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Sudbury selected as a Welcoming Francophone Community

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Sudbury has been selected as a Welcoming Francophone Community as part of the Government of Canada’s Action Plan for Official Languages.


Canada ends the Designated Country of Origin practice

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

May 17, 2019—Ottawa, ON—The Government of Canada is committed to a well-managed asylum system that’s fair, fast and final. Effective today, Canada is removing all countries from the designated country of origin (DCO) list, which effectively suspends the DCO policy, introduced in 2012, until it can be repealed through future legislative changes.


Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team welcomes new Canadians

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada Soccer hosted a special citizenship ceremony at BMO Field today, where Canada’s Women’s National Team welcomed 27 new citizens from 12 countries into the Canadian family. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, delivered the oath of citizenship and presented certificates to the new citizens. Also attending was Peter Montopoli, Canada Soccer’s General Secretary.


Government of Canada provides support to British Columbia to ease shelter pressures

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

May 17, 2019 – Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada is committed to helping provinces adjust to pressures in delivering interim housing solutions. To assist British Columbia, the Government will provide $6 million to address costs associated with temporary housing for asylum claimants.


Additional support provided to ease Toronto shelter pressures

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada remains committed to working collaboratively with provinces and municipalities to help deal with the pressures they face with respect to providing temporary housing to asylum claimants.


New Atlantic Immigration Pilot change will help newcomers feel at home

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

May 8, 2019—Halifax, NS – The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is adding a new component to provide a better quality of life to skilled immigrants and their families, who came to Atlantic Canada to work by providing their spouses with intermediate skill level, such as food and beverage servers or long-haul truck drivers, an opportunity to apply for an open work permit.


Deadline closes in less than one month for caregivers

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

May 8, 2019—Ottawa, ON – Caregivers currently working in Canada are asked to take immediate action to apply to the Interim Pathway for Caregivers, as it closes on June 4, 2019.


Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Turns 37

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

April 17, 2019—Ottawa, ON – The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, welcomed 37 new Canadians today in the West Block of Parliament Hill.


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