News and Updates

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

Changes to 2017 Parent and Grandparent Program application intake process, Government of Canada

Changes to 2017 Parent and Grandparent Program application intake process, Government of Canada

December 14, 2016—Ottawa, ON – Family reunification is a key immigration commitment of the Government of Canada. The Parent and...

Government of Canada takes early action to improve the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, CNW

Government of Canada takes early action to improve the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, CNW

GATINEAU, QC, Dec. 13, 2016 /CNW/ – Improving access to job opportunities for Canadians and creating the conditions for growth...

Family reunification wait times for immigrants to be cut by half, John McCallum says, CBC News

Family reunification wait times for immigrants to be cut by half, John McCallum says, CBC News

Newcomers to Canada will soon have a much shorter wait to reunite with their spouses, partners and children. Immigration, Refugees...

Improvements to Express Entry on the way, Government of Canada

Improvements to Express Entry on the way, Government of Canada

November 14, 2016—Ottawa, ON—Changes to Express Entry, which will take effect on November 19, are part of a number of...

Key Highlights 2017 Immigration Levels Plan, Government of Canada

Key Highlights 2017 Immigration Levels Plan, Government of Canada

On October 31, 2016, Minister McCallum announced that in 2017, Canada will welcome 300,000 immigrants. Read the news release by clicking...

Summary Report: Consultations and Public Opinion Research on the Future of Immigration in Canada, Government of Canada

Summary Report: Consultations and Public Opinion Research on the Future of Immigration in Canada, Government of Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada recently released the summary report on the national conversation on immigration to Canada. Overview and...

Report: Evaluation of the Resettlement Programs, Government of Canada

Report: Evaluation of the Resettlement Programs, Government of Canada

Recently, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada released its evaluation of the GAR, PSR, BVOR, and RAP programs from 2010 – 2015. The...

Liberals promise to bring Yazidi refugees to Canada within 4 months, CBC News

Liberals promise to bring Yazidi refugees to Canada within 4 months, CBC News

October 24, 2016 – The federal government is committing to take urgent steps to bring Yazidi refugees to Canada within...

Forward regulatory plan: 2016-2018, Government of Canada

Forward regulatory plan: 2016-2018, Government of Canada

A forward regulatory plan is a public list or description of anticipated regulatory changes or actions that a department intends...

Citizenship applications plummet as fees soar, Toronto Star

Citizenship applications plummet as fees soar, Toronto Star

October 12, 2016 – The number of immigrants applying for Canadian citizenship has plummeted for the second year in a...