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IRCC expands its presence in China through new VACs

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

November 17, 2017 – Ottawa – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is expanding its Visa Application Centre (VAC) Network in China, increasing its geographic reach as Canada looks for new ways to support the growth in applications. So far this year, more than 500,000 applications have been received from China, a 15 per cent increase from 2016.


Widespread support for most ambitious immigration plan in recent history

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada announced its historic multi-year levels plan – setting the most ambitious immigration levels in recent history, on November 1st. Stakeholders from across the country applauded the Government’s decision, which takes into consideration Canada’s need for more immigrants to support economic growth, while balancing our fiscal responsibilities. Here’s what stakeholders, provinces and service providers organizations have said.


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.


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