News and Updates

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

Liberals repeal Conservative immigrant residency requirement targeting marriage fraud, CBC News

Liberals repeal Conservative immigrant residency requirement targeting marriage fraud, CBC News

The Liberal government is repealing a measure brought in by the Conservatives that required newcomers to live with their sponsoring...

Rapid Impact Evaluation of the Syrian Refugee Initiative, Government of Canada

Rapid Impact Evaluation of the Syrian Refugee Initiative, Government of Canada

Rapid Impact Evaluation of the Syrian Refugee Initiative A Rapid Impact Evaluation (RIE) was conducted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship...

Budget 2017 helps newcomers get their credentials recognized and find jobs more quickly – Government of Canada

Budget 2017 helps newcomers get their credentials recognized and find jobs more quickly – Government of Canada

News Release From Employment and Social Development Canada Government of Canada helps newcomers put their skills to work in Canada...

Senate amends Liberal citizenship bill to allow court hearings in fraud cases, Toronto Star

Senate amends Liberal citizenship bill to allow court hearings in fraud cases, Toronto Star

Advocates for immigrants and civil liberties are hailing an amendment to the Citizenship Act passed by the Senate that would...

Canada and New Brunswick sign immigration agreement, Government of Canada

Canada and New Brunswick sign immigration agreement, Government of Canada

March 31, 2017 – Moncton, NB – Today, an agreement was signed that will help New Brunswick address labour shortages...

Liberals unveil resettlement plan for 1,200 Yazidis and other victims of ISIS, CBC News

Liberals unveil resettlement plan for 1,200 Yazidis and other victims of ISIS, CBC News

Canada plans to resettle 1,200 Yazidi refugees and other survivors of ISIS by the end of this year. Immigration Minister...

U.S. won’t ban Canadian permanent residents, immigration minister says, CBC News

U.S. won’t ban Canadian permanent residents, immigration minister says, CBC News

January 29, 2017 – The federal government moved to clear up confusion that surrounded a U.S. travel ban on citizens...

From refugee to immigration minister: Ahmed Hussen appointed cabinet role, The Globe and Mail

From refugee to immigration minister: Ahmed Hussen appointed cabinet role, The Globe and Mail

Tuesday, January 10 – A former Somali refugee is now overseeing Canada’s federal immigration policies after a cabinet shuffle Tuesday....

Providing timely protection for privately sponsored refugees, Government of Canada

Providing timely protection for privately sponsored refugees, Government of Canada

Providing timely protection to privately sponsored refugees is a priority. Steps are being taken to reduce wait times and reduce...

Temporary public policy to facilitate the sponsorship of Syrian and Iraqi refugees by Groups of Five and Community Sponsors, Government of Canada

Temporary public policy to facilitate the sponsorship of Syrian and Iraqi refugees by Groups of Five and Community Sponsors, Government of Canada

Recognizing the humanitarian crisis in the Middle East, the Temporary public policy to facilitate the sponsorship of Syrian and Iraqi...