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New youth mobility agreement with Italy expands work opportunities for Canadian and Italian youth

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada is at its best when diverse, engaged and empowered youth are able to gain meaningful work and life experiences. In presenting opportunities for Canadian and international youth to travel and work, the Government of Canada is supporting meaningful opportunities for young people to experience other cultures and form lasting relationships.


A New Centre for Innovation in Francophone Immigration in Dieppe

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities and Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, on behalf of the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, inaugurated the new Centre for Innovation in Francophone Immigration. The inauguration of the centre is one of many events taking place as part of National Francophone Immigration Week.


An Immigration Plan to Grow the Economy 

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Canadian economy has experienced one of the fastest recoveries from COVID-19 among advanced economies, but is now facing critical labour market shortages causing uncertainty for Canadian businesses and workers.


Minister Fraser welcomes latest charter flight of Afghan refugees from Pakistan 

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada continues to work hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan nationals as quickly and safely as possible, which is one of the largest commitments of its kind in the world. To date, over 22,581 Afghan nationals have arrived in Canada.


Reuniting families across the country

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Family reunification plays a significant role in attracting, retaining and integrating immigrants who contribute to our success as a country. Canada has an extremely generous family sponsorship program, which allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents the option to bring their parents and grandparents to Canada as permanent residents.


International students to help address Canada’s labour shortage

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Employers are facing unprecedented challenges in finding and retaining the workers they need during this period of economic recovery and growth. The Government of Canada is continuing to take concrete actions to address current labour needs.


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