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Update on Atlantic Immigration Pilot

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

A pilot program to attract more skilled immigrants to Atlantic Canada and retain them is gaining significant interest from employers. To date, almost 200 employers have expressed interest in the program, with over 50 being formally designated.


Canada and New Brunswick sign immigration agreement

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Today, an agreement was signed that will help New Brunswick address labour shortages and grow its population. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, federal Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Honourable Donald Arseneault, New Brunswick Minister for Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, signed the Canada-New Brunswick Immigration Agreement.


Canada funds international refugee resettlement efforts

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

March 15, 2017 – Geneva, CH – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen today announced contributions totaling $5.6 million to support global resettlement initiatives. This funding will pay for the recruitment and deployment of refugee experts to work with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in the screening and submission of refugees in need of resettlement. Refugees will have their resettlement applications assessed by UNHCR more quickly, allowing them to start new lives in resettlement countries.


HyLife Foods LP recognized for their work with newcomers to Canada

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The dedication of HyLife Foods LP to recruiting and providing opportunities to newcomers to Canada – with more than half of its workforce consisting of immigrants – was highlighted today by the Government of Canada.


JBS Food Canada recognized for their work with newcomers to Canada

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is recognizing JBS Food Canada for going above and beyond in hiring immigrants and refugees and facilitating their integration into the workplace and Canadian society by connecting them with community resources.


Canada to welcome 1200 Yazidi and other survivors of Daesh

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

February 21, 2017—Ottawa, ON – Canada plans to welcome approximately 1200 survivors of Daesh this year, including vulnerable Yazidi women and children and their families, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Minister Ahmed Hussen announced today.


Recognizing 70 years of Canadian Citizenship

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) hosted a special citizenship ceremony today at the Supreme Court of Canada with 26 individuals invited to kick off Canada 150 celebrations and commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Canadian Citizenship Act.


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