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Do You want to Sponsor Afghan Refugees (and others)?  Information Session about Sponsoring, Myth-Busting and Government Updates.

Do You want to Sponsor Afghan Refugees (and others)? Information Session about Sponsoring, Myth-Busting and Government Updates.

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Many people are wondering about how to sponsor refugees from Afghanistan.  The RSTP (Refugee Sponsorship Training Program) and RODS (Regina Open Door Society) regularly collaborate to hold information sessions about the Private Sponsorship of Refugees. At the moment, these sessions are held...


Canada Offers Free Settlement Services, But Many Immigrants Do Not Know About Them!

Canada Offers Free Settlement Services, But Many Immigrants Do Not Know About Them!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

A recent government survey found that even among immigrants who do know about settlement services, about a quarter do not know how to access them. Starting even before arrival, immigrants can access settlement services from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).  Check here...


Election 2021 -  What Do Canada's Main Political Parties Think About Immigration?

Election 2021 - What Do Canada's Main Political Parties Think About Immigration?

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Canada is a country that was built on immigration, and continues to welcome immigrants.  With an aging population, and low birth rate, Canada needs newcomers to bring their skills and abilities to the labour market and to contribute to the economy. Many sectors are experiencing labour...


Canada Now Accepts Citizenship Applications Online

Canada Now Accepts Citizenship Applications Online

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Canadian permanent residents can now submit applications for citizenship online. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has launched a new online tool that allows citizenship applications to be submitted online. As of August 11, IRCC has opened the online portal to single...


Canada has announced the resettlement of up to 20,000 vulnerable Afghan nationals to Canada

Canada has announced the resettlement of up to 20,000 vulnerable Afghan nationals to Canada

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Canada is implementing special immigration measures for Afghan nationals, and their families, who have a significant and/or enduring relationship with the Government of Canada. Canada will implement a program focused on vulnerable Afghan nationals outside of Afghanistan, including women...


Parents and Grandparents Program - 'Invitations to Sponsor' will be sent out from IRCC starting the week of Sept 20, to random people who applied in 2020!

Parents and Grandparents Program - 'Invitations to Sponsor' will be sent out from IRCC starting the week of Sept 20, to random people who applied in 2020!

Posted in Immigration News

Canada’s Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program is unique in the world. It gives families the chance to reunite here, providing them the opportunity to thrive in this country. Family reunification plays a significant role in attracting, retaining and integrating immigrants who contribute to...


Are You Interested in Sponsoring Refugees?  Interactive Webinars in August to answer your questions!  Also in French!

Are You Interested in Sponsoring Refugees? Interactive Webinars in August to answer your questions! Also in French!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is funded by the Government of Canada to provide training and assistance to groups and individuals that would like to sponsor refugees.  In Saskatchewan, the RSTP trainer is located in Saskatoon, but comes to Regina on a regular basis for teaching...


Projected Global Resettlement Needs 2022 - from UNHCR Report June 23/21

Projected Global Resettlement Needs 2022 - from UNHCR Report June 23/21

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“1.47 million refugees will be in need of resettlement next year. This is according to the latest estimates released by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in its Projected Global Resettlement Needs 2022 report.  ‘Despite the pandemic, wars and conflict continue to rage across the world,...


Did you Apply for the Pathway to Permanent Residence program?  New information if you are waiting for a decision from IRCC.

Did you Apply for the Pathway to Permanent Residence program? New information if you are waiting for a decision from IRCC.

Posted in Immigration News

Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino has announced a new open work permit option for essential workers and international student graduates in Canada. Starting July 26, temporary residents who applied for the newly-launched pathway to permanent residence will be eligible for an open work...


Free Webinar: Why Newcomers are Important to Canada's Economic Success  - July 14, 2021 at 8 am

Free Webinar: Why Newcomers are Important to Canada's Economic Success - July 14, 2021 at 8 am

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Free webinar on July 14, 2021 at 8am CST - Sponsored by CanadaVisa and Scotiabank  Throughout the pandemic, Canada has continued to demonstrate its strong desire to welcome newcomers. As Canada’s economy starts to return to normal, there will be even greater focus on welcoming more...