Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website. June 6, 2019—Toronto, ON— Canada is making it easier for newcomer women to find a job by providing the support and services they need to succeed. This will help these women highlight their talents and experiences as they settle in Canada. Some newcomer women face multiple barriers trying to find work and get ahead …
Starting in 2020, Canada will be launching the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Partnership that will support more Canadians in privately sponsoring LGBTQ2 refugees who are fleeing violence and persecution.
Canada is introducing new measures to help protect vulnerable workers, newcomers who face family abuse and help newcomers sponsor family members they didn’t initially declare.
On May 28, 2019, The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship introduced Bill C-99. This bill is an act to amend the Citizenship Act, to change Canada’s Oath of Citizenship to include clear reference to the rights of Indigenous peoples.
Permanent residents who are hoping to travel should ensure that their Permanent Resident Cards (PR card), as well as their family members PR cards are valid. If you are planning to travel abroad, make sure to renew your PR card before you leave. You can only renew your PR card in Canada and PR cards will not be sent to …
May 17, 2019—Ottawa, ON—The Government of Canada is committed to a well-managed asylum system that’s fair, fast and final. Effective today, Canada is removing all countries from the designated country of origin (DCO) list, which effectively suspends the DCO policy, introduced in 2012, until it can be repealed through future legislative changes.
The Interim Pathway for Caregivers is a limited time pathway to permanent residence for qualifying in-home caregivers and their families. If you have work experience in Canada as a home child care provider or home support worker, you may be able to apply for permanent residence. The deadline for this application is June 4 2019.
From April 24 – April 27th 2019, invitations to potential sponsors were sent out to submit a complete application. If you received an invitation, the deadline to submit your application is on or before June 28, 2019. Any applications received after the deadline will be returned to you and you will not receive another invitation.
March is Fraud Prevention Month in Canada. Newcomers and immigrants can be targets for fraud such as advertisements promising work permits or guaranteeing high-paying jobs in Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will be raising awareness of the different types of immigration fraud, how to recognize scams and fraudulent website, how to properly choose an immigration or citizenship consultant and how to report fraud.
Calgary has been selected as a Welcoming Francophone Community as a part of Canada’s Action Plan for Official Languages. This initiative will have 14 communities across Canada that will receive funding so they can create programs and support to help French speaking newcomers feel welcomed and integrated into the Francophone minority communities. This initiative will seek to enhance the vitality …