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400 Years of Immigration and Diversity

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Serge Cormier, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, was joined today by Sean Casey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Normand Charbonneau of Library and Archives Canada and Audrey Labrie, Vice-president of the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne, to discuss Francophone immigration and the influence of diversity on Canada’s official languages.


Minister Hussen announces the appointment of 10 citizenship judges

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Minister Hussen announces the appointment of 10 citizenship judges May 17, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, today announced the appointment of 10 citizenship judges.


Ministers Hussen, Garneau and Goodale provided an update on progress regarding asylum seekers in Quebec and announced new outreach initiatives in Nigeria

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

May 7, 2018 – Montreal, QC –Today the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, and the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, provided an update on the Government of Canada’s progress to address the disproportionate impact of asylum seekers in Quebec.


Canada and Portugal Sign New Youth Mobility Arrangement

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and José Luís Carneiro, Secretary of State of Portuguese Communities Abroad, today signed a new bilateral Youth Mobility Arrangement between Canada and Portugal.


Canada-Ontario agreement maximizes the benefits of immigration

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada and Ontario are strengthening their partnership and collaboration to increase francophone immigration in support of a strong and prosperous economy. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Honourable Laura Albanese, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, today announced the signing of the annexes to the Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement (COIA).


Government of Canada brings medical inadmissibility policy in line with inclusivity for persons with disabilities

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

April 16, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – One of the Government of Canada’s priorities is to ensure greater accessibility and opportunities for Canadians with disabilities. Today’s announcement by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen of changes to the medical inadmissibility provision of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act ensures that our immigration policies better align with Canadian values and reflect the importance that the Government places on the inclusion of persons with disabilities.


Facilitating travel to Canada while keeping Canadians safe

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

April 6, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – 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. Accurately establishing identity is an important part of immigration decisions and helps keep Canadians safe. For more than 20 years, biometrics (fingerprints and a photograph) have played a role in supporting immigration screening and decision-making in Canada.


Rainbow Refugee Assistance Pilot Program extended

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

March 23, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced today that the Government of Canada has renewed a cost-sharing agreement with Rainbow Refugee Society until March 31, 2020. As of April 1, additional funding of $100,000 will be made available to support refugees sponsored under the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Pilot.


Danby Appliances recognized for their work with newcomers to Canada

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is recognizing Danby Appliances for their support of newcomers to Canada, including the development of a 90-day training program called ‘Ease into Canada’ that provides information and business skills support for its newcomer employees, as well as language training on the job.


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