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The latest news and announcements on immigration, resettlement and settlement in Canada

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Government of Canada announces plan to support economic recovery through immigration – Government of Canada

News release October 30, 2020—Ottawa—The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, tabled the 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan...

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IRCC to launch expression of interest process for service delivery improvements projects – Government of Canada

News release October 7, 2020—Ottawa—As part of its commitment to deliver high quality settlement services to newcomers, Immigration, Refugees and...

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Government of Canada announces details for opening of 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program – Government of Canada

News release October 5, 2020—Ottawa—The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced details for...

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Government introduces new border measures to protect Canadian public health, provides update on travel restrictions – Government of Canada

News release October 2, 2020—Ottawa—Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marco E. L. Mendicino, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill...

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IRCC speeding up processing for spousal applications – Government of Canada

News release September 24, 2020—Ottawa—Today, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, is announcing action...

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New temporary public policy will allow visitors to apply for a work permit without having to leave Canada – Government of Canada

News release Revised August 25 Change intended to benefit employers who are still facing difficulties finding workers August 24, 2020—Ottawa—Visitors...

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Pathway to permanent residency recognizes exceptional service of asylum claimants on front lines of COVID-19 pandemic – Government of Canada

News release August 14, 2020—Montreal—Front-line workers play a critical role in keeping Canadians healthy. In recognition of their exceptional service,...

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Canada and Nigeria working to combat migrant smuggling, human trafficking and irregular migration – Government of Canada

News release July 29, 2020—Ottawa – The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today reaffirmed Canada’s...

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Ministers responsible for immigration meet to jointly plan for the future of immigration in Canada amid COVID-19 – Government of Canada

News release July 24, 2020— The Forum of Ministers Responsible for Immigration met virtually today to talk about the role of...

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Passport services in Canada resuming by mail and by appointment for travel in less than 30 days – Government of Canada

News release July 31, 2020—Ottawa, Ontario—The Government of Canada has started the gradual resumption of some passport services in Canada....