Immigration News

IRCC Has Released an Application Guide for the 6 New Immigration Streams Announced in May

IRCC Has Released an Application Guide for the 6 New Immigration Streams Announced in May

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

An article in the CIC News highlights the details of the guide provided for the six new immigration streams for international graduates and essential workers. The guide on the government of Canada's website gives official instructions on how to apply for the new limited-time immigration...


New Immigration Streams for Temporary Workers, International Students and French Speakers Living in Canada - Opened This Month!

New Immigration Streams for Temporary Workers, International Students and French Speakers Living in Canada - Opened This Month!

Posted in Immigration News

Canada has opened immigration pathways to essential workers, international students, and French speakers who are living in the country. As of May 6th IRCC has opened the door to 90,000 essential workers and international student graduates on temporary status in Canada. There will also be...


Canadian Government's Budget 2021: Explanation of What it Means for Immigration

Canadian Government's Budget 2021: Explanation of What it Means for Immigration

Posted in Immigration News

In April, the Canadian Government announced its Budget details for 2021.  The Federal budget contains the Government's policy priorities, its spending and income projections, as well as an overview of the state of the Canadian economy. An article published in CIC News explains the...


Scam Alert - from Canada Border Services Agency

Scam Alert - from Canada Border Services Agency

Posted in Immigration News

If you have received a call from 1-800-461-9999 or any other 1-800 number, it is not the CBSA calling.  Any 1-800 call from the CBSA, is a scam, since the CBSA does not contact the public directly! Never give your social insurance number or other personal information over the phone! The CBSA...


Organizations are Invited to Apply - to build capacity for the private sponsorship of refugees

Organizations are Invited to Apply - to build capacity for the private sponsorship of refugees

Posted in Immigration News

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada has opened a call for proposals, to provide capacity building for the private sponsorship of refugees. The Private Sponsorship of Refugees program now represents two-thirds of Canada’s annual resettled refugee admissions. This growth has...


Government of Canada Plans to Support Economic Recovery Through Immigration

Government of Canada Plans to Support Economic Recovery Through Immigration

Posted in Immigration News

The recently adjusted 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan highlights responsible increases to immigration targets, to help the Canadian economy recover from COVID-19, drive future growth and create jobs for middle class Canadians. The pandemic has highlighted the contribution of immigrants to...


IRCC Funding Available to Improve Settlement Service Delivery

IRCC Funding Available to Improve Settlement Service Delivery

Posted in Immigration News

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is launching an expression of interest process for service delivery improvements (SDI) funding.  As part of a government-wide response to the current pandemic, IRCC will allocate approximately $30 million in SDI funding in the first year,...


Series of Virtual Workshops in French - on the Basics of Refugee Sponsorship

Series of Virtual Workshops in French - on the Basics of Refugee Sponsorship

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

The details of each webinar can be found below. Please share this information with any Francophone-speaking clients or networks, who may be interested in learning more about sponsoring refugees (including family members who are refugees) to Canada. Les ateliers suivront...


New Study Examines Canadian Views on Immigration Levels and Immigration Categories, in the COVID Era

New Study Examines Canadian Views on Immigration Levels and Immigration Categories, in the COVID Era

Posted in Immigration News

The Association for Canadian Studies recently commissioned a study of 1531 Canadians, who are 18 years of age or older and were randomly selected.  The results from the study highlight some interesting themes, including the following:  While Canadians currently support limiting the numbers...


New Video Campaign - to Increase Understanding Of and Appreciation For, Newcomers

New Video Campaign - to Increase Understanding Of and Appreciation For, Newcomers

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

See Me As I Am CampaignImmigration Partnership Saskatoon (IPSK) has developed the See Me As I Am Campaign in an effort to increase awareness of the benefits of newcomers and to build support for, and understanding of, newcomers as an integral part of an inclusive, diverse workforce and a...