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Government of Canada offers refuge to Afghans who assisted Canada

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Many brave Afghans made incredible contributions to Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan—often at great personal risk. While over 800 were able to resettle in Canada over the past decade, many are still in Afghanistan. With the situation in the country deteriorating rapidly, many have become Taliban targets due to their work.


IRCC to accept a record number of applications for the 2021 Parents and Grandparents Program

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada’s Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program is unique in the world. It gives families the chance to reunite here, providing them the opportunity to thrive in this country. Family reunification plays a significant role in attracting, retaining and integrating immigrants who contribute to our success as a country.


New open work permit available for recent permanent residency applicants

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced today that, beginning July 26, 2021, individuals who have applied for the recently opened pathway to permanent residence will be eligible for an open work permit while awaiting the results of their application.


IRCC’s first Settlement Outcomes Highlights Report provides insight on the path to success for newcomers in Canada

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

A new report, the first of its kind, finds that new Canadians give high marks to the settlement services offered to them, and see these services as crucial in setting newcomers up for success in Canada. From improving their English or French, to assisting in finding work, to helping them connect with their communities, immigrants reported that settlement services are vital to their Canadian experience.


Minister Mendicino and FCFA President Roy invite French-speaking temporary residents to take advantage of pathways to permanent residence

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Immigration is essential to the vitality of Francophone communities across Canada, including New Brunswick’s Acadian communities. That’s why today, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and Liane Roy, President of the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne, visited Bathurst to invite French-speaking temporary residents in Canada to take advantage of the recently launched temporary pathway to permanent residence.


Student Direct Stream expanded in the Americas

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

As we emerge from the global pandemic in the months ahead, Canada’s International Student Program can play an important role in our economic recovery.


Canada’s oath of citizenship now recognizes First Nations, Inuit and Métis rights

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada’s Oath of Citizenship is more than words. It is a public declaration of belonging made when an individual joins our country and everyone who calls it home. That’s why the government has been hard at work over the past few years updating the Oath to include Indigenous peoples, through Bill C-8. This directly responds to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Call to Action 94.


Canada announces 3 new initiatives to welcome and support more refugees

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The world is facing a refugee crisis. Across the globe, millions are displaced and longing for what most of us take for granted: a safe place to call home. As a global leader in protecting those who need it most, Canada welcomed nearly half of all refugees resettled around the world in 2020. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) recently called Canada “a bright light in a horrible year for refugee resettlement.”


Minister Mendicino, Minister Bennett and Minister Miller announce that Indigenous peoples can now reclaim their traditional names on immigration identity documents

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

A person’s name is fundamental to who they are. Indigenous names are endowed with deep cultural meaning, and speak to Indigenous peoples’ presence on this land since time immemorial. Yet the impact of colonialism means that many Indigenous people’s names have not been recognized.


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