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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.


Citizenship Bill Receives Royal Assent

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

June 19, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Today, Bill C-6, an Act to amend the Citizenship Act and make consequential amendments to another Act, received Royal Assent. Changes to the Citizenship Act reflect the Government’s commitments to streamline the citizenship process, enhance program integrity, and repeal certain provisions of the Act that treated dual citizens differently than other Canadians. Some changes to the Citizenship Act take effect immediately upon Royal Assent, while others take effect at later dates to ensure the necessary regulatory changes and departmental preparations are in place for a smooth transition for applicants.


Government of Canada launches the Global Skills Strategy 

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

June 12, 2017—Toronto, ON – When companies in Canada can thrive and grow, they create more jobs. The Government of Canada’s new Global Skills Strategy will give employers a faster and more predictable process for attracting top talent and new skills to Canada, creating economic growth and more middle-class jobs for Canadians.


Government Launches Review of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada has a proud humanitarian tradition of providing protection to those fleeing persecution while ensuring that our asylum system is not subject to misuse. The Government is committed to upholding this tradition.


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