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Federal, provincial and territorial immigration ministers commit to work together to maximize the benefits of immigration for Canada

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Forum of Ministers Responsible for Immigration (FMRI) met today in Toronto to continue discussions on the future of immigration in Canada. Ministers expressed support for a coordinated approach to address immigration opportunities and challenges, including collaborating on economic immigration to meet labour needs, while addressing pressures on social infrastructure, housing and settlement services. This approach is based on the principle of shared jurisdiction and mutual respect for both federal and provincial-territorial roles and responsibilities for immigration in Canada.* Ministers agreed that immigration is a key component of the country’s fabric, as it contributes to its diversity, economy, and meeting labour market needs. Ministers also concurred on the importance of supporting Canada’s response to humanitarian crises and the needs of vulnerable newcomers.


The Government of Canada funds research on Francophone immigration

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Francophone immigration plays an important role in the development and prosperity of Francophone communities outside Quebec. Canada therefore intends to increase its efforts to welcome more Francophone immigrants in these communities.


Stabilizing Canada’s immigration targets to support sustainable growth

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Immigration drives Canada’s economy and fuels its future growth. As we continue to face an aging population and critical labour shortages in key sectors like health care, transportation and home building, newcomers are critical to help spur innovation, grow the economy, and support local businesses and communities.


Transforming our immigration system to build a stronger Canada

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada is a top choice for people looking for a new place to work, study and build their lives with their families. Newcomers and visitors fuel our economy and add vibrancy to our communities. That is why an effective, innovative, and resilient immigration system is critical to position Canada for success, and to provide a transparent and fair experience for newcomers.


Changes to International Student Program aim to protect students

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada is a top destination of choice for international students, thanks to our high-quality educational institutions; our welcoming, diverse society; and the opportunities to work or immigrate permanently after graduation. While international students have contributed to life on campuses across the country, they have also experienced some serious challenges navigating Canada’s International Student Program.


Canada announces first-ever category-based selection invitations for newcomers with work experience in agriculture and agri-food

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced changes to Express Entry through category-based selection on May 31, 2023. These changes will help address labour shortages and support economic goals by inviting candidates with specific work experience or French language ability to apply for permanent residence.


Canada announces first-ever category-based selection invitations for newcomers with work experience in transport

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

On May 31, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced changes to Express Entry through category-based selection. These changes will help address labour shortages and support economic goals by inviting candidates with specific work experience or French language ability to apply for permanent residence.


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