Immigration News

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...


New Settlement Strategy and Action Plan for 2020-2022

New Settlement Strategy and Action Plan for 2020-2022

Posted in RRLIP Project News / Immigration News

The Region Region Local Immigration Partnership is pleased to present the Settlement Strategy and Action Plan for 2020-2022  This Action Plan was developed in collaboration with newcomers, RRLIP-convened tables, settlement agencies and service organizations and the broader community.  The...


Newcomers Giving Back During The Pandemic

Newcomers Giving Back During The Pandemic

Posted in Immigration News

Two recently published articles show how newcomers have been supporting those in need during these difficult times.  The Global News article features Bola Oyewole who came to Regina from Nigeria in October and is continuing to help, through her volunteer position with the YWCA. “The community...


50 Million Dollars to Help Canadian Employers Who Have Hired Foreign Workers

50 Million Dollars to Help Canadian Employers Who Have Hired Foreign Workers

Posted in Immigration News

The Government of Canada has allocated financial support to help employers keep foreign workers and other Canadians safe from the spread of COVID-19.   Due to their integral role in the food sector, temporary foreign workers are still allowed to come to Canada, but like all...


Even Amid This Pandemic, Canada Continues to Support Immigration

Even Amid This Pandemic, Canada Continues to Support Immigration

Posted in Immigration News

A recent article in the CIC News highilghts Canada's efforts to strike a balance between containing COVID-19 and supporting the stability and rebound of the economy by inviting global talent and foreign nationals into the country.  The article mentions that while most other countries...


Serving Newcomer Clients? Mass Text - Messaging Tool Now Available

Serving Newcomer Clients? Mass Text - Messaging Tool Now Available

Posted in Immigration News

 Newcomer.info  was specifically designed, in partnership with Immigrant Services Society of BC, as a mass text-messaging tool purposely built for rapid, real-time and relevant information sharing with refugee and immigrant newcomers. The communication can be delivered in...


Canadian Immigration Statistics for 2019

Canadian Immigration Statistics for 2019

Posted in Immigration News

Two CIC News articles highlight recent Canadian immigration trends that are both interesting and useful for service providers to know!  The following points are among those highlighted in the articles:  In 2019, Canada welcomed more than 341,000 immigrants and exceeded its federal...


Increased Settlement Funds Requirement for Two Express Entry Programs

Increased Settlement Funds Requirement for Two Express Entry Programs

Posted in Immigration News

The Canadian Government has increased the amount of money needed, to be eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker and Federal Skilled Trades Programs. According to an article published in the CIC News, "Prospective immigrants need to prove that they have a certain amount of savings in order...