Visit from The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Michelle Mak Citizenship & Immigration, Settlement News, Updates

On March 5, 2020, The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada visited Immigrant Services Calgary. ISC team had a productive discussion about many shared priorities including how to grow the francophone community in Alberta. We are excited to work together to innovate and make settlement easier for newcomers.

Before You Arrive in Canada – A Video Introduction from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration

This is a video introduction provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). “This video will help you get ready for your new life in Canada. It will explain some of the things you should do before you leave your country of origin to make sure you are prepared when you arrive in Canada.” In the video, the expert explained …

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announces action on Syrian refugee crisis

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration

November 9, 2015 – Ottawa, ON – Office of the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced the creation of a new Cabinet ad hoc committee to help bring Syrian refugees to Canada. An Ad Hoc Committee on Refugees will be a driving force in delivering on the government’s …

Now Open: New Pathway to PR for Essential Workers and International Student Graduates Currently in Canada

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates Leave a Comment

Today, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) has officially launched the new pathway to permanent residence for eligible essential workers and international graduates from a Canadian institution. Interested? Follow these three steps to get prepared! Use the eligibility tool to make sure that you can apply. Get ready to apply by reading the Instruction Guide for important information about how to complete the application, fees …

Beware of Immigration Fraud – Report Immigration Fraud

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March is Fraud Prevention Month. Today, as we wrap up the Fraud Prevention Month, let’s learn how to report immigration fraud. Call the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Border Watch Toll-Free Line at 1-888-502-9060 to report: a marriage of convenience suspicious activity at the border a person who has given false information on any immigration application or a person wanted …

Canada to Welcome More Yazidi Refugees

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

“Our new policy will ensure that more Yazidis and other survivors can be reunited with loved ones so that they can start new lives in Canada.” — the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) Over 1,400 Yazidi refugees and other survivors of Daesh have settled in Canada since 2017. Minister Mendicino announced a …

Beware of Immigration Fraud – Common Scams Aimed at Newcomers

Lisa C. Daily Life, Newcomer Information

March is Fraud Prevention Month. We are posting a series of articles helping you find out how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of immigration fraud. Today, let’s take a look at common scams aimed at newcomers. Scammers posing as Canadian government officials Scammers pretending to be an official may call you and accuse you of doing something wrong, …

Beware of Immigration Fraud – About Immigration Representatives

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News

March is Fraud Prevention Month. We will post a series of articles helping you find out how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of immigration fraud. Today, let’s take a look at immigration representatives. Immigration and citizenship representatives are those that give you advice, help you choose the best program, fill out and submit your application, and communicate with …

Beware of Immigration Fraud – Marriage Fraud

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Newcomer Information

March is Fraud Prevention Month. We will post a series of articles helping you find out how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of immigration fraud. Today, let’s take a look at marriage fraud. Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident? Have you met and fallen in love with someone from another country online or while travelling? …

Beware of Immigration Fraud – Internet, Email and Telephone Scams

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

March is Fraud Prevention Month. We will post a series of articles helping you find out how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of immigration fraud. Today, let’s take a look at how to identify fake websites, emails and telephone calls. Who can decide to issue you a visa? Only immigration officers from one of the four below can …