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

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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 …

Over 17 Thousand Afghan Refugees Arrived in Canada Since August 2021

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The Government of Canada is working hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan refugees in Canada as quickly and safely as possible. We developed several special programs and measures that reflect the long and enduring relationship we have with Afghans, and to protect some of the most vulnerable groups in Afghanistan. 17,375 Afghan refugees have arrived in Canada, under all …

IRCC Looking to Modernizing Canada’s Immigration System

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is working on modernizing Canada’s immigration system to support economic recovery improve client service. Highlights of progress include but are not limited to the following areas: Permanent Residence (PR) online PR applications, including PR card renewals easier access to status updates on some family class (FC) applications processing FC and Canadian Experience Class applications within …

Canada’s New Initiative to Protect Vulnerable Women and Girls in Central America

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

Many women and girls in the northern part of Central America have been displaced as a result of high levels of violence and growing social and economic instability. Canada is committed to helping them. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship recently announced a new initiative to empower and protect women and girls in the region. With a …

Super Visa for Parents and Grandparents

Lisa C. Newcomer Information, Seniors

From September 23 to October 5, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) sent out invitations to selected potential sponsors who submitted their interest in sponsoring their parents and grandparents in the fall of 2020. Find out if you are invited here. If you were not invited to apply for PGP, your parents or grandparents may want to apply for a …

Invitations to Sponsor Parents and Grandparents are Now Being Sent Out

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

Have you submitted interest to sponsor forms in the fall of 2020? You are now encouraged to check the email account you provided on the form, as invitations to apply are being sent out via email. This year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be accepting a record number of up to 30,000 applications under the Parents and Grandparents …

New College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants to Open Fall 2021

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of , Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) announced that the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants will officially open on November 23, 2021. The creation of the College is a key part of the government’s efforts to fight fraud in our immigration system. The College will become the official regulator of immigration and …

Your Support Is Needed for Helping Afghan Refugees Make Canada Their New Home

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Settlement News, Updates

After the First Group of Afghan Refugees Arriving in Canada on August 5, Canada welcomed more flights of Afghan refugees. With more flights planned in the days ahead, refugees will continue to be resettled through the immigration program for individuals and their families who provided support to Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan. Many refugees need extra help getting settled in Canada. …