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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.


Canada celebrates 40 years of the refugee sponsorship program

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

As Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program marks 40 years, Canadians are being celebrated for their immense contributions and dedication to provide a safe haven for vulnerable refugees around the world.


Helping the City of Ottawa ease shelter pressures

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

April 5, 2019 – Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada is continuing to work collaboratively with provincial, territorial and municipal partners to help alleviate the pressures they are facing with respect to providing temporary housing to asylum seekers.


Iqaluit selected as a Welcoming Francophone Community

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

March 18, 2019 — Iqaluit, NU — Iqaluit has been selected as a Welcoming Francophone Community as part of the Government of Canada’s Action Plan for Official Languages.


Minister Blair reinforces mutual cooperation on border issues during trip to U.S.

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, concluded his trip to the United States. Minister Blair spoke with members of Congress and government officials about issues of border security, including the shared goal of modernizing the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA).


Interim Pathway for Caregivers in Canada now open

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

March 15, 2019—Ottawa, ON – Caregivers who came to Canada to provide care to Canadian families, in the hope of eventually transitioning to becoming a permanent residents should apply to the Interim Pathway for Caregivers (IPC).


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