim Federal Health Program, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, John McCallum, announced today.


Sydney, Nova Scotia on track to welcome Syrian refugees

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The community of Sydney has come forward as an early adopter of a process that was formally announced last week. The Government of Canada has been working with provinces and territories to establish criteria for communities wishing to become welcoming communities for government-assisted refugees (GARs).


City of Victoria named as new destination community under the Resettlement Assistance Program

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Following the meeting of Big City Mayors, Minister McCallum announced the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria as the first successful applicant under the recent call for proposals to identify new Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) providers across Canada, with more RAP providers expected to be added in the coming weeks.


Nationals of Haiti and Zimbabwe given an additional six months to apply for permanent residence in Canada

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness today announced that an additional six months have been given to allow certain nationals of Haiti and Zimbabwe to apply for permanent residence without risk of removal from Canada.


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