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Ministers Fraser and Petitpas Taylor mark National Francophone Immigration Week

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | statements

The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, issued the following statement:


Statement by Minister Fraser on Canada Day

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“On this 155th anniversary of Confederation, I wish all Canadians a very happy Canada Day. I also wish to extend a warm welcome to all those celebrating their first Canada Day as new Canadians, as well as to the thousands of Afghans and Ukrainians who have arrived over the last couple of months.”


Recognizing the strength and resilience of refugees

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“Each year on World Refugee Day, people from around the world reflect not only on the plight and challenges faced by refugees, but also on the strength and contributions they bring as they bravely rebuild their lives in new communities. In Canada, refugees are a driving force behind our society and economy, and our country has a proud, long-standing humanitarian tradition of being an international leader in resettlement and integration. We are proud of what we have accomplished so far, and we are determined to do more.”


Minister Fraser celebrates Citizenship Week

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The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today issued the following statement to mark the start of Citizenship Week, which runs from May 23 to 29, 2022


Statement on Fraud Prevention Month

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“Canada remains one of the most popular destinations for immigrants looking for a fresh start. These are among the largest personal decisions individuals will make, and many people look for professionals to ease the process. Sadly, immigration fraud continues to be a common and serious crime in Canada.”


Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the first Canadian Citizenship Act

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“Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Canadian Citizenship Act, a major moment in Canada’s history and a milestone on our journey to full independence and nationhood. Before the Act, the people of this country were British subjects – we have forever since been Canadian citizens."


Canada marks International Migrants Day

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“For as long as we can remember, freedom of movement has provided human beings with a greater quality of life to meet their changing needs. On this International Migrants Day, we join our friends and allies across the world in coming together to celebrate, promote and protect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all migrants."


Minister Fraser marks International Human Rights Day

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | statements

Canada has a long, proud tradition of standing up for human rights at home and abroad. On this International Human Rights Day, we join our friends and allies around the world in reaffirming and celebrating the importance of human rights, while recommitting ourselves to building a world where they are respected by all.


Minister Fraser concludes successful first visit to Guatemala

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | statements

I was pleased today to conclude a productive visit to Guatemala. As the current Chair of the Central America and Mexico Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Framework (known as MIRPS) Support Platform, I represented Canada at the Annual Ministerial Meeting, where we discussed increased cooperation to manage the migration challenges in the region.


Minister Fraser marks the start of National Francophone Immigration Week 2021

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | statements

The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, issued the following statement:“As the new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, it’s important for me to mark National Francophone Immigration Week because I am proud to celebrate the contributions of French-speaking newcomers to communities across Canada, as well as our country’s linguistic duality.


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