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IRCC 2020 Employer Awards for Newcomer Employment

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Each year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), in collaboration with Hire Immigrants Ottawa, recognizes the innovative efforts of businesses across Canada to improve the integration of newcomers into the labour market. This year’s winners are helping to reduce the barriers faced by newcomers entering the labour market and to improve their overall settlement in Canada.


IRCC’s National Call for Proposals 2019

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Eight hundred and twenty-four projects have been selected through IRCC’s National Call for Proposals 2019.


Agri-Food Immigration Pilot

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The Agri-Food Immigration Pilot will test a new, industry-specific approach to help address the labour needs of the Canadian agri-food sector, particularly in meat processing and mushroom production.


Organizations selected to deliver adapted language training

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In November 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched an expression of interest process to solicit proposals from organizations able to deliver French and English language training to newcomers who declare French as their language of preference and want to make a Francophone minority community their new home.


New partners selected to support visible minority newcomer women

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In December 2018, the government launched an expression of interest process as part of the Visible Minority Newcomer Women pilot to solicit proposals from new organizations. Twenty-two organizations from across Canada have been selected as part of this process, with one organization submitting two successful proposals. The government will provide up to $7.5 million in funding for these organizations over the next 2 years.


The Oath of Citizenship

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Canadian citizenship legislation requires citizenship candidates 14 years or older to take the Oath of Citizenship on the day they become Canadian


Government changes will strengthen the regulation of immigration and citizenship consultants

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To help protect newcomers and applicants, Budget 2019 proposes $51.9 million over 5 years, and $10.1 million per year ongoing to improve oversight of immigration and citizenship consultants, to strengthen compliance and enforcement measures, and to support public awareness activities that will help protect vulnerable newcomers, applicants and ethical and professional consultants against fraudulent consultants.


Investing in Canada’s asylum system

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The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that Canada is a place for those who genuinely need protection, while also safeguarding the integrity of our asylum system to make sure Canadians and newcomers continue to benefit from a world-class immigration system.


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