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Minister Mendicino and FCFA President Roy invite French-speaking temporary residents to take advantage of pathways to permanent residence

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Immigration is essential to the vitality of Francophone communities across Canada, including New Brunswick’s Acadian communities. That’s why today, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and Liane Roy, President of the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne, visited Bathurst to invite French-speaking temporary residents in Canada to take advantage of the recently launched temporary pathway to permanent residence.


Student Direct Stream expanded in the Americas

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

As we emerge from the global pandemic in the months ahead, Canada’s International Student Program can play an important role in our economic recovery.


Canada’s oath of citizenship now recognizes First Nations, Inuit and Métis rights

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada’s Oath of Citizenship is more than words. It is a public declaration of belonging made when an individual joins our country and everyone who calls it home. That’s why the government has been hard at work over the past few years updating the Oath to include Indigenous peoples, through Bill C-8. This directly responds to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Call to Action 94.


Canada announces 3 new initiatives to welcome and support more refugees

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The world is facing a refugee crisis. Across the globe, millions are displaced and longing for what most of us take for granted: a safe place to call home. As a global leader in protecting those who need it most, Canada welcomed nearly half of all refugees resettled around the world in 2020. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) recently called Canada “a bright light in a horrible year for refugee resettlement.”


Minister Mendicino, Minister Bennett and Minister Miller announce that Indigenous peoples can now reclaim their traditional names on immigration identity documents

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

A person’s name is fundamental to who they are. Indigenous names are endowed with deep cultural meaning, and speak to Indigenous peoples’ presence on this land since time immemorial. Yet the impact of colonialism means that many Indigenous people’s names have not been recognized.


IRCC launches efforts to streamline and modernize access to information and privacy system

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Openness, transparency and accountability are guiding principles of the Government of Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is incorporating these principles as we improve and modernize our systems, processes and digital infrastructure to better serve our clients. IRCC takes its responsibilities and obligations under the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act very seriously.


Minister Mendicino highlights immigration investments in Budget 2021 in support of Canada’s economic recovery

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The pandemic has disproportionately affected low-wage workers, young people, women and racialized Canadians. Last month, our government released a plan to support them in Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience. This plan will ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians and that finishes the fight against COVID-19.


Applications open tomorrow for new pathway to permanent residency for over 90,000 essential temporary workers and international graduates of a Canadian institution

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Last month, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced an innovative pathway to permanent residence for over 90,000 essential workers and international graduates of a Canadian institution who are actively contributing to Canada’s economy.


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