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Citizenship Week is here! Tell us what being a Canadian means to you. 

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

October 6, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Citizenship Week is being celebrated across Canada from October 9 to 15, 2017. As we continue to mark Canada 150 by celebrating our citizenship, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada invites you to be part of making Citizenship Week even bigger this year by reflecting on what it means to be a Canadian.


Government of Canada implements new legislative changes to the Citizenship Act

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

October 4, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to provide greater flexibility in meeting requirements for those who wish to obtain Canadian citizenship, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced today a significant milestone in implementing changes to the Citizenship Act through the adoption of Bill C-6.


Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Irregular Migration meets again in Ottawa

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Members of the Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Irregular Migration met yesterday for the fourth time, as part of ongoing discussions to address the influx of asylum seekers entering Canada at irregular border crossings. Federal Minister and Task Force Chair, Marc Garneau, was pleased to report on the progress made since the last meeting on September 1. He reiterated the continuing collaboration across governments to manage the influx and added that all of us remain committed to orderly migration and ensuring the safety of all Canadians.


Canada holds round table with immigrant groups in NYC

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, held a round table with key groups that work with immigrant communities in New York City to discuss the situation involving asylum seekers at the Canada-United States border.


Federal-Provincial-Territorial Forum of Ministers responsible for Immigration build on the success of Canada’s shared immigration system

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Forum of Ministers responsible for Immigration (FMRI) met to reflect on Canada’s immigration system. To make progress on Canada’s Vision Action Plan for 2016-2019, all Ministers agreed to work in partnership to ensure a fast, flexible, and efficient economic immigration system; strategic immigration levels planning; and effective settlement and integration supports for newcomers. This work will further Canada’s legacy as a diverse, inclusive and welcoming country.


Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Irregular Migration met today in Ottawa

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Irregular Migration met today to discuss the situation at Canada’s border. This third meeting focused on coordinating efforts to address the influx of asylum seekers entering Canada at irregular border crossings.


Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Irregular Migration met yesterday in Montréal

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Montréal, Québec August 24, 2017 Government of Canada The Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Irregular Migration, chaired by federal Minister Marc Garneau met yesterday for the second time to discuss the current surge in asylum seekers at the Canada-United States border. Federal ministers, Member of Parliament Emmanuel Dubourg, along with provincial ministers from Quebec and Ontario, are partnering under this joint task force and working together to address the situation.


Entrepreneurs: Make your pitch and pivot to Canada!

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canadians are welcoming to people and ideas from around the globe. Welcoming entrepreneurs who have the expertise to turn their ideas into successful companies is one way that Canada’s openness can help build a world-class innovation economy.


Celebrate Canada Day with Citizenship Events in Your Area

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada invites you to participate in citizenship events and activities taking place across the country in the coming weeks to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.


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