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Client experience survey 2022

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

IRCC is randomly inviting clients who had a decision made on their application in 2021 to take a client service survey. It’s voluntary, confidential, and will never affect any application with IRCC.


Online survey of newcomers to Canada

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is conducting an online survey of newcomers to Canada about their experiences of discrimination in their city or town.


Canadians continue to welcome Afghan refugees in their communities 

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is working hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan nationals as quickly and safely as possible. Over the past week, 335 government-assisted and privately sponsored Afghan refugees arrived in Canada on 10 commercial flights. They are destined for communities all across Canada, including Calgary, Winnipeg and Sherbrooke. To date, a total of 7,885 Afghan nationals have arrived in Canada.


New immigration plan to fill labour market shortages and grow Canada’s economy

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Our immigration system has helped shape Canada into the country it is today – one that is prosperous, diverse, and welcoming to those in need. Newcomers enrich and better our communities, and they work every day to create jobs, care for our loved ones, and support local businesses. Throughout the pandemic, they have been on the front lines, working in key sectors like health care, transportation, and manufacturing. Without them, Canada would not have been able to overcome challenges in critical industries and sectors of the economy over the past 2 years. Now, more than ever, immigrants are a key part of our country’s continued success.


Canada continues to welcome more Afghan refugees

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is working hard to resettle 40,000 Afghan nationals as quickly and safely as possible. Over the past week, nearly 460 Afghan refugees arrived in Canada on 20 different commercial flights. To date, a total of 7,550 Afghan nationals have arrived in Canada.


Launching a new online case status tracker for family class permanent residence applications

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada needs immigration to drive our economy, help address labour shortages, and keep our communities thriving. The Government of Canada understands that to keep attracting talent as a destination of choice, we must remain committed to improving our client service and providing the best experience possible for people who see their future in Canada.


Modernizing Canada’s immigration system to support economic recovery and improve client experience

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Immigration is the engine of the Canadian economy, helping to address labour shortages and keep our communities thriving. Newcomers have played an essential role in addressing some of our most severe labour shortages throughout the pandemic, including on the front lines. However, there remain challenges, including processing delays that have led to frustrations for those trying to come to Canada to work or reunite with their families. While Canada welcomed the highest number of permanent residents in a single year in 2021 by processing a record number of applications, border restrictions and other pandemic-related factors have led to delays for many applicants, and long waits for application updates. We know these need to be addressed.


Canada welcomes over 200 Afghan refugees to Vancouver

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada is responding as quickly as possible to the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan by helping bring Afghan citizens and their families safely to their new home. We remain firm in our commitment to resettle 40,000 Afghan nationals, and our partnerships with provinces, territories and settlement service providers across the country are key to achieving this goal.


Government of Canada invests $35 million to expand settlement services for newcomers in small towns and rural communities

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Newcomers to Canada play a crucial role in the future of our country and contribute in important ways to our society and economic recovery from the pandemic. To ensure newcomers settling in small towns and rural communities have access to essential services during their first year in Canada, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced an investment of more than $35 million to expand resettlement capacity and settlement services across Canada.


Afghan human rights defenders arrive in Canada

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

For 2 decades, Canadians have worked side by side with Afghan nationals to improve security, democracy and human rights in Afghanistan. Now Canada is welcoming people who face risks as a result of this vitally important work.


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