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Government changes will strengthen the regulation of immigration and citizenship consultants

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | backgrounders

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

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | backgrounders

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.


IRCC’s National Call for Proposals 2019

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | backgrounders

The Settlement Program assists immigrants and refugees in overcoming barriers specific to the newcomer experience, such as a lack of official language skills and limited knowledge of Canada, so that they can participate in social, cultural, civic and economic life in Canada. The program focuses on five areas: needs assessment and referrals, information and orientation; language training and skills development; employment related services; and community connections. There are also support services to ensure that programming is accessible, such as transportation, child care and translation services. All services are designed and delivered by service provider organizations in Canada and overseas.


How will the new parents and grandparents sponsorship process work?

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | backgrounders

The Government of Canada has listened to feedback from clients, stakeholders and the public to identify improvements needed in the Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program – specifically, the application process. That is why the government is streamlining the intake process to enhance client experience. Here’s how the new process will work:


Biometrics Expansion

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | backgrounders

Canada has long had one of the highest per capita rates of immigration in the world and is an attractive destination for immigrants and visitors.


Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | backgrounders

In response to the Syria refugee crisis and increasing movements of refugees and migrants, the UN General Assembly in 2016 adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants. That declaration launched separate processes to create 2 non-binding international agreements: one for refugees (Global Compact on Refugees) and one for migrants (the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration). The number of international migrants continues to grow and was estimated at 258 million worldwide in 2017, a 49% increase compared to 2000.


Backgrounder: Businesses and communities across Canada to benefit from increased immigration

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | backgrounders

Our immigration system has helped make Canada the nation it is today – one that is diverse, prosperous and welcoming to those in need. Immigration spurs innovation and economic growth and supports the development of diverse, dynamic and innovative businesses and communities across the country.


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