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Government of Canada invests $100 million to support newcomers’ integration

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Settlement services are crucial to a newcomer’s success in Canada. They help new Canadians get work, learn English or French, find a place to live and, more broadly, succeed in this country. With the pandemic exacerbating the already challenging process of beginning a new life in a new land, settlement services have never been more critical.

Government announces new initiatives to help racialized newcomer women succeed in Canada

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is committed to helping every woman and girl in Canada reach her full potential. A central part of this is addressing and overcoming the unique barriers that can sometimes stand in their way. These barriers can be particularly significant for racialized newcomer women, and have increased since the onset of the pandemic and its disproportionate impact on women.

Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador extend immigration agreement

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Over the past years, the Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador have worked together closely to help more newcomers choose, settle and thrive in the province. Central to these efforts is the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Immigration Agreement. First signed in 2016, the agreement sets out joint objectives and lays a blueprint for federal-provincial cooperation on immigration.

New College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants to open this fall

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada is one of the top destinations in the world, with millions of people from across the globe hoping to come here every year to settle, visit or work. To navigate the immigration system, many people turn to consultants or other services for help. While nearly all operate honestly, unscrupulous actors can exploit the system and take advantage of people. That’s why the Government of Canada is taking meaningful action to root out immigration fraud and protect those who wish to come here.

Immigration Ministers focus on long-term planning for a more responsive and collaborative immigration system

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Forum of Ministers Responsible for Immigration (FMRI) met virtually today to discuss the future of immigration in Canada as the country looks towards growth and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the pandemic created some disruptions to Canada’s immigration system, Ministers in attendance had an opportunity to reflect on lessons learned and to reaffirm their commitment to a federal-provincial/territorial (FPT) relationship that supports timely and meaningful partnership and collaboration.

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.

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